How to Style a Midi Skirt for Autumn

How to wear a midi skirtAh the midi skirt. It’s one of my wardrobe staples, and yet it’s a tricky style, especially in the cooler months. I love the vintage inspired silhouette they create and the fact that they just make me feel graceful even though most of the time I’m a total klutz. The longer hemline can make a midi a bit more difficult to wear in conjunction with warmer wardrobe pieces without the look being overwhelming.

Here are my 5 tips for styling a classic midi for fall without the frump factor.

Midi skirt outfit ideas

Tip #1: Accentuate your waistline.

One of the simplest ways to keep a longer skirt from looking dowdy is to add a little bit of shape. Here I’ve tucked my top into my skirt for a classic line. If you’re not into tucking in your tops, try adding a belt or sash, or even wearing a crop-top that meets the top of your skirt.

How to style a midi skirtBlush and grey outfit

Tip #2: Sheer tights or bare legs.

Opaque tights can feel like a bit much with a midi skirt, especially in the case of the grey one I’m sporting here. To keep the overall look lighter, go with bare legs if the temperatures permit, or try sheer tights for a more subtle but still warm option.

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Tip #3: Fitted but warm sweaters.

A fitted sweater is the perfect companion to a more full skirt because it provides contrast. If you want more warmth, try looking for a natural material like merino or cashmere. My blush sweater is the perfect weight for a chilly day, and I love the way the color pairs with the soft grey of the skirt.

Fall capsule wardrobe

Tip #4: Autumnal makeup

Nothing makes a look feel more fall appropriate than some classic autumnal makeup. Try wine and mauve shades to give an instant chilly weather vibe. Here I’ve gone for a classic wine lipstick and nail polish combo, along with warm-toned blush and eye shadow shades.

Blush and Burgundy OutfitTip #5: Fall finishes

For accessories, bring in fall touches with texture like velvet or suede. For this look I’ve chosen to wear simple lace up ballet pumps with my classic envelope clutch. They are both done in black suede which gives the entire ensemble a more seasonal feel.

J. Crew black seude envelope clutch Simple outfit ideas Styling a full skirt Fall outfit Autumn leavesOutfit details:

Sweater: Loft, old.

Skirt: Forever 21, old. People Tree has amazing midi skirt options that are fair trade!

Flats: Target (Vegan friendly.)

Clutch: Secondhand J. Crew.

Lipstick: c/o Red Apple Lipstick in the shade Wine & Dandy

Nail Polish: Ciaté’s Napa Valley (5 free formula!)


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Thanks so much for reading today! Will you be trying a midi skirt this fall? I’d love to hear!

8 thoughts on “How to Style a Midi Skirt for Autumn

  1. This was perfect timing, as I was looking at my closet full of midi skirt wondering how on earth I can style these. I’m actually really lacking in the tops department, but this post gives me some good ideas and directions!

  2. These photos are SO pretty, Lauren! I love how you paired that sweater with this skirt. I am definitely going to use these tips the next time I style my midi skirt!

    Lee –

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