If we know anything about Olivia Palermo, it’s that the trendsetter isn’t afraid to embrace budget-savvy practices, from shopping affordable brands (evidence here, here, and here) to maximizing the number of looks she can get out of a single piece. Palermo was spotted doing the latter last week when she stepped out wearing a Zara midi skirt as a strapless dress. We’re pocketing the genius tip, and recommend you do the same. Just make sure to add structure to the billowy look with a tailored vest, like Palermo, or by adding a belt at your natural waist.
Scroll down to shop your own multi-functioning skirt—P.S.: an elastic waistband is a must!
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Rebecca Taylor Pleated & Colorblocked Midi Skirt ($495)
Palermo’s Zara skirt may be sold out, but this option has a very similar vibe.
Warehouse Midi Denim Skirt ($72)
You’ll get years of use out of this denim midi skirt.
Suno Multi Graphic Dots Pleated Skirt ($775)
We can always count on Suno for a killer print.
Club Monaco Vanelle Maxi Skirt ($119)
Pair this floral skirt with red accessories for a standout look.
Marchesa Voyage Tiered Maxi Skirt ($695)
When wearing this airy maxi skirt as a dress, make sure to add a thin belt to maintain your figure.
Alice + Olivia Louie Embroidered Silk-Tulle Maxi Skirt ($485)
We’re fairly certain you’ll look like an ethereal goddess in this frock.
Kensie Tie-Dyed Maxi Skirt ($59)
This laid-back tie-dye skirt would make an ideal beach cover-up.
Pins And Needles Yoke Chiffon Maxi Skirt ($79)
According to the reviews, this pale pink skirt is a must-have.
Rebecca Taylor Grey Gardens Pleated Midi Skirt ($495)
These mixed floral prints would certainly be Palermo-approved.
Would you try this trick? Let us know in the comments below!