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Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Ask Shopbop: How to Wear the Midi Skirt

An Ostwald Helgason graphic tee lends unexpected playfulness to a sophisticated Joa midi (similar). Styled by Rachel.

Some may find the midi skirt to be this season’s most intimidating trend, but the style is more versatile than one might think. The midi maintains its classic, ladylike appeal when worn with a heel or wedge. For a more contemporary look, try flats—slip-on sneakers, gladiators, and skimmers all send a distinct styling message.

Keep the midi elegant with a sleek Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch and Tibi ankle-wrap sandals. Styled by Rachel.

While a mid-rise lends itself nicely to a silky, tucked-in blouse, a midi with a higher waist presents a great opportunity to try out the crop top trend. A simple ballet flat or sandal will keep this look clean and effortless.

A feminine Joie skirt has a cool edge when paired with Tory Burch gladiator sandals, Ray-Ban aviators, and a Melissa Odabash fedora. Styled by Rachel.

Finally, pay careful attention to where the factory hem hits the calf: if it’s too low, the skirt won’t look as flattering. Consult a trusted tailor to find the right hem length for your height.


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