A-line skirts are a staple item in any woman’s wardrobe, they’re usually modest in length, easy to wear and suit all body types. But sometimes, you can be left feeling a little underwhelmed with the outfits you pull together and so here are five ways to style up your A-line skirt:
- For the weekend
Due to their structured shape, A-line skirts work great with baggy t-shirts tucked into the waistband. Choose an older tee, perhaps an old band one – check out the Guardian’s list of classic tees – and wear this tucked in with some longer socks and comfortable canvas flats, such as Vans or Converse. A beanie hat and a leather jacket thrown over your shoulders should complete this casual, rock look.
- For work
A-line skirts work perfectly in the workplace, they’re flattering and a good length which means that old lady in HR won’t be giving you any side eye. Pair your A-line skirt with a soft, pussybow blouse, which is smart but also super feminine and looks cute with your favourite flats and your hair up in a messy bun.
- For a night out
Faux leather A-line skirts – we love the range available at BlueVanilla – are a great alternative for a night out, wear one with a black body for a svelte all in one look and finish off with some heels to lengthen your legs. Bodies are back in fashion and haven’t changed much since those ones with poppers you used to wear in your late teens (and yes, the poppers do still come undone while you’re just casually walking around) so be warned. But, they’re a great way of creating a smooth line when wearing clothing underneath skirts or trousers and come in a huge range of styles now from basic vest tops to Bardot cuts.
- For a day exploring
Whether you’re on holiday, or simply being a tourist in your home town for the day, an A-line skirt is a great choice. Pair it with a cropped cami, a wide brimmed hat and some comfy trainers and you’ve got a cute outfit to go investigating and sampling the local cuisine in.
If you’re worried about thigh rub though, wearing a skirt in warm weather can cause this, then here are some great solutions.
- For a special occasion
A-line skirts are great for most special occasions, from attending your friend’s wedding to the christening of your cousin’s new baby, and there are various designs out there to fit these sort of events. Pick up a floral print skirt in a pastel shade and pair this with a sleeveless blouse or a Bardot neck body for an effortless look for your next big event. Chunky heels and a clutch are perfect for finishing off such a look.
A-line skirts are a great outfit base to work around. They nip in the waist, hide bigger hips (if you’re trying to hide them, we think you should embrace them) and they come in a huge variety of colours and materials and can be worked into most situations.