There’s been a noughties revival of the long skirt trend, seemingly led by two of our muses – the always stylish Bella Hadid and Zoe Kravitz. Back in the day, a low-rise maxi skirt was a closet essential for rom-com stars and socialites alike. Today, the waistline has moved a little upward, and details have evolved over time, but the long skirt is back and having a moment. From white long skirts with a nod to grunge, to textured tulle, denim midis, and figure-hugging fits – we have long skirts to stroll through any occasion. Put down the pants and let’s dive in.
Long White Skirts
The end of summer may be approaching, but it isn’t the time to put away the white clothing just yet. Channel a minimalist look this fall with a cute long white skirt, paired perfectly with a neutral tank and cardigan, or layered with a soft tan sweater. By choosing a natural color like white as a base for your bottom half, you’re extending your outfit opportunities. White is great for layering as it won’t clash with other pieces, and as a plain block of color, you don’t have to worry about a pattern or design aging with time. For an outfit with an extra bite, opt for a feminine tulle white long maxi skirt and contrast with a rock-inspired band tee and grungy black boots. Or, style an on-trend white maxi cargo skirt with a noughties-inspired crop top and your favorite sneakers.
Long Flowy Skirts
A bohemian vision. When we think of effortless maxi skirts, our immediate thought goes to the boho-inspired long flowy skirts detailed with soft florals and abstract designs. An essential for our free spirits, these loose fit skirts are not only unbelievably comfortable, breathable, and light to wear in the transitional season, they also make a statement. But how to style them for fall? The trick to dressing a bottom heavy look (by which we mean voluminous silhouette) is to keep the top half fitted. For a fall long skirt outfit, this means pairing with a close-knit cropped sweater that shows a little midriff, or a figure-hugging cropped cardigan. Finish the look with sandals or sneakers.
Fitted Long Skirts
A silhouette that will never go out of style. Just as last year and the year before it, fitted long skirts are a fall go-to for everyday dressing and evening looks alike. Ultra feminine, a bodycon long skirt shows off the curves of your frame, which is balanced out with a modest length, hitting anywhere from the calf to the floor. When it comes to patterns, a flannel or check screams fall, but you can’t go wrong with a plain color in a red, brown, or green fall hue. For styling, work on the opposite approach to the flowy skirts and style your upper half with a baggy t-shirt tucked in, or an oversized cropped sweater.
Long Black Skirts
And finally, a long black skirt is a classic capsule closet essential, and easy to dress for both day dates and evening events. They’re versatile, easy to layer, and seasonally timeless. Opt for a denim midi number and pair the look with a noughties tank and black ankle boots. If you’re looking for a little more drama in your black long skirt outfits, style a tiered tulle skirt and pair with a high neck fitted crop top that shows a hint of stomach. Add a pair of strappy sandals and a colorful clutch bag for a look that’s cocktail party approved.
Maxi skirt, check. For more free spirit fashion inspiration, check out our post on How to Dress in a Boho Style.