When you think about dressing casually, you probably are more likely to consider jeans or pants. But skirts can be just as comfortable, casual and chic. Today let’s discover how to wear a skirt in a casual chic way.
How to wear a skirt in casual situations
Here in Singapore I don’t really have a favorite when it comes to the kind of bottoms I like to wear. I love dresses, pants and skirts almost equally. I wear skirts on dressy occasions but also to casual outings.
Here, you will find my tips on how to wear a skirt in a casual way.
How to make your skirt more casual
- Pair your skirt with with lose and casual tops
- Wear brogues or sneakers with your skirt
- Wear a skirt in a casual fabric like denim
- Pair your skirt with casual fabrics like denim
Casual skirt looks for you to try
I think you can make pretty much wear any skirt work in a casual way.
You could, for example even pair a formal, full skirt with a denim jacket and a pair of sneakers.
But, obviously, some skirts are naturally more casual than others.
Denim or jean skirts are a style staple that are unlikely to date, no matter how long they are in their closet.
You could opt for a classic blue or black denim, or if you want to wear during the summer months, you could try a white denim skirt instead of a pair of white jeans.
Pleated skirts were once thought to be strictly formal.
They’ve been used by schools as part of school uniform, they were a style staple in the 40s and they look lovely dressed up now for a special occasion.
But, they also look very stylish when worn casually. I love the current trend for wearing a pleated skirt with a sweater and either sneakers or booties.
I always think maxi skirts give off an air of casual elegance.
When you see a woman in a maxi skirt, she exudes haven’t-tried-to-hard confidence. You can wear with sandals for your vacation.
Or you could team with booties and a moto jacket when the weather cools down.
Just like the pleated skirt, the pencil skirt can be thought of as a more formal style.
And, it’s true, you can definitely dress it up for dinner, or you can wear with a blouse or shirt for work.
But, you can also dress the pencil skirt down with flats, boots or sneakers.
Grace (above) chooses a floral skirt and a blouse with dramatic, flared sleeves. You can find a similar floral pencil skirt here.
Another versatile option, full skirts can be a good option for many different body shapes.
But, they are particularly good for pear shapes as they help to skim over the thigh and hip area.
Check out this piece for more ideas on how to dress the pear shape.
For more inspiration, check out our article on black skirt outfit ideas.
Tops and jackets to wear with your casual skirts
If you are putting together a casual skirt outfit, you will want to make sure that the other elements of your look are not too formal.
Think about choosing sweaters, draped tops and casual jackets such as a leather biker or denim style.
- Vince stripe cashmere sweater
- Current/Elliot draped tee
- Halogen wrap sweater
- Blank NYC suede moto jacket
Shoes to wear with your casual skirts
To ensure that your look sticks to a casual vibe, opt for booties or sneakers.
If you’re dressing for summer or a vacation, you could also choose sandals.
Accessories to wear with your casual skirts
Keep your look suitable for daytime by opting for more casual options such as a crossbody bag and a scarf.
Rather than more formal jewelry such as diamonds or precious gems, you could think about more contemporary pieces.
- Nordstrom fringe scarf
- Kate Spade statement necklace
- Nakamol design drop earrings
- Frye leather crossbody
Here are 9 casual skirt outfits featuring the pieces above
Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.
Do you wear a skirt in a casual setting? Which of the above looks is your favorite?
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