Sharing tips on how to turn a dressy midi skirt into a casual midi skirt – perfect for a summer date with your better half!
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 $10, available 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
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!