High summer is upon us, which means we’re practically living in light, flimsy frocks, easy-going denim shorts, and easy-breezy skirts. Midi skirts, in particular, are a perennial fashion-girl favorite—versatile enough to take you from work to weekend and cocktails in style. The staple is also the perfect transition from summer to fall. Just swap out your white tee and sandals for a chunky knit sweater and knee-high boots instead.
With your favorite midi skirts now hanging in your closet, the question becomes what shoes are the best to wear with a midi-length skirt? For this, we turn to our favorite fashion muses to see what footwear looks flattering on all body types. (And to my shorter friends, yes, you can pull off a midi length—just opt for an A-line or wrap skirt that falls just below the knee.)
From sneakers to espadrille wedges, scroll below for the best shoes to wear with a midi skirt.
This season’s barely there strappy sandal is the perfect accompaniment to every kind of midi skirt. Opt for a neutral or metallic hue if your skirt has bold prints or embellishments.
A favorite pairing among fashion girls, white sneakers and a midi skirt exude a relaxed, cool-girl vibe. Opt for a midi skirt with small floral- or polka-dot prints or add a casual touch to a silky slip midi skirt.
Chunky block heel sandals are one of our preferred pairs of shoes to wear with a midi. Chic, contemporary, practical, and cool.
A pointed-toe kitten heel makes a midi skirt look sophisticated and polished—ideal for desk-to-drink situations. Moreover, the lower topline of the shoe flatters and lengthens your legs.
Believe it! While we may think heels are the most flattering with midi skirts, flat sandals can also look incredibly cool. Whether they’re embellished sandals or simple slides, we’re loving this relaxed and super-comfortable look.
Wedge espadrilles are unquestionably a winning pair of shoes to wear with a midi. Not only do they exude French-girl charm, but they’re incredibly flattering and comfortable. Sign us up.
Once the cool weather rolls around, knee-high boots are the perfect way to transition your midi skirt into fall. Let the hem of the skirt skim over the boots for a sophisticated look.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Judith Jones.