It's really easy to slip into style habits when the temperature drops (I do it too!).
Jeans tend to become the staple for most of our wardrobes, which is fine, but if you want to try something different, then this blog is for you!
Skirts get a bad wrap sometimes - they can be hard to match to tops, and shoes and sometimes they just go into the "too hard" basket.
So I wanted to share with you a few simple styling tips, and some outfit inspo on how to rock a couple of different style skirts for winter.
I've put together two looks - a casual look and a more dressy look (appropriate for work or play) with three different skirt shapes, plus added some bonus styling tips on how to put your skirt outfits together -all with gorgeous styles available now at Shore City!
STYLE #1 - The Pencil Skirt
This is probably the most classic of all the skirts, and most peoples go-to style. The trick with a pencil, like any skirt, is to get the length right. You generally want a pencil skirt to sit just below your knee, that way it will hit one of the slimmest parts of your leg.
Here is how to style it two different ways.
CASUAL LOOK (left): Portmans Leather Skirt $169.95 | CottonOn Everyday long sleeve tee $14.95 | Just Jeans "Amaze" denim jacket $99.95 | Deuce "Iris" silver zip trainer from Merchant 1948
DRESSY LOOK (right): Portmans Leather Skirt $169.95 | Country Road Mini Millie Bag $279.00 | Cue floral wrap front top $230.00 | Mi Piaci "Max" high heel $260
STYLE #2 - The Midi Skirt
This is a super on-trend style right now, but it can make people nervous! The key for this look is you need to tuck your top into the skirt! I know that sounds really scary, but trust me, it will pull the whole look together.
This style of skirt is designed to be worn on your natural waist (so probably much higher than you are used to).
Adding a small heel of some sort will help too, even for a casual look.
So here's how to work it...
CASUAL LOOK (left): Max "Pru" pleated skirt $99.99 | Country Road box stripe knit $179.00 | Mi Piaci "Mafra" ankle boot in grey suede $340.00
DRESSY LOOK (right): Max "Pru" pleated skirt $99.99 | Jacqui E "Regina" v neck blouse in white $79.95 | Portmans "Prince of Wales" check blazer $149.95 | Merchant 1948 "Merlin" high heels $209.90
STYLE #3: The Mini Skirt
Not the first style most people think of when it comes to winter, but mini skirts are actually a great layering piece - just add tights.
Depending on length (just above the knee should be fine) you could definitely wear this to work, but it would be super-fun out on a girls night too!
Once again, try tucking (at least) the front of your top into the skirt - this will give your legs some extra length.
Here's how to style a mini for winter...
CASUAL LOOK (left): CottonOn felt hat $30 | Just Jeans "Kelsey" button through denim shirt $69.95 | Country Road button mini skirt $159.00 | Noir " Exige" boot from Hannahs $199.95
DRESSY LOOK (right): Max "Rhonda" cashmere blend roll neck sweater $119.99 | Country Road button mini skirt $159.00 | Leante black opaque tights from Farmers $39.99 | Country Road "Macie" over the knee boot $399.
There are definitely plenty of skirts this Winter to choose from, and now you have heaps of ways to work them into your everyday wardrobe, for work or play!
No more excuses for jeans everyday now hey?
Until Next Time, Happy Shopping!