Guest Post: Skirts for Every Occasion

March 9, 2015

 

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{A while back, in the second instalment of my Workplace Essentials blog series, I wrote about the different types of skirts that you can wear to work. Just to recap, these were the pencil skirt, flare skirt and the skirt with prints for the bolder ones in us – or just those who were bored of plain colour themes. Today, a certain Miss Skirt Maven from Zalora brings us her interpretation of how a girl can wear skirts, so read on to find out!}

 

Skirts are undoubtedly one of the most versatile pieces in a girl’s wardrobe. Available in so many cuts and designs, skirts are now one of the few wardrobe staples, along with the little black dress and blue jeans.

 

Having been around since the 19th century, skirts first originated as dresses, which over time came with lower and lower waistlines until they became separates. Since then, skirts have evolved into everyday wear with variations in hemlines through the decades. Although pants have been introduced to women’s fashion in the early 20th century, skirts still remain a go-to option that can be dressed up for the office and down for a weekend jaunt around town.

 

Here are some skirts for a few common occasions:

 


Zalora Skirts

 
1. Lunch with the Girls

For daytime, nothing beats a feminine cut-out pencil skirt in a spring-ready hue like lavender. This lace skirt from Twisted Sisters is perfect for lunch with your girlfriends. Be prepared to turn heads with a pair of white pumps, a structured white bag and gold accessories like stacked rings.

 

2. Work

Thinking of taking on the midi skirt trend? A pencil skirt is perfect for the office, as it serves as a conservative cover-up while keeping your look feminine and professional. Play with lush, unexpected hues such as forest-green or ombre and complement it with a neutral-toned blouse, as well as black pumps or stilettos. As the midi hemline can be tricky to pull off if you don’t have supermodel-like proportions, be sure to tailor your skirt according to your height. Go for skinny strapped heels to elongate your legs and create the illusion of slim ankles.

 


Zalora Skirts

 
3. After-Work Drinks

It’s happy hour, so naturally hemlines go a little higher. A retro printed skirt from MDS Collections, when paired with strappy metallic or glittery heels, will have you kicking back and relaxing at the end of the day. A sequinned top and a studded purse work together just as well if you’re looking to hit the clubs afterwards.

 
4. Weekend Shopping Spree

Hitting the streets after Sunday brunch? A flare neoprene skirt from MDS Collections keeps things fun and flirty. If you find heels too impractical for sifting through the racks, then swap them for sandals or ballet flats to keep things feminine and comfy.

 


Zalora Skirts

 
5. Party

Just because it’s a party doesn’t mean you get to go all out and dress trashily. A gunmetal sequin pencil skirt from Lola Skye adds the right amount of sparkle while offering sufficient cover-up for you to look party-ready and sophisticated. Team it up with metallic details, such as a simple bangle and bejewelled ear studs, and a neutral top to keep the attention on your statement skirt.

 
6. Date Night

Date night is the time to pull out all the stops for your other half. So go with this sweet, modest A-line midi skirt from Lola Skye to charm him! The tulle fabric adds a dreamy quality that is best paired with doe eyes and a megawatt smile. Keep the colour palette neutral, or go for a navy-blue top to create an understated contrast.

 

What are some of your go-to skirts that work for every occasion? Share your style tips in the comments section below!

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