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Matching Your Skirt To Your Outfit

Matching Your Skirt To Your Outfit

Matching Your Skirt To Your Outfit

Being able to match your skirt to the rest of your outfit may seem like the simplest of tasks, but there is actually a level of skill needed for the surprisingly difficult art of mastering the matching outfit. You need to have an eye for fashion so you can tell what works and what doesn’t, along with an interest in clothes. A hint of creativity and artistic flair don’t hurt, either.

Skirts can be particularly tricky to get right, so we’re going to be taking a look at how to wear a skirt confidently, how to sync it to the rest of your outfit and some general tips for matching your clothes in general. Let’s get started!

Matching Styles

One of the most important elements to remember when considering how to match your skirt with your outfit is the style of the skirt that you are choosing. Different types of skirts call for different kinds of tops. This may seem like an obvious point, but it can be difficult to get just the right balance. If you’re wearing a fitted style of skirt, like a pencil skirt, consider a loose-fitting shirt to contrast with the fitted nature of the skirt. This can be anything with a bit of volume, such as a long-sleeved shirt or an elegant blouse. For example, a skirt that would work excellently with a flowing, voluminous shirt would be the Front Slit Bengaline Midi Skirt from Trendy Fashion Styles.

Front Slit Bengaline Midi Skirt

Alternatively, if you opt for a fuller, flowing skirt, such as a maxi skirt, the opposite rule would apply. A fitted top would work more appropriately with this kind of skirt to avoid an overabundance of volume in your outfit, leading to a larger and bulkier look. A great example of a longer skirt to match with a fitted top is the Solid Navy Blue Satin High Waist Flowing Maxi Skirt from Trendy Fashion Styles.

Solid Navy Blue Satin High Waist Flowing Maxi Skirt

Matching Colors

In addition to considering what style of skirt you are wearing, it is also important to think about what colors are involved in your outfit to get that perfect match. There are all sorts of colors available, but it can be tricky to get the right look. A few tips when it comes to colors include pairing pastels together - such as pastel blues, greens, pinks and purples - as well as matching solid colors for both your skirt and your chosen top, wearing the same color but in a variety of shades and combining black with all sorts of colors as it works well with pretty much anything. Pair black with a vibrant shade for a particularly eye-catching look.

Ways to Wear a Skirt

When it comes to matching your skirt to the rest of your outfit, it isn’t just about choosing the style and color. It also comes down to exactly how you decide to wear your top alongside your skirt. You have a better chance of matching your outfit stylishly if you consider the different ways you can do this. Tucking your shirt into your skirt is a great way to show off your waistline and emphasize your shape; this is particularly flattering when wearing a long and loose skirt. You could also consider only tucking in half of your shirt rather than the whole thing. This is more effective for skirts with a lower waistline as opposed to high ones. If you are wearing an oversized shirt with a skirt, you might also want to consider making a knot at the waist of your shirt to focus some of that oversized volume and emphasize your waist.

Different Skirt Types

Different Skirt Types

Now that we have established how to match your skirt with your top, what colors to go for and the different ways you can style your top to create a streamlined look, let’s look at the different kinds of skirts available. A fit and flare skirt is a popular and stylish option, with a fitted waist and flared look at the bottom for a feminine touch.

You could also go for a plain A-line skirt, which is similar to a fit and flare but without the flare! The classic denim skirt is always a winner and is incredibly versatile and available in a variety of lengths. There are also the aforementioned maxi and pencil skirts, which are highly popular. There are so many different kinds of skirts out there that you are sure to find the perfect one for your chosen outfit!