Happy Wednesday, everyone! I am back from my Catalina trip (blog on that soon) and am looking forward to enjoying the rest of my spring break. I wore this look one day on the island and was inspired to write a post on styling midi skirts! Since I am 5', I will also share one of my favorite stores to shop petite online and some of my favorite midi skirts from them now!
This is the only petite skirt I own because I always thought skirts of this length would truncate my legs. When I saw this high-low style and minimal leopard print on ASOS I fell in love and decided to take the risk. I'm so glad I did because the skirt fit me perfectly! My favorite way to wear midi skirts is with a graphic tee. I just love the contrast of something so flowy and girly with a structured, or boxy top. I linked the outfit down below. Unfortunately, my skirt is sold out, but I still included it incase it comes back in stock.
Midi skirts in general will make us shorties look a little taller than when wearing a maxi skirt. The key with any bottom is to show a little skin and wear something high-waisted. Midi skirts are meant to show a little ankle, and it's easy to pull them up to your desired height (just make sure the skirt isn't too high that you shorten your torso!) It also helps to wear a top that is cropped, or tucked in.
Try a heel or a sandal. The heel doesn't have to be high. The WhoWhatWear mule I wore was a comfortable height, but still tall enough to make me look a little less short. I suggest wearing a sandal because sneakers with long skirts will further shorten us petites. If you must wear a sneaker, try a low top or a platform. I've linked some of my favorite petite midi skirts from ASOS below, but they have a lot of great regular length skirts as well which you can find here.
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