A young woman's skirt is blowing in the wind as she is standing on the deck of a boat cruising down the river | lolostock via Getty Images
The summer sun is finally here and that means it’s time to bare those legs and go skirt shopping! One issue though -- there are so many styles to choose from and we don’t exactly know how to wear them.
Does a flowy maxi skirt pair well with a flowy top or does a mini skirt with a basic top suit your figure better? In partnership with Veet® , we’ve created a beginner’s style guide to this season’s hottest skirts.
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Maykool, Balmain, Aeropostale, Lipsy
Nothing is better than a light-weight maxi skirt in the summer. Whether you’re at the beach or on a leisurely city stroll, floor-length maxi skirts suit any occasion and every body type. Style it with a form-fitting crop top to ensure you’re maintaining your shape and be sure to pair the look with a leather biker jacket to give the ensemble some edge.
Yoins, Salvatore Ferragamo, Shoedazzle, Ariana Grande For Lipsy
Show off your summer-ready legs in a knee-brushing pencil skirt. The beauty of this skirt style is that you can dress it up or down as you please. Be cognizant of your hemline and the shoes you pair it with this skirt style. The goal here is to elongate and an ill-fitting midi that’s not snug on the body can make you look shorter than you are. Also think about your shoe choice as a style that cuts you off at the ankles and appear clunky can also stunt you. Complete your midi look with an airy blouse for the office and then swap it out for a loose-fitting silk tank top for a night out with friends.
The hemline of your mini skirt should line up to the tips of your fingers when your arms are placed to the side of your body. Once you’ve got your fit down, you can style the piece however you choose. Pair with a light-weight floral top if you’re feeling girly or show off your inner tomboy by opting to pair the skirt with a T-shirt and runners. Be proud and loud when showing off your silky smooth legs in short-cut minis!
Warehouse, Aeropostale, Rag and Bone, Miss Selfridge
Culottes are knee-length trousers that sometimes resemble skirts because of their wide legs. The best way to style culottes is with form-fitting short-sleeved tops and comfy sandals. Depending on the material and cut of the culottes, you can make this piece a summer wardrobe staple.