One of the greatest styles to rock all spring and summer is the midi skirt. A-Line midi-length skirts are perfect to look cute and keep cool appropriately for the office and modestly but stylishly on the streets. When fall rolls around, you don't have to kiss this summery style goodbye; here's how to transition your midi skirts for the cooler weather and crisper atmosphere.
Counter a flared midi with fitted (but covered-up) pieces from head to toe.
You can cover up in an a-line midi skirt without looking dowdy. Just keep everything else (with the exception of a chunky scarf!) fitted, from your tucked-in sweater or long sleeve top to your boots. Tall boots that fit close to your legs, like suede heeled boots, are great because they won't break up your legs further.
A bomber jacket and oxfords tone down the sweet and feminine aspects of the style.
Swap out that pretty cami you've been tucking into your midi skirt all summer for a lightweight sweater, and top the look with a sporty bomber jacket to keep warm. Pair this with oxfords to give the otherwise sweet style a masculine spin that's a bit more fall-appropriate.
Pair opaque black tights with black shoes to keep your legs looking long.
Midi skirts cover you up, which is why a bare leg under the skirt is ideal. When it gets too cold, however, you don't have to put your midis away; just match your black tights to black flats or heels to keep the line of your leg going all the way to your toe. This elongates your legs and flatters your frame while keeping it warm.
Wear a chunky turtleneck over your tube knit midi and add booties.
Before it's so cold that you need tights, keep warm with a chunky turtleneck sweater. It won't look too boxy over a fitted midi skirt, and chunky booties will ground the look for fall. Your bare calves will add some sex appeal to an otherwise cozy look.
Pair your midi with dark and richer colors, and top with a leather jacket.
If you just want to make a typical midi skirt look ready for fall before it's genuinely freezing outside, wear it with black and darker tones, like maroon and forest green, and don't even think about pastels. Hardware is also great for fall, so studded black heels or boots and a leather jacket will toughen up the sweet look for September.