I love late spring. My favorite flowers are blooming (hello $6 peonies at trader joe's!), the sun is shining and the light promises that a summer soon to be.
A midi skirt is the perfect transition piece to summer. Long enough to keep you warm on cooler nights, but swingy and festive...it just feels like summer. I love the shape of them, but as a petite girl (I'm only 5'2"!), styling them can be a challenge. I thought I'd share with you how I style a midi to avoid looking stumpy or frumpy.
- Wear Heels! The taller the better! Truthfully though, the lines of your heels make more of a difference. A pointy toe and slim heel lengthens your frame. You can also try an open toe nude heeled sandal that matches your skin tone, so your legs seem to extend.
- Pair a voluminous midi skirt with a top that doesn't have too much fabric. Here, I chose a crop top (albeit a slightly longer one because i didn't want too much of my winter belly peeking out) that defines my waist. Good styling is about balance. Because your skirt is so voluminous, you'll want a top that's the opposite. If you're wearing a bodycon midi skirt, wear a flowy top!
- Make sure your waist is defined. My skirt had a banded waist, so it helps to give me a nice hourglass shape. You can add a belt if you feel like it!
I paired my h&m skirt with a sweater crop top from forever 21 (alternative from topshop here). My shoes are by stuart weitzman, and are incredibly comfy for a 4.5 inch heel with no platform and a super skinny heel (affordable version here)! I'm carrying the chanel le boy bag (on loan from my girl @threadsnbreads) (affordable dupe here) with a pom pom she found online.
I love this skirt! It comes in a floral pattern too, and I'm definitely thinking of getting that one as well. How else do you like to style your midi skirts? I would love your tips! Were you holding back from the midi trend just because you're petite? I dare you to try it!