Trust Me—This Relaxed Outfit Formula Is *the* Cool Look for Summer

There are a lot of different outfit combinations you can make with even the most basic wardrobe staples that are sure to still make you feel chic and polished. (To us, those are the best kinds of outfits!) However, if there were one pairing we could never get tired of, it’s T-shirts and skirts. Sure, a T-shirt will always look good with a pair of jeans, but for the summer, a skirt is the better option. When styled accordingly, this classic two-piece outfit can be perfect for nearly every occasion, whether it’s a casual lunch meeting with a colleague, weekend get-togethers with friends and family, or an easy day to yourself.

Of course, just like any other effortless ensemble, wearing such versatile pieces can often feel redundant. Not to worry, that’s where we come in. Ahead, you’ll find a comprehensive collection of Who What Wear-approved ways to style a simple T-shirt with a skirt. Whether that be a lace skirt, satin skirt, or poplin skirt, the outfits below will help you decide. Once you take a look through each of these, you’ll have a brand-new arsenal of ideas for styling these essential pieces.

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Style Tip: A monochromatic ensemble no matter what you're wearing will always feel put together.

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Style Tip: For the true comfy route, playing around with oversize proportions is best.

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Style Tip: Play with different types of textures and patterns for an eye-catching visual effect.

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Style Tip: A sleek bias-cut slip skirt will always look good with a soft tee.

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Style Tip: If you want a skirt that you can really move in, opt for a tennis skirt with shorts underneath.

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Style Tip: Dress up this simple outfit combination with sleek slingbacks and a leather handbag of your choice.

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Style Tip: On your more casual days, sport a cropped baby tee with a maxi slip skirt and sneakers for a '90s-inspired moment.

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Style Tip: Add a blazer on top, and this can easily be your next office outfit. It just looks so luxe.

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Style Tip: A blue denim maxi skirt is the usual pick, but for the summer, opt for a white as a chicer alternative.

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Style Tip: For the moments when you're running out for a quick errand, wear your T-shirt with an easy linen skirt and a lightweight coat or jacket.

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.