It's one thing to keep your eyes peeled for fall's hottest trends, but it can be quite another to actually pull them off. We know our whipsmart readers are all over midi skirts for fall, but we want to make sure that once you bring home that coveted treasure, you're also armed with plenty of ways to make it work. We took four of our favorite fall midis and turned them into chic looks that practically beg you to copy them. Will this how-to inspire even more midi outfit options from your wardrobe's secret stash? You tell us! Take a spin in one of fall's cutest trends, and learn how it's about to become a year-round closet must.
A flowing midi in a sweet neutral, when well-accessorized, can be a totally versatile look. A simple henley and Chelsea boot are essentials you already have lying around anyway (right?), so put them to good use when trying out this trend for the first time.
Trouvé Pleated Ballet Skirt, $88, available at Nordstrom. Perfectly-fit ribbon henley, $36.60, available at J.Crew. Woman by Common Projects Zip Ankle Boot, $495, available at La Garconne. Ciccio Super Sunglasses, $200, available at Shopbop. Kenneth Jay Lane Multi Metal Plaited Bib Necklace, $158.40, available at My Wardrobe.
We love office-appropriate looks that don't completely require a post-work change before meeting up with pals for drinks or dinner at that new must-try resto. You can sneak past the boss' censors in this almost-casual fall look, but fun detail and color make it worthy of a good time, too.
Proenza Schouler Full Skirt, $845, available at SSense. Karen Millen Asymmetrical Layering Cardigan, $185, available at House of Fraser. Vena Cava Paco Boot, $392, available at Gargyle. Classic Bowling Bag, $169, available at Zara. House of Harlow 1960 Claw Cuff in Gold, $159 available at The Trend Boutique. Karen Walker Helter Skelter sunglasses, $180, available at Bona Drag.
Even those who work from home or freelance still need to be able to pull it together for client meetings and networking events. This look is polished, but a bright midi adds specialness to this outfit (and many more throughout the season!). Pair it with a cool knee-high boot for chillier days.
Is it just us, or is this look begging to go on a first date? Keeping accessories fun in fall tones makes this almost a no-brainer to pull together, which is a good thing when you're far too busy focusing on bringing your witty A-game to the table. Don't let teeny mini skirts have all the fun this fall, a little mystery can be hot, too.
Flutterfall Skirt, $145, available at Madewell. Nu Bambu Raw Amethyst Ring, $72, available at Fashion Conscience. Bactarian Panama hat, $138, available at Anthropologie. Coach Madison Gathered Leather Large Sophia Satchel, $598, available at Nordstrom. George Black Suede Lace-Up Shoe Boots, $120, available at Topshop.