Styling Midi Skirts for Petites

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 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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!

stay gold,