It’s tricky to find a skirt-top pairing that looks and feels great. As a result, many skirts are languishing in closets because we don’t have a top to wear with them. Prevent this problem by thinking ahead. Insist that you have at least one top for every new skirt. 

No Skirts Without Tops

Pairing flared skirts with the right tops is harder when you don’t tuck the top. Shorter, untucked fitted (or fluid) tops are easier. So are tops with banded bottoms. And button-through shirts, where the ends are tied into a square knot around the waist.

There are exceptions. Top options for skirts are easier if you’re into less structured proportions. And there are those with the discipline and skill set to purchase a skirt knowing that in time they’ll find the perfect top to pair it with.