I Wear This Wardrobe Staple Almost Every Day in Summer

Recently, I told a friend about a new purchase I'd made in the summer sales. It was a midi skirt that featured pleats and a unique paisley print, and to be honest, I was pretty excited about how much of a bargain it was. "Of course you bought another midi skirt," my friend said with an eye-roll. "They're basically your summer uniform."

I'd never thought about this before, but I guess she was right. A printed midi and a T-shirt make up the outfit combination I wear on repeat summer after summer. I'm not sure whether it is due to their ease, their comfort, or the fact that you can look put-together while hardly trying, but midi skirts are a key element in my summer wardrobe, and I'm not alone. The item is also a hallmark in the wardrobes of several editors, influencers and celebrities.

Whether it be a slinky slip skirt or a timeless pleated style, the versatile item works for any occasion, from a backyard barbeque to a restaurant dinner, and is particularly handy while working from home. With this in mind, I've put together a curation of the midi skirts that are currently at the top of my wish list, spanning high-street labels, contemporary brands and more. From prints to pleats and plenty of colour, keep scrolling to shop the best summer midi skirt. 

How influencers styles summer midi skirts: 


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Style Notes: As Anne-Laure Mais proves, a printed midi skirt and a strappy tank top make the perfect outfit, no matter where your summer might take you. 


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Style Notes: Gingham has always been a favourite of mine for summer, and a vibrant skirt in the print is one of the best ways to wear the style. 


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Style Notes: For a more formal summer look, opt for a bias-cut slip skirt in a muted hue like grey or navy. 


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Style Notes: Frann Fyne is a midi-skirt enthusiast. Here, she pairs a printed iteration with the best wear-with-anything basic, a plain white tee. 


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Style Notes: Another dressier midi-skirt look. Here, Mette makes the item feel evening-appropriate thanks to a pair of gold heels and a statement-making blouse. 

Shop summer midi skirts: 

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