It’s no secret that skirts are up there with printed dresses as a key buy this summer. From Topshop and Zara and up, versatile midis, beach vacation minis, and summery maxi skirts are everywhere. But while dresses pretty much take care of themselves—just add shoes, accessories if you’re so inclined, and you’re good to go—skirt outfit combos take a little more planning. What tops look best with this season’s skirts is always the first place to start, and luckily, we’ve been pondering the very same question.
So, from power blouses teamed with pencil skirts, and denim minis paired with a sleek bodysuit or chic SwimsuitSwimwear is clothing designed to be worn by people engaging in a water-based activity or water sports, such as swimming, diving and surfing, or sun-orientated activities, such as sun bathing. (there are plenty of options around), keep scrolling for our favorite top and skirt combos seen on street stylers and Instagram’s top influencers.
Pencil Skirt + Power Blouse
Lucy Williams has nailed 2018 power dressing with this sleek midi skirtMidi skirt, skirt with hem halfway between ankle and knee, below the widest part of the calf. Introduced by designers in 1967 as a reaction to very short mini skirts., ’80s-inspired blouse, and sneakers to give the outfit a modern spin.
Maxi Skirt + Oversized knitsKnitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric for use in many types of garments.
Oversized layers are a chic way of putting a warm spin on summery midi skirts—because we all know the weather can be temperamental. Keep it tonal in key S/S 2018 shades like Ada Oguntodu for extra points.
Midi Skirt + T-Shirt
If in doubt, pairing a skirt with a classic white T-shirt is always a safe bet. If you’re feeling bold, however, follow Tamu McPherson’s lead and clash those prints.
Maxi Skirt + Bardot Top
The flash of shoulder on a Bardot top can help to balance out a maxi skirt. Try a clashing print like Karoline Dall to break things up if you’re feeling a little swamped by the full length.
Mini Skirt + Body
Perfect for beach vacations or any weekend away from the city, layering a denim mini over a sleek bodysuit or stylish swimsuit like Camille Charriere is a chic idea.
Midi Skirt + Cropped Tee
Take a tip from Freddie Harrel and wear your midi with a cropped tee or blouse. No need for bulky tucking-in here. This combo also looks super chic if your skirt is high waisted.
Printed Skirt + Co-Ord Top
Matching skirt-and-top separates make for an easy way to nail smart work outfits or more formal occasion dressing. Go for a plush finish like Charlotte Groeneveld to add a luxe touch.
Miniskirt + White Shirt
The fastest way to dress up a miniskirt is to team it with a simple white shirt. Lucy Williams’s oversized style helps to off-set any stuffiness, while a skirt in a luxe fabric will add extra polish.