This outfit formula is about the elegant and fun sweep of an A-line midi skirt on a hot Summer’s day. Breezy, girly, covered, and looking great with flats. Most of the midis below have asymmetrical hemlines, because the diagonal lines provide interest and temper the skirt’s volume by adding subtle structure. 

1. Tied & Heeled

Combine a soft pleated midi with a shirt. Tie the shirt at the waist, or wear a tie-top. The shorter top increases the length of the leg from the hips upward because you’re showcasing the waist. Add heeled sandals in a colour that matches the outfit.

Violeta Combined Pleated Skirt

2. Avant-Garde & Slides

Create an arty and architectural look with an asymmetrical midi skirt and untucked top that is moderately fluid, but hints at a waist. Keep the contrast between the top and bottom low if you want to offset the horizontally cutting line of the longer untucked top. Add flat slides or mules that work with the palette of the outfit.

COS Asymmetric T-Shirt

3. High-Low & Flat Sandals

Combine a high-low A-line midi with a button-through blouse, and tie it at the waist for structure. This is a great way to lengthen the leg line without overly shortening the torso when you’re short-waisted. AND you don’t need to tuck or semi-tuck the top. Add flats sandals and a straw bag.

Lead in Lengths Midi Skirt in Black

4. Polished & Pretty

Combine a swooshy A-line skirt with a tucked tee, blouse, or lightweight pullover. Layer a fitted denim jacket over for arctic a/c. Finish off the look with pointy-toe flats. The white shoes are low-contrast against the model’s skin tone, which lengthen her lower legs. I like this version best because I enjoy tucking tops into bottoms for a polished and professional effect. I have a regular length waist, so I don’t feel short-waisted when tucking tops. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.

Parker Sharri Skirt