How to Casually Style a Midi Skirt this Summer

Sharing tips on how to turn a dressy midi skirt into a casual midi skirt – perfect for a summer date with your better half!

The Best Outfit Idea for a Casual Summer Date | Ft. Chicwish, Everlane, Amazon Fashion | Louella Reese

similar sweater tank | c/o chicwish floral ruffle midi skirt | c/o everlane day crossover sandal (available in five colors) | indego africa mini straw tote | MINCL heart shaped sunglasses (under $10available in eight colors) | c/o lisi lerch tiger eye hoop earrings (on sale – 30% off this weekend)

It’s no secret, I’m a fan of the midi skirt. Exhibit A a neutral midi skirt styled for day and as well as dressed up for brunch or date night. Exhibit B the comfiest, most casual midi skirt styled for vacation life. And now I’ve added this floral ruffle midi skirt, the star of today’s look. I love the sweet yet flirty feel of this one. While I had planned on wearing it dressed up, I decided why not make this dressy midi skirt a casual midi skirt. One that can be worn during the day as well as for more casual evening plans. 

So needless to say, that’s how today’s look came together. I wanted to dress down this floral ruffle midi skirt and wear it WAY more often than the dressy, special occasions I had it planned for. So I reached for my trusty sweater tank (one of my best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases ever – styled with denim and styled with a mini skirt) and slid into the most perfect slides from everlane. 

How to Casually Style a Midi Skirt this Summer | Casual Midi Skirt | Louella Reese
The cutest straw bags to complete every summer outfit | Mini Straw Tote | Louella Reese
The cutest heart shaped sunglasses to complete every summer outfit | Ft. Amazon Fashion, Chicwish, Nordstrom | Louella Reese

How to Casually Style a Midi Skirt this Summer

Pair with a simple top

Most of the time your midi skirt is going to be the statement of your look. So keeping your top simple will balance out your look and keep it more casual. Reach for a tank in a solid color, your favorite white tee, or a fun graphic tee. All of these options will give the skirt and your overall look a more casual vibe.

Opt for classic sandals or sneakers

If you’re going for a more feminine look opt for a pair of classic sandals. Go full on neutral with white, cognac, navy, or black – which ever compliments your skirt best. Or play up one of the colors in the print of your skirt. For the one I’m wearing, I could have played up the blue, pink, or green in the skirt with sandals in any of those hues. 

If you’re wanting to go even more casual, tie on a pair of sneakers! White sneakers are my top recommendation as they’re perfect for the summer months. They’re also incredibly popular and on trend right now. I recently styled white sneakers (and a graphic tee) with a midi skirt. It was the perfect combination for a day on the go! My favorite sneakers are these Reebok classic but I’m also LOVING these Vejas that I recently added to my sneaker collection. They are SO comfortable and similar to Golden Goose but have a way better price point. 

Choose playful accessories

Since you’re aiming to be more casual, pick a few playful accessories to add to your look. Whether it’s a lively pair of statement earrings, heart shaped sunglasses (these are under $10), stack of beaded bracelets or  a straw bag, have a little fun and choose the accessories that make you most happy! Also, don’t be afraid to add a few. Especially if you’ve kept the rest of your look pretty neutral. As you can see, I added a little over everything – heart shaped sunglasses, straw bag, a beaded bracelet, and tiger eye hoop earrings. Give me all of the accessories! 

How to Casually Style a Midi Skirt this Summer | Casual Midi Skirt, Floral Midi Skirt | Louella Reese
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Sweater Tanks for Summer | How to Style a Sweater Tank when it's hot outside | Louella Reese
The Best Outfit Idea for a Casual Summer Date | Ft. Chicwish, Everlane, Amazon Fashion | Louella Reese

similar sweater tank | c/o chicwish floral ruffle midi skirt | c/o everlane day crossover sandal (available in five colors) | indego africa mini straw tote | MINCL heart shaped sunglasses (under $10available in eight colors) | c/o lisi lerch tiger eye hoop earrings (on sale – 30% off this weekend

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36 Comments

  1. I absolutely love the way you styled this skirt! I’m just getting into wearing midi skirts this season, so I’m always looking for new ways to style them. I think the way you paired this is extremely stylish and creates the perfect look for summer!

    Posted 5.23.19 Reply
    • Thank you so much Carrington! I really appreciate that 🙂 I am thrilled you’re a fan of midi skirts as well. They are truly so fun to wear and style!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.23.19 Reply
  2. what a darling ruffle skirt!! I absolutely love this skirt!

    xoxo Sarah

    Posted 5.23.19 Reply
  3. Lizzie wrote:

    That skirt is sooo pretty! I love how you styled this entire outfit! It’s perfect for summertime 🙂

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 5.23.19 Reply
  4. Rachel wrote:

    GIRL – You kill the midi skirt! I love this feminine one with a classic sleeveless top, it gives the perfect amount of casual flirt without being too dressed up!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 5.23.19 Reply
  5. Morgan wrote:

    I need those sandals!! I love the simplicity of them with that fun skirt

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 5.23.19 Reply
  6. That’s a beautiful skirt. Love the print. Your tips are on point. I love styling it with sneakers and slides 🙂

    ❥ tanvii.com

    Posted 5.23.19 Reply
  7. Maria wrote:

    These are such great tips! I love how you styled the midi skirt.

    xo, Maria
    https://www.miamiamine.com/

    Posted 5.23.19 Reply
  8. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    This really is the cutest skirt ever!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 5.24.19 Reply
  9. Jamaria wrote:

    What a pretty skirt! I love how you styled this look! Xo

    Posted 5.24.19 Reply
  10. Stephanie wrote:

    Okay, girl! I’ve seen this skirt on the Chicwish website so many times, and yet I always pass it over thinking it looks frumpy – now I see it on you and I’m like MAJOR HEART EYES! Now I think I need to get it for myself!

    Posted 5.24.19 Reply
  11. CTNBEE wrote:

    I really like your skirt. This skirt is perfect for hot days. And a lovely little handbag

    Posted 5.24.19 Reply
  12. Marlene wrote:

    This skirt is so pretty! Love your sunnies too.

    Posted 5.27.19 Reply
  13. This skirt is so cute. I love the way you styled it 🙂

    http://innapishtoy.com/

    Posted 5.27.19 Reply
  14. Absolutely love how you styled this skirt! You always share the prettiest, most effortless looks. I don’t have any midi skirts since I’m petite, it’s hard to find some that fit my small frame. But, you’ve inspired me to search for one for this season!!

    Xo, Emily
    https://emilygodoy.com

    Posted 5.28.19 Reply
    • Thank you so much Emily! I really appreciate your sweet comment and am thrilled that you like the looks I’ve been putting together. There are so many great midi skirts out right now, I am sure you’ll find the perfect one very quickly!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.28.19 Reply
  15. Caitlin wrote:

    As always you have the cutest outfit ever – and such a great idea!

    Posted 5.28.19 Reply
  16. roxy wrote:

    Such a great casual outfit! I love the tiers on the skirt and the way the skirt is a little more dressed up while the tank dresses the look right back down perfectly.

    Posted 5.29.19 Reply
  17. Lindsay wrote:

    I’m a huge fan of anything midi length and this skirt is so gorgeous on you! The perfect summer look

    Posted 5.30.19 Reply
  18. Ashleigh wrote:

    This is such a cute look! I just love the ruffle detail in your skirt!

    xx Ashleigh
    http://www.fashioninflight.com

    Posted 6.7.19 Reply