There are countless ways to wear Summer skirts in a dressier way. Choose any palette in a solid or pattern, and a silhouette that’s to your taste. Finish off the look with a top, shoes, and bag. Here are some fun dressier Summer skirts to whet your appetite.
On to some outfit ideas.
1. Smart Casual Tulle
Combine a tulle skirt with a tee, sweater, tank, or knitted top. Tuck it into the skirt. Add a waist-cinching belt and pair of heels in the same colour, and a bag that works with the outfit. Pop a short fitted or boxy denim jacket over the top for a relaxed casual touch. If it’s hot, remove the jacket. Pop it back on when you’re in air conditioning or when it cools down. I’ve worn this outfit idea with a white button-down shirt that I left untucked, and dressy white flats instead of heels.
2. Columned Fluidity
Here’s a lovely satin two-piece dress made up of a skirt and top. They are the same fabric and colour, and match perfectly. Wear them together to create a column, and add a pair of dressy shoes to complete the look. Here, the boxy long top is semi-tucked to showcase a bit of waistline thereby adding structure to the outfit. If you like to wear boxy tops, leave the top untucked. The matching colours of the top and bottom prevent horizontally cutting lines across the outfit.
3. Blazer and Sneakers
Here’s an on-trend look with a ‘90s touch that looks fresh and fab to my eye. A pleated midaxi skirt with asymmetrical hemline is combined with a very pretty tucked camisole or tank top. If the top is sufficiently short, leave it untucked. An on-trend oversized blazer that creates a twinset effect with the top is worn over the lot. The boxiness of the blazer is effectively offset by the structure of the tucked camisole. White sneakers create a Sporty Luxe vibe. Feel free to add dressy flats or heels if sneakers aren’t for you. Add a bag that works with the palette of the outfit.
4. Dramatic Pencil
This option is the dressiest and most structured of the four. It combines a shiny patterned pencil skirt with a dramatically ruched. on-trend top. The asymmetrical hem of the top allows it to work extra well untucked. The defined waist of the top adds further structure to the pencil skirt. Dressy pumps and a small satchel that work with the palette of the outfit complete the look. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.