8 Any-Weather Skirt Outfits Fashion People Always Wear Before Committing to Sundresses

There are few pieces that are true wardrobe staples, but it is safe to say that the midi skirt is definitely one of them. No matter the season, its versatility and simplicity ensure it remains on the rail year-round.

Come rain or shine, you’ll find me in a midi skirt of some kind, but for people who are less obsessed with the style, spring in particular is an excellent time to don them—they look excellent styled with sandals and t-shirts on warmer days, but can easily be layered with light jumpers and boots if you're worried about staying warm. Plus, the current selections from high-street retailers and designers are vast and there are many impressive and considered shapes that have a timeless appeal, so there’s a style for everyone.


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Over the last few years hemlines have dominated the runway and this season designers swapped barely there mini lengths for their longer (and more voluminous) counterparts. "On the knee" is a popular fashion category and styles from tailored skirting to pleats and airy cotton voiles are infiltrating our feeds.

When it comes to midi skirts, styling opportunities are endless. Simple, understated versions can be adapted to suit any occassion—they look effortlessly cool when paired with trainers and a t-shirt or cardigan for daytime wear, but can easily be dressed up with heels and a blazer or silky top for the evening. And with so many styles to choose from, you're sure to find one that will integrate perfectly into your current wardrobe.


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And let's not forget the classics. Column slip skirts reappear every spring and the classic denim midi skirt is also a popular style right now. If you’re a fan of midi skirts keep on reading for some of my favourite investment pieces and outfit inspirations for how to wear a midi skirt this season.


1. A Jumper + Voluminous Skirt

@anoukyve wearing an off the shoulder top and skirt

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Style Notes: Neutral lovers - this is one for you. This black-and-white outfit is a masterclass in how to style the very on-trend voluminous skirt. I particularly love how the off-the-shoulder knit and ballet pumps give this look a timelessly elegant look.

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2. A Blazer + Satin Slip Skirt


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Style Notes: I love how Karina has paired her slip midi skirt with a tailored blazer and sculpted top. Size up on the blazer to really nail that relaxed-fit look.

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3. Colourful Shirt + Linen Skirt

@brittanybathgate wearing a shirt and white skirt

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Style Notes: This outfit is such a brilliant example of how to take a summery, holiday ready piece like a white linen skirt into daily city wear. With the brightly coloured button down and the super sleek loafers, this look could work for so many occassions.

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4. Patterned Skirt + Mesh Flats

@_jeanettemadsen_ wearing patterned skirt and t-shirt

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Style Notes: The good thing about a patterned skirt is that it does all the work for you. Add a simple tee and flats and you're all set. That being said, the addition of mesh flats really elevates the fashion-forward nature of the outfit.

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5. A Denim Jacket + White Midi Skirt 


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Style Notes: The juxtaposition of textures in this look is magic, from the starchy denim jacket to the supple skirt and ruched boots. It's a look that can transcend from the office to post-work events and date nights.

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6. Tailored Black Skirt + Pinstripe Shirt


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Style Notes: A tailored black skirt is such a great polished option, especially when paired with a crisp shirt. Dress this look down by swapping the boots for trainers, which also makes it more spring-ready.

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7. Denim Midi Skirt & Knit Cardigan


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Style Notes: Grabbing a coffee? Running errands? Heading off on a shopping trip? Nail the dressed-down aesthetic with a washed denim midi skirt, partnered with a crew-neck T-shirt and a knit cardigan. Accessorise the look with some comfy trainers, a leather shoulder bag and cat-eye sunglasses.

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8. Leather Midi + Kitten Heels

@sylviemus_ wears a leather skirt with heels.

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Style Notes: As Sylvie proves, you can still wear your beloved leather skirt in spring—and make it look effortlessly cool. The peep-toe kitten heels and sleeveless turtleneck really give this such a chic Parisian vibe.

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This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Freelance Fashion Editor

Avalon Afriyie is a freelance writer and storyteller based in London. She specialises in sustainable fashion, health and the narratives of marginalised communities. She has a background in fashion show production and styling, having previously worked on The Clothes Show and with the Lyst Group. Since graduating in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in English and contemporary media, she’s worked as a feature writer for an independent publication and a contributor for Quill’s creator network. She now marries her passion for words and style, writing for some of the most esteemed fashion and lifestyle publications, Who What Wear UK and Stylist. Avalon also provides copywriting services, creative consultancy, and visual media for independent businesses, including travel guides, interviews, press releases and blog posts. Her work has been featured on Lush, Contiki, Youswim and Ohne. She spends her days writing to her heart’s content for business and pleasure, shooting on film and dreaming of residing a stone’s throw away from the ocean with her love and a pup (clad in a sweeping frock, of course). She’s currently penning ideas for a book of personal essays and free verse poetry on love, life and the stages in between.