The right outfit can set the tone for how you feel. Even if it’s just a casual weekend out and about, there’s something to be said about walking out the door feeling like your best-dressed self. On the other hand, when it comes to elevating your style for your next event, a skirt always seems to do the trick. Essentially, skirts are versatile, comfortable, and can be dressed up or down depending on how you style it. 

The first thing to consider when wearing a skirt is finding the right top to go with it. Rather than simply looking for a matching color, consider the varying textures, details, and designs a top can bring to an outfit. Not sure what tops to wear with skirts? We have several style ideas to get you started on creating the perfect long skirt outfit.

Tops to Wear with Mini Skirts

A short skirt is the ultimate option for summer months when the temperature is hot and the sun is shining for most of the day. During this time, baring a little skin is always in. However, the unexpected combination of wearing a long-sleeved blouse with a mini skirt can transition your wardrobe from summer right into fall, allowing more wear from season to season. 

Short Slim Wrap Top and Rai Mini Skirt 

Create a rainbow-colored wardrobe with the multiple variations available with the Short Slim Wrap Top and Rai Mini Skirt. Together, they create an effortless, breezy look that never goes out of style. Colors like Coral and Tulum are ideal for warm weather environments, while colors like Cherry and Black can transition into fall with the right layering pieces. Additionally, with a top as versatile as this one, it can be paired with everything from skinny jeans and ankle boots to a pantsuit and heels.

Laura Blouse and Luiza Mini Skirt

When selecting tops to wear with skirts, the easy elegance of the Laura Blouse is fitting for nearly any occasion. The lightweight material makes it a comfortable choice to wear open over a swimsuit or buttoned up with a wrap skirt for a resort-ready style. 

However, this versatile blouse can be dressed up in an instant when paired with the Luiza Mini Skirt. The bright, metallic sheen of the bodycon gold skirt is stretchy and seamless for a flattering look for a fun night out. Pairing with the Laura Blouse keeps the look cool and classy when you want glamour in a pinch.

An alternative top option to wear with the Luizi Mini Skirt is the Black Nicole Top. Black and gold is a classic color combination. And this duo provides a form-fitting style on both the top and bottom. The boat neck, long-sleeve cropped top adds a textural yet streamlined element to the outfit for a sophisticated upgrade. Pair with black strappy heels or try with gold flats to change up the aesthetic of the outfit. 

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Tops to Wear with Midi Skirts

When you can’t decide between a mini skirt and long skirt, the midi is the perfect in-between option. From flowy to fitted, the midi skirt delivers the best of both worlds when it comes to style. With more coverage on the legs with a midi skirt, you can play up the look with shoulder-baring tops for summer and long-sleeved options when heading into fall. 

Lurex Slim Wrap Top and Karen Fringe Midi Skirt

The Karen Fringe Midi Skirt gives you the feel of a mini but with the look of a midi skirt style. The beautiful purple color dotted with blue exotic flower details is finished with a luxe gold fringe, which makes this skirt a showstopper. To complement the skirt outfit, the Desert Lurex Slim Wrap Top is a pretty neutral addition. The sand color knitted fabric contains white, tan, and gold reflective thread woven throughout for added shimmer. Want to create a matching set? Swap in the Agra Lurex Slim Wrap Top for a second outfit option. 

Once you’ve decided on staple favorites for your wardrobe, it’s easier to mix-and-match to create other styles. Each of these tops can be worn with other skirt styles. For example, the Desert Lurex Slim Wrap Top looks equally flattering when paired with the Divino Ana Skirt. It’s a warm color combination that mixes textures and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.  When searching for tops to wear with skirts, consider wearing them in more ways than one

Firenze Knot Top and Cherry Luiza Midi Skirt

The Firenze Knot Top and Cherry Luiza Midi Skirt are individually fiery and fashionable and come together for one eye-catching skirt outfit. Each separate piece makes its own unique fashion statement, but together there’s nothing that exudes sexy glamour more than this matching set. 

The long-sleeved crop top and knot detailing in the center exudes a confident style. Plus, the crepe texture of both the top and skirt adds luxe to the outfit, while the stretch waist of the midi skirt keeps the look comfortable. 

Similarly, the Firenze Knot Top also pairs well with the Cherry Lily Skirt. This midi skirt style has gorgeous ruffle detailing along the side with an open slit to create movement for a form-fitting ensemble. It’s another red-on-red color combination yet offers a completely different look. Another flattering top option with more coverage but equally chic style is the Black Nicole Top. The color-blocking trend keeps the look interesting and is a great choice to wear when the weather gets chillier. 

Firenze Luisa red midi skirt

Tops to Wear with Long Skirts

When it comes to learning how to style a long skirt, choosing the right top is key. A long or maxi skirt is known for its effortless appeal. It’s a go-to option for beach vacations and days spent by the pool. That’s because long skirts are just as comfortable as wearing a t-shirt and shorts but amp up the level of style whenever you slip one on. 

Since long skirts typically have more fabric for a flowy look, keeping the top simple and structured is the way to balance out an outfit best. Whether you want to wear it as a cover up or create a matching set with a coordinating top, tops to wear with long skirts offer just as much variety. 

Periwinkle Elis Nara Top and Periwinkle Bia Long Skirt

The cool country blue color of this matching set is as suitable for an outdoor wedding as it is for a casual day spent near the water. The breezy linen wrap-style of the Bia Long Skirt has subtle pleating details which add texture to this timeless design. When paired with its matching Periwinkle Elis Nara Top, the pieces come together in an effortless way.

The details of the top enhance the entire look. Hand-wrapped and beaded detail on the straps, plus the corset-style structure of the top, offer a good balance to the flowy bottom. Another top option to get more life out of the skirt is the chic Off White Mel Blouse. This blouse is a trendy twist on the standard button up shirt by shortening to ¾-length sleeves and adding a deep neckline with front-tie options. Furthermore, it’s also equally stunning worn with flowy pants or dressy shorts as well.

Eyelet Ruffle Blouse and Eyelet June Long Skirt

Another sweet style combination is the White Eyelet Ruffle Blouse and the White Eyelet June Long Skirt. The feminine eyelet detailing throughout delivers a fresh look ideal for the spring and summer months. It’s airy and breathable enough to endure hot temperatures and still look and feel cool. 

When worn with brown sandals or wedges, it sets off this outfit nicely without having to add much else to complete the look. These separates can also transition from summer to fall wear with an oversized, button-down cardigan as a layering piece. Also, swap out open-toed shoes for a pair of boots and the pieces can stay part of the wardrobe into the cooler months.

Karen Fringe Midi Skirt

Tips for Creating Timeless Top and Skirt Combinations

Get the most out of your wardrobe by experimenting with various top and skirt combinations. Play up textures and colors in new ways to easily keep your fashion fresh and feeling good. Also, change the jewelry and shoes you wear with each outfit to create updated looks that can work both for casual occasions and dressier affairs. Here are a few helpful tips to choose the right tops to wear with skirts. 

Keep comfortable. When choosing the type of tops to wear with your short or long skirt outfit, choose the style that’ll make you feel the most comfortable. Typically, that means thin straps for summer and long sleeves when the weather turns cooler, although lightweight fabrics and layering options can help you transition pieces to work between the seasons. 

Have fun with color. Black is always a classic staple to have in your closet. However, by adding pops of color up top, it can bring life to your outfit in an unexpected way. Incorporating color blocking or unique patterns into your top-and-skirt combinations add to your outfit rotation without straying too far from what you love best.

Be particular about fit. A good fit on top can make all the difference in how an outfit looks and feels. For a streamlined silhouette, make sure both the top and skirt are tailored to your body without any gaps or too tight fabric. 

Knowing which tops to wear with skirts paves the way for nearly endless outfit options. It’s all about finding a trend you like and a style that feels the most flattering. There’s no limit to how much you can expand your wardrobe when you have the right pieces. Whether you go for a maxi skirt or a casual skirt with flowers, Vix has a wide selection of skirts to dress up or down for any occasion.