When it comes to finding the perfect Summer skirt, finding where to start can be like attempting to take the London underground without a map or making a souffle without instructions, you just don’t know where to start!
With so many gorgeous Summer skirts available on the infinite shopping centre that is the internet, how do you narrow it down to that one perfect skirt that will see you through this Summer and beyond?
Read on for my top tips on how to find the perfect Summer skirt…
Consider Your Body Type
Just like female dress sizes are not “one size fits all”, certain cuts and lengths of skirts are more flattering on some body types than others. When choosing a skirt to add to your wardrobe, take your time to consider what type of skirt will ensure you look and feel mighty darn fine.
Although it’s also up to personal preferences, these are the type of skirts that will look amazing with these specific body types:
- Petite (Under 5ft 3): Avoid maxi and overly flared skirts as these will swamp you. Opt for mini skirts and high-waisted numbers, which will elongate your legs.
- Tall & Slim: Everything! Ruffles, maxis, minis: go for it!
- Hourglass figure: Show off those curves in a pencil skirt or more hip-hugging numbers.
- Pear shaped: An A-line skirt will skim perfectly over your curves. Avoid hip-hugging skirts.
- Apple shaped: Go for a high-waist skirt to cinch in that waistline.
- Straight up and down: Add curves and shape with ruffles, prints and asymmetric hemlines.
I chose this highwaist polkadot skirt as I adore how it shows off my slim waist. As a pear shape, the A-line skims wonderfully over my hips and leaves all my lumps, bumps and cellulite to the imagination. Win!
Wish there was a search engine where you could pop in exactly what you want and compare your options? Fashiola has got you covered! Simply type in exactly what you want and Fashiola will show you a number of stunning options from various stores. Now all you have to do is compare and pick!
Having wanted a polkadot skirt for aaaages, I simply typed in polkadot skirt and browsed through the results until something caught my eye! I had major heart eyes as soon as I saw this Bec and Bridge Tulipe Mini Skirt.
Fashiola has a range of on-trend skirts, from printed skirts to pleated skirts and more.
Shop With An Entire Outfit In Mind
Immediately after spotting this red polka dot skirt, a whole outfit seemed to appear in my mind like a shopping mirage. I knew that the red of the skirt would look fantastic with a retro style Tommy Hilfiger tee and a pair of cute black ankle boots.
Laptop in hand, I headed to Fashiola and typed in “Tommy Hilfiger tee” and voila; I found the exact shirt that I had pictured in my mind! When it comes to shoes, I opt for versatility, so I searched for “ankle boot” as I knew this type of shoe would suit the majority of my wardrobe.
If you are searching for your perfect skirt for an occasion or perhaps just want a bangin’ new outfit, try picturing how you would like the finished outfit to look before shopping for individual pieces.
Choose From One Of This Summer’s Hottest Trends
From relaxed linen, to bohemian prints, there’s so many stunning skirt styles around this Spring/Summer. Before shopping, do your research on Pinterest and look for Summer outfits you admire for inspiration.
Opt For A Colour That Will Compliment The Rest Of Your Wardrobe
There’s no point opting for a punchy print or a rainbow of colour if the rest of your wardrobe won’t accommodate for it! Consider what tops you already own whilst hunting for that perfect skirt. If there’s a handful of tops you could team with the skirt for different occasions, it’s a winner!
My Perfect Summer Skirt
This post was sponsored by fashiola.com.au , all opinions are my own.