A silk skirt is an essential item for every woman's wardrobe. There's just so much you can do with this incredibly versatile number – whether it's a long or short skirt. Dress it up or dress it down, add layers, or show that gorgeous waistline of yours. But what kind of top should you wear with a silk skirt? Where do you begin?
When pairing tops with a silk skirt, you have several options depending on the season, occasion, and personal style. Wear a warm top, coat, and boots with your silk skirt for cooler weather. In summer, trade those layers for a crop top or a chiffon blouse, depending on the occasion.
Then, of course, we need to talk about shoes and other accessories. They can make or break an ensemble, so they should complement the outfit and occasion. So let's take a look at the various options of tops and shoes you can wear with a gorgeous silk skirt.
Silky and Cosy in Winter
During the colder months and Winter, pair a silk skirt with your favourite knitwear. Then, pair it with a cardigan or sweater for a cosy and chic outfit. Choose a style that complements the skirt and your mood. For example, try a fitted sweater and a pair of boots for a more polished look or an oversized cardigan and sneakers for a relaxed vibe.
Alternatively, for a plush look, consider a long-sleeved, tight-fitting cotton top with a cute fur or feather jacket or mohair cardigan. If you don't feel like wearing something tight, an oversized or fitted sweater or cardy in a neutral or contrasting colour can create a balanced and chic outfit. Then for an extra layer of warmth, throw on a trench or long coat.
Wear a camisole or lightweight crop top with your silk skirt for a more casual, chic, or summery look. If you're going to a summer event, party, or an evening out, consider pairing a high-waisted silk skirt with a crop top. This modern and trendy style is great for showcasing your waistline.
Or you can go for a more luxurious and put-together look and wear a matching silk top or blouse with your skirt. This combination is perfect for warm weather and can be dressed up or down with the right shoes, accessories, and lingerie.
If you feel like showing off your lingerie a bit (if you're even wearing any), consider wearing a bias lounge shirt or a plain, unbuttoned boy shirt. A slinky cotton bralette will also do the trick in lieu of a lacy bra. Whichever you choose, you'll no doubt make a statement at that party, darling.
Check out D'Artemide's range of gorgeous summer tops to pair with a silk skirt of any length.
Casual and Preppy
Longer skirts, especially those made from luxurious materials like silk, can make a statement. However, if you want a more laid-back vibe, consider pairing the skirt with a simple yet stylish tee or tank. For example, the Atoir - The Singlet White is a fantastic choice that can seamlessly blend into any casual ensemble. Another alternative for a slightly more dressed up yet still relaxed style is the Jonesy Long Sleeve White by Neuw Denim, which can be worn unbuttoned for an effortless look.
To finish off your outfit, a pair of comfortable and chic H Sandals from Girls with Gems or your favourite sneakers can work wonders. This combination strikes a balance between casual and sophisticated, ensuring you're prepared for anything that comes your way. It's all about the pairing - the right tee or tank with a silk skirt can create a look that's both simple and effectively fashionable
Elegant and Sophisticated
For elegant occasions, choose a silk skirt a little longer than knee-length. Then, wear it with a chic top, like a lace, velvet, or satin top, and finish your look with statement accents. Another great way to create an elegant and sophisticated ensemble is to pair your skirt with a fitted or flowy chiffon top in a complementary colour or pattern that matches the skirt.
When choosing a top, look for a classic button-up shirt or opt for a blouse with interesting details like ruffles or lace. Alternatively, consider a tailored silk blouse for a sophisticated look.
Tucking in a top can emphasize the waist and create a polished look. Depending on the style of your silk skirt, you can choose a fitted t-shirt, a printed camisole, or a button-up shirt to pair with it.
It's better to avoid tucking in an oversized top because it will change how the skirt falls. Also, your waist will be emphasized in the wrong way, which we don't want.
Other tops that will give a tucked-in and polished look include a bustier, corset, singlet, or this gorgeous Sloane top from Rebecca Vallance.
Pair your skirt with a top with the same or similar hue for an instant put-together look. Look at getting a matching top and bottom, or scratch around in your wardrobe to find a match. The top can be any style you like, as long as the hues are similar.
The shoes you choose will depend on the top and look you're aiming for. If it's an elegant look, heels or pumps are your friends. Consider wearing a pair of eye-catching sandals to give your monochromatic outfit a modern look. Alternatively, look intriguing with a plain silk skirt, a brighter top, and a pair of outfit-making shoes.
Look at our sandals, heels, and boots collection to see which pair best suits your monochromatic outfit.
Don't Forget Your Jacket
To add a touch of sophistication or structure to your silk skirt ensemble, layer it with a blazer or jacket. A tailored blazer can instantly elevate your outfit for a formal or professional setting, especially with the right heels. Consider an Odd Muse blazer for adding a touch of formality to your outfit.
Try a suede, leather, or denim jacket or blazer if you're looking for a more edgy or casual twist. Combine it with a vintage-inspired top and a pair of chunky lace-up boots or pumps to show people where the vibe is.
The key to finding a top to wear with your silk skirt is to experiment and find a combination that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Consider the occasion, weather, and your personal style when selecting the top to pair with your silk skirt. Then, add the final touches with the right shoes and accessories.