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Mid-calf skirts aren't just for Grandma

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Midi skirt madness

A mid-calf skirt isn't just for Grandma anymore! With the midi skirt hitting runways hard this fall, embrace the trend with these tips to go from blah to awe!

Midi skirt madness

It's all about the shoes

The first key to wearing a mid-calf skirt is the right footwear. Heels are a great way to show off calves and elongate legs, making the mid-calf length have a bit more of a chic style. Look for styles that are unique and fun if your skirt is a neutral color, and if it has a flare or pattern, a solid and elongated heel will suit the skirt well. And remember, the higher the heel, the better.

Fall booties are also a great look, as the shoe becomes a focal point of your ensemble. These pair best with a solid, minimal mid-calf skirt or dress since usually the booties are fierce enough for the entire outfit. If your skirt has a pleat, choose a neutral pair of booties, but black deserves a hot leopard or studded pair.

Show off your curves

There are two typical styles of midi skirts hitting the runways this fall: A-line and flare. A-lines look fab for work with a tucked in and fitted or boyfriend button down or a tank and buttoned up cardi with a thin belt at the waist (think 1950s pinup girl). A night on the town will look hot with a tight cropped tee and leather jacket.

Flare skirts are looking for a fitted style on the top. Like the A-line, rock a fitted cardigan or looser tank tucked in. Add a belt when tucking in fall sweaters or bubble tops. For weekends, show a little skin with a tie-front cropped tee for another retro and fun look.

Go for sexy

Many women believe that midi skirts are boring and bland. So, when trying on the trend yourself, go for the opposite. Look for bold and bright solids, spicy animal prints, or trending patterns to be paired with an exciting top. Lacy numbers are also fashionable, while stripes and pleats can also keep you from going totally blah.

Accent your style

If you want to look hot in a mid-calf skirt, accent it with things that make you look sexy and cool. Hoop earrings will give you a chic style, while chunky bangles will make you look like an everyday fashionista. A scarf helps allow for a bit of fall warmth and panache, while a large statement bag gives you instant polish and class.

Confidence is key

Regardless of what you choose to pair with your midi skirt, the biggest thing you need is confidence. If you feel like Grandma, then you're going to look like Grandma! But if you feel like an absolute doll, then you will look exactly so.

More skirts for your closet

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