How to Style a Midi Silk Skirt

Silk pieces were seen all over #streetstyles during fashion “month”!

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From New York (here), to London (here), to Milan (here), and finally Paris (here), silk pieces were repeatedly showing up on the runway, in front row seats and just out and about in general. I love seeing how fashionistas style their feminine, elegant silk pieces with different materials, mixing different textures. I think having the smooth and soft against something chunky, edgy or structural really gives an outfit personality and a lot more expressions.

I was therefore extremely excited when I received an elegant midi silk skirt from Maggie Wu Studio (same brand as the silk robe I got a while back)! The touch of the skirt is so nice and smooth, and I love the creamy color. The length was perfect for me, and the best part is that the material is thick, so it isn’t see-through at all!

Click play to watch my how-to-style video or scroll down to see a total of 6 looks I put together with the silk skirt!

A Closer Look

The First Look | Something Casual from Summer to Fall

For the first look, I decided to wear the silk skirt over my apricot slip dress by Kholo that is a little too summery to wear right now, and added a denim jacket for a casual look. I picked out a cropped jacket because I wanted to keep it above my waistline to create that longer-legs illusion. Personally, I think denim goes with everything, so I knew this was going to be an easy one to put together. And extremely comfortable to wear, too!

The Second Look | Something Sophisticated and Suitable for Work

The star of the second look is a Plaid Coat by Rails. I wore it over the skirt, and secured it with a black obi belt (Similar one here). This office-appropriate look works this season, as well as in the winter when temperature continues to drop; simply add layers under the coat and a scarf over it! You can also change up the booties to a pair of over-the-knee boots to stay extra warm.

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The Third Look | Something Very Autumn-Ready

And because I’ve been really into autumn colors lately, I couldn’t resist from styling this midi skirt with something ruby red. So I picked out this Mock Neck Color Block Sweater by Rag & Bone and paired the whole look with these Maroon Suede Boots by Etienne Aigner. I love that both pieces have a touch of sporty vibes!

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The Fourth Look | Something Chic with a Pop of Color

One of my favorite looks out of the six is this one! I wanted a pop of color so I wore this Orange Red Cropped Turtleneck by Free People on top of the white skirt. I really like that it’s cropped because it keeps my waistline high, allowing me to wear my White Dad Sneakers by Reebok on the bottom. This way, proportionally, my bottom half would look longer!

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The Fifth Look | Something Cocktail-Appropriate

This white skirt can easily be cocktail party-ready!

I layered the Black Mini Jackie Dress by XLE over the skirt to make it look like a whole new dress. I would be showing too much legs in this weather with just the mini dress, but with the silk skirt, the length becomes just right! And to glam up the whole look, I went for bling-bling black heels by Bella Belle, which by the way, is the most comfortable pair of evening heels I’ve ever worn! You’ll be able to stand, walk, and party in them all night long.

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The Sixth Look | Something for Paris

Last but not least, this ready-for-Paris look features a chunky striped sweater (similar here), a tan belt to accentuate my waist, and matching tan Croco Skin Block Heels by M.Gemi (You can use TRICIA40 for $40 off). To echo the blush tones in my sweater, I decided to add a pink wool beret by ASOS and finish the whole look with my pink bag.

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Which outfit do you like the most? How would you style this midi silk skirt? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Thank you for reading!

Love,

Tricia

Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.

Skin Type: Combination skin with an oily T-zone area (forehead and nose). Changes in climate, diet and/or lack of sleep irritates skin and causes inflammation, which then leads to large pores. High moisture level required on dry cheeks.