The Ultimate Guide to Skirt Styling

The Ultimate Guide to Skirt Styling

Welcome to St Frock’s ultimate guide on how to style skirts no matter the season, we have so many skirt outfit ideas to share with you! Lovers of flowy maxi skirts, chic pencil skirts, or flirty minis, we've got you covered with styling tips and ideas on accessorising and pairing tops that will take your look next level. At St Frock, we believe that skirts are a wardrobe staple, both feminine and versatile so get ready to twirl like there's no tomorrow as we dive into the art of skirt styling!

What are the Different Types of Skirts?

The skirt is a fashion staple and there are so many skirt styles that can instantly elevate your look of the day. From flowing maxis to flirty minis, there's a skirt style for every occasion and body shape. Let's dive in and explore how to wear different cuts and styles to create skirt outfits that will make your besties envious.

Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts are the epitome of effortless elegance. These ankle-grazing wonders are perfect for a chic dressy look or a beachy vacation vibe. For your dressier skirt outfit, style an a-line flowy maxi skirt with a fitted top to counteract the volume and the a-line shape of the skirt then add a faux leather jacket and boots for cooler weather, or and strappy sandals and a casual tote bag for a relaxed and stylish weekend outfit. Whether you're strolling along the coastline or attending a party, a maxi skirt will make you feel like a goddess.

Midi Skirts

For a sophisticated and timeless look, opt for a midi skirt. Falling below the knee and above the ankle, midi skirts strike the perfect balance between classic and on trend. Style a midi skirt with a fitted top, delicate jewellery, then simply add a pair of heels for a polished and feminine outfit. Whether you're heading to a bridal shower, work or a dinner date, a midi skirt will have you looking effortlessly chic.

Mini Skirts

Embrace your playful and flirty side, reach for a mini skirt. These leg-baring beauties are perfect for a night out with friends or a fun-filled day of shopping. Pair a mini skirt with a tee, sneakers, and a denim jacket for an edgy and casual look. Let your legs steal the show and strut your stuff with confidence in a mini skirt.

A-Line Skirts

A-line skirts can be a flattering option for most body shapes. The fitted waist and flared silhouette create an hourglass illusion that creates curves for a rectangle body shape and balances wider shoulders on an inverted triangle body shape. If you are a pear shape make sure you balance the lower body with a top or outerwear piece that has shoulder details like ruffles or shoulder pads. A-line skirts are versatile and can be worn to the office, a bridal shower, and any special occasion. Be sure to add an earring and a pair of heels from our collection for the finishing touches.

Pencil Skirts

For a sleek and sophisticated look, turn to the timeless pencil skirt. These figure-skimming wonders are perfect for creating a professional and put-together outfit. Pair them with a crisp blouse, a statement belt, and pumps for a boardroom-ready ensemble. Pencil skirts are ideal for the office, desk to dinner or any occasion where you want to exude confidence and style.

Fit & Flare Skirts

If you're looking for a skirt that effortlessly combines femininity and playfulness, a fit & flare skirt is the way to go. These skirts cinch your waist and then flare out, creating a flattering silhouette. Pair them with a pretty top and heels for a flirty and fun outfit and add a necklace from our collection to balance out your look.

Pleated Skirts

Pleated skirts bring beautiful movement to your look. Style them with a simple blouse and heels for a chic and sophisticated look. Pleated skirts are versatile and can be dressed up with statement accessories or dressed down with a casual tee and sneakers. Be mindful that they can enhance curves so play nice and balance your look for the top of the body with a fitted top or a top with shoulder detailing.

Tiered Skirts

Tiered skirts are definitely a trend this season especially for parties as they are so playful. The multi-layers create volume and movement, making them perfect for twirling on the dance floor. For a more subdued layering style we suggest a maxi skirt with lace detail for your everyday. You can style a tiered skirt with a fitted top and sandals for a whimsical and feminine look.

Denim Skirts

Denim skirts are versatile and timeless wardrobe staples. From casual weekends to anytime outings, they can be styled in countless ways. Discover the perfect denim skirt to effortlessly elevate your everyday look. Add a stack of bracelets from our accessories collection for that extra bit of style.

How to Style Skirts

Now that we've covered the different types of skirts available, let's talk about how to style them like a pro to create stunning go to outfits:

Add a Belt
A well-chosen belt can transform your skirt outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. Cinch your waist, accentuate your figure and add a touch of glam to your outfit with our belts collection. With a simple addition, you can elevate your outfit from casual to sophisticated in seconds.

Bring a Jacket
Layering with a chic jacket can elevate your look while adding an extra layer of warmth and style. Throw on one of our trench coats for a sophisticated and polished ensemble.

Balance Your Outfit
When styling skirts, it's important to strike a balance between proportions. If you're wearing a voluminous skirt, pair it with a more fitted top to create a well-proportioned look. On the other hand, if your skirt is more streamlined, you can experiment with looser or boxy tops for a fashion-forward ensemble. It's all about finding that perfect body balance with our tops collection.

Make It a Statement Piece
Don't be afraid to let your skirt take centre stage and make a statement. choose skirts from our collection with unique prints, bold colours, or interesting textures to express your personal style. Style our skirt with more understated tops and accessories to let it shine. Remember, confidence is the best accessory you can wear! Meanwhile check out our accessory collection for a fun selection of options.

Add Long Socks or Tights
Keep your skirts as an every season piece. When the temperature drops and you want to add a touch of cosy to your outfit, long socks or tights are your go-to option. Whether you opt for classic black tights or playful patterned socks, they'll add an extra layer of style and warmth.

Try a Matching Set
Game Set Match! For a coordinated and effortlessly chic look, consider a matching set with a skirt and a top in the same print or colour. This creates a cohesive outfit that's both stylish and easy to put together. Cost per wear for these ensembles is totally worth it. Check out our St Frock range of coords that you can mix and match to create your own unique style.