Style hack! How to wear a skirt

Skirts are a difficult item to wear for a lot of women, and when I ask why I always get the same reply: “I don’t know which top to wear it with”. Fear no more, because I got a very easy trick for you that makes combining skirts and tops a piece of cake.

Think of it as “wearing skirts, beginner level”. If you have no problem wearing skirts or if you’re one of those fashion daredevils that mixes a bunch of prints together, then congrats! You’re an expert! But if you’re the girl who keeps looking at that skirt in her closet but never wears it cause you don’t know what to wear it with… this is the blog for you! Ready? Here it goes:

Match one colour of your top to the colour of your skirt, or vice versa.

Sounds complicated? I got you! Here are some examples to illustrate my point.

A plain skirt with a printed top

Pick a top that has at least one colour that’s the same as the colour of your skirt. Here I chose a monochromatic black and white striped top to go with a black skirt, and a yellow and white lemon print top to go with a yellow skirt.

A printed skirt with a plain top

Same principle, but reversed. Pick one colour from the print in your skirt, and wear it with a top in that colour. Here, the white skirt with grey-blue and light pink flowers is worn with a light pink top. It would have also worked with a grey-blue top or with a white top. The leopardprint in the skirt is made from various tones of brown and black, and I’m wearing it with a black top. The black skirt has a floral print with bright tones of red and orange and subtle tones of white, and is paired with a white top (but would also have worked with black or bright orange red).

None of the above

It could also be that you want to wear a plain skirt with a plain top. That is more a matter of knowing what colours work together. For instance, I’m matching this fuchsia skirt with a shirt with a bright orange-pinkish shirt. Or you could stick to one colour, like the white skirt combined with a white top.

Ofcourse there are many other ways to wear and combine skirts, but this is a great way to start. Hopefully this makes it easier for you to wear a skirt every now and then. Good luck!

OOTD – The Lyra from Lady V

I know a lot of women struggle with wearing dresses. They want to wear them, but they don’t know which shape suits them and where to find a great dress and don’t feel great in the dresses they try on… So I figured it was about time I dedicated a post to one of the most versatile dresses out there that will look great on all types of bodies and sizes and that you should definitely check out: the Lyra from Lady V.

They come in a variety of colours and prints and often come in new designs, but I’m not super intro that retro look so I just stick to the solid colours and the occasional floral print. Their sizing is generous and they have megastretch anyway, so I suggest sizing down a size. I get them from the Lady V London website, but if your favourite is sold out then try Google, they retail in other shops as well. This shape is always called Lyra, so they’re easy to find!

Okay, back to the dress. The reason why this is such a great, universal dress is because it is designed with women and their needs in mind. You guys know I don’t really care about flattering, but there are so many women out there who want to highlight or create a waist, show off their cleavage, flatter their hips and thighs, cover their arms, and this dress does all of that and more. It comes in a high stretch fabric and you can adjust the waist, so even if you lose or gain weight this baby will still fit. It’s the easiest dress you’ll ever find and I can guarantee you 100% that you’ll feel great in it every time. I have 6 or 7 or them, to me they’re the perfect dress to wear when I have 30 seconds to get ready in the morning and want to look great with zero effort. They hit just at the knee for me, but keep in mind that I’m a giant. On average height, they’ll hit just below the knee. Go check ‘m out, you won’t regret it!

dress – Lyra from Lady V London – check out their Lyra’s here
shoes – oldies but goodies from New Look
photography by Silverpixs