5 Throw-On Shoes Londoners Are Exclusively Wearing With Skirts

With the warmer weather firmly here, the chicest people in London have dug out their skirts in celebration. As someone who has always found shoe pairings tricky, I've looked into how our stylish friends are pairing skirts this season, and it seems these five styles are firm favourites. 

There's no denying that maxi styles are definitely having a moment right now, but of course midi skirts and even minis remain staples in many wardrobes. It's no surprise really, as there's so many styling possibilities when it comes to skirts, allowing you to build an outfit for all occasions. Add a simple tee and trainers and you're ready for a casual weekend, or slip into a chunky leather flip flop and throw on a satin shirt to head out to dinner. Skirts are truly versatile, and from my research can be paired with almost any shoe, but if you're interested in the five styles that fashion people in London are backing right now, keep on scrolling. 

Wherever you're headed, and whichever hem length you're leaning towards, these are the shoes that London girls are pairing with skirts for 2023. 

1. TRAINERS

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Style Tips: I'm a big fan of any outfit pairing that calls for trainers. The comfort and ease makes these a no brainer in my opinion, and if you're lucky enough, you can wear this pairing for everything from running errands to work. 

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2. CHUNKY FLIP FLOP

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Style Tips: The easiest way to elevate your skirt, no matter the hemline, is with a sleek pair of flip flops. Go for a chunky platform wedge for the 2023 update and wear with everthing from maxi lengths to mini.

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3. LOAFERS

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Style Tips: For the perfect balance of style and comfort, a great pair of loafers should be on your list. If trainers aren't your style, or feel too casual, pair your skirt with timeless loafers.

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4. BALLET FLATS

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Style Tips: The ballet flat revival is well underway, with this delicate shoe making a huge comeback this year. The flat shoe adds a delicate touch, and will upgrade your outfit for evening without the discomfort of heels. 

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5. SANDALS

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Style Tips: Take it from Karina, we're in sandal season. For the summer months, a great pair of understated sandals can be slipped on as an easy way to finish your skirt

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Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.