I haven’t always worn a lot of skirts as styling them can be tricky. Do you have to tuck your shirt in? How do you pair it with a sweater and not look too bulky? It seemed too fussy, and I’d often end up wearing jeans or a dress. But as with many things I’ve learned through blogging – there are simple outfit formulas that can make styling skirts easy! Today I’m sharing three different outfit ideas for styling a pleated midi skirt. Let me know which is your fave!
Sweater + Skirt
The first combination (and the most appropriate in this cold weather!) is the sweater and skirt combination. Now you have two choices when picking a sweater to pair with your skirt. You can go bulky or fitted/cropped. If you’re going for a bulky sweater, make sure that you tuck a part of the sweater into your waistband, to give your outfit more shape.
A fitted/cropped sweater is slightly easier to pull off, as you don’t have to worry about balancing out the proportions.
Turtleneck + Skirt
The second easy way to style a pleated midi skirt is with a form-fitting turtleneck. As this clings closely to your body, it’s easy to keep it tucked in your skirt. Since this outfit is very simple, I added a belt to bring more interest to the outfit.
Moto Jacket + Skirt
Pairing your pleated skirt with a fitted moto jacket is a fun look because the edgy and structured moto jacket contrasts with the flowy and feminine skirt. For your under-the-jacket layer, you could either tuck in a camisole or wear a bodysuit.
So those are the three outfit formulas I use when styling pleated midi skirts – which was your fave? By the way – another tip I’ve used in most of the outfits shown above is wearing a thermal shirt under my sweater (I love Uniqlo’s HeatTech range) and pulling on some fleece tights under my skirt – you can fold your tights so that they don’t show below your skirt’s hem. It makes SUCH a difference and makes it easy to wear cute outfits in colder weather!