What to Wear With a Skater Skirt

Updated on December 21, 2017
What to wear with a skater skirt
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How to Style a Skater Skirt

The skater skirt is perhaps the most favored item in colleges, schools and campuses. With good ideas on what to wear with a skater skirt, you can style it for any occasion. Fashioning this outfit depends on selecting the best style, top and accessories. These skirts can be trendy for all seasons.

What is a skater skirt? Skater skirts come in 3 basic styles;

  • Pleated
  • A-line
  • Circle

A circle skater skirt is flowy and is bound to fly with the wind. If you are visiting a windy area, you have to choose a heavy material like leather or jeans. A-line skater skirt is wide but not so spacious. Its flare is gentler. Pleated skater skirts are available in a variety of pleat styles. These include box, knife and micro pleats. Whatever the style, most ladies will find wide waistbands to be more comfortable.

Since skater skirts came into fashion, they are in general worn knee-length to mid-thigh. This is because they are styled for street fashion or the daring lady. They are also popular for clubs and parties. Girls who fancy mini skits will find pencil skirts to be monotonous.

The ideal length of skirt depends on the occasion and personal taste. But try to avoid wearing a skater skirt that is too short. Test if it falls below your index finger when standing straight. This is especially so with the billowy styles. If you want to take your skater fashion to the workplace, opt for knee-lengths.

How to wear a skater skirt
How to wear a skater skirt | Source

Skater skirts can be paired with pants, leggings and tights. This fashion gives you the freedom wear skaters in a modest way. Wearing legwear under skirts or dresses can also be convenient in the winter.

Toned pantyhose with skater outfits is particularly conservative and sexy as well. Socks look great especially if they are long. Young girls are amazing with knee-high socks and above knee skater skirts. Always watch the colors of your clothes to avoid clashing.

Plus size ladies can style a skater skirt by wearing it knee-length or just above the knee. If it’s too short, it is bound to dwarf you and make you look fatter. Same case goes for short ladies. For thin ladies, wearing a long shirt and a low belt over it can do the magic of emphasizing the hips. Attires with flared mini skirts seem to exaggerate the bottoms of even little girls.

How to style a skater skirt; Matching colors among your clothing makes you look good
How to style a skater skirt; Matching colors among your clothing makes you look good | Source

What Top to Wear with a Skater Skirt

The best and most preferred tops to wear with a skater skirt are the cropped varieties. Yet, any top that is not so revealing is great. Revealing so much skin on the legs and upper body is somehow suspicious. Because skater skirts are mostly worn high-waist, they pair well with crop tops. In spite of the skirt being short, no belly skin shows. Tops for skater skirts are perfect if they are form-fitting. V-necks and scoop necks are better than off-the-shoulder tops. The latter tend to add confusion to your clothing style.

If you choose to wear a floral skirt, go for a solid top. If your skirt is neutral, a print top goes better. A metallic silver or gold shirt or tee is also fabulous. You can also choose to wear same color for the skirt and top. If you do choose to wear this way, opt for colors that are neither too bright nor too dark. Conversely, you can look amazing with any color blazer-skirt suit and a blouse in another color for accent. For instance, you can wear a black skirt, black jacket and a white camisole or shirt.

Tucking in your top is a matter of personal choice, depending on how high you wear your skirt and the length of the top. Some tops like camisoles and tee shirts may be too long for your skating style. But always compare how the top looks when tucked and otherwise. A button up shirts that falls to your hip may be nice even if it is not tucked in. If the top looks ridiculous when tucked, consider wearing a blazer, cardigan, sweater or jacket over it. A denim jacket is wonderful with a skater skirt or dress.

Because of the femininity of the skater skirt, you can get away with wearing masculine tops. If you fancy the idea of wearing men’s shirts, opt for a longer skirt. Male shirts, if possible sleeveless, are some of the best tops for long skater skirts. Even so, this outfit is not good will bulky women. Ladies with big hips look good with a top that does not go further than the hip. If you must wear a coat or jacket that is longer than the skirt, avoid buttoning.

During the winter, skater skirts can be very uncomfortable is not layered well. In these months, wear your skirt with tights or thick leggings. The best shirts for this season should be preferably long sleeved. Tucking in some layers also adds to the warmth. During the summer, choose light-weight tops in bright colors. Avoid long sleeves unless you can balance with fancy leggings or tights.

Skater skirt outfit
Skater skirt outfit | Source

What Shoes to Wear with a Skater Skirt

Shoes to pair with a skater skirt should be attractive, fashionable and comfortable. Wearing a skater skirt is about attracting the focus to the legs. So, the best types of shoes for this outfit are those that reveal at least a small part of your legs. This does not mean you can’t use leg-wear items like pantyhose.

Boots will generally go well with skater and other mini skirts and dresses. They are a great pairing in winter as you can layer them with tights or leggings. Use any length boots for as long as they do not disagree with the style of your other clothes. Combat boots create a care-free and tough look.

Over the knee boots look better if the hemline leaves some margin from the top of the boot. Ankle boots are fabulous with A-line outfits. Lace up boots pair well with patterned or printed skirts. Boots will usually seem to shorten and thicken the legs. They are therefore a good match for tall or slender ladies. Short or petite women can add height with platform boots.

Sneakers create a cool and distinctive look with skater outfits. They are perfect with casual, short clothing that aren't dressed-up. These include mini dresses or skirts.

Sneakers are also a great pairing with leggings. They let you mix colors and patterns any way you like. You can create different styles no matter whether your skirt is pleated or circular.

If your skirt is neutral or dark, choose colored sneakers. For a patterned skirt, try dark, neutral or white sneakers. If you have long or slim legs, go for converse high tops. They reduce your leg-line and make your legs look shorter and thicker. Ladies with medium to thick legs should wear low tops with skater skirts. These shoes make legs appear thinner and taller.

Heels are cute on short and petite ladies regardless of the clothing they wear. Lace-up heels are particularly suitable for parties and dinners. For a club, you can wear spiked pumps although they might look odd and cheap in other events. Platform pumps look fabulous for many occasions especially if you have wide legs.

Flats are nice with skater skirts for casual wear particularly in summer. They look best if they closely match your skin tone. You can wear them low or high heeled depending on your situation. If the weather is hot, opt for flat sandals or other strappy footwear. If you want to elongate your legs with flats, you can select pointy-toe varieties.

Skater skirt outfit
Skater skirt outfit | Source

What to Wear With a Black Skater Skirt

A black or dark skater skirt brings a lot of options. Almost any outfit idea can work. The scheme is to add colors, styles and textures so in order jazz up the look. Although you can pair a black skater skirt with any color of clothes and accessories, brighter colors seem to do better. The design and material of your skirt is also worth consideration.

For casual wear, you can choose printed tops and sandals. A denim jacket is also amazing. Such pairing goes well during the summer. If you like a classic look, pick a striped top. For a simpler look, put on toned shoes and a neutral top. A blue tank top or button shirt will do. When it’s not too hot, a plaid top will pair well especially with a circle or pleated skirt.

A black skirt suit is fabulous if accentuated with other colors. You can put on such an outfit for business or work if the skirt is not too short. If you must wear black shoes with this attire, spice it up by choosing bright accessories. For instance, you could leave the blazer unbuttoned to reveal a white tank or camisole underneath. Should you want to button the jacket, use light makeup or a statement necklace. It is nice to make sure that the blazer/jacket does not hide too much of the camisole.

Wearing a black skirt and a black top (like a vest or blouse) amounts to wearing a black dress. You should dress up this outfit as you would your black dresses. A simple way of styling this setup is to wear shoes and a jacket in the same color. For instance, you could wear both a green jacket and shoes. Mixing colors is okay if they do not clash.

Patterned skater skirt outfit
Patterned skater skirt outfit | Source

For a more conservative look, you can wear your skater skirt with opaque legwear. These can be tights, leggings or skinny jeans. Complete the outfit with ankle or mid-calf boots. To look sexier but still modest, choose nude shoes and hosiery. If like, go for fishnet leggings over toned tights. A laced hemline is also sexy.

When selecting the clothes to wear with your black skater skirt for a party or night out, consider on the theme of the event. Such occasions will normally have a specific dress code. If there is no exact dress code, think of what others are likely to wear. Do not overdo on anything or you might end up feeling lost.

During the winter, layering your skater skirt or other mini skirts with pantyhose is a must. When the weather is too cold, you can layer two pairs of leggings or tights to keep you warmer. A pair of cushioned boots will do the rest. In the winter, thick clothes are important. Wearing so many layers is not the ideal thing. Choose warm and preferably long-sleeved clothing. Use a scarf and a warm headgear if necessary. Wearing socks under a skater skirt or dress is also acceptable if they agree with the outfit.

Skater skirt outfits
Skater skirt outfits | Source

How to Wear a Skater Skirt with Tights

Tights are essential additions to skater skirt outfits for winter. But you can also wear lighter varieties in summer to fashion your clothes. Pair with casual tops like lace or crop tops for warm weather, and layers in chilly conditions. Cardigans and sweaters can be tucked-in to add warmth and emphasize the high waist.

Wearing black from head to toe in the winter is acceptable in most scenarios. But you can still add some spice by having at least one item in another color. A colorful necklace or scarf is adequate in jazzing up your ensemble.

To wear mixed colors, have a theme in mind. For instance if your theme is blue, you could wear clothes with shades of blue, green and purple. Else, mix neutral colors like brown boots with black tights, grey skater skirt, blue or black cardigan, white shirt and a scarf in one of those colors. Remember the focus will be mainly on your legs and mini skirt.

The best shoes to wear with tights and skater skirts are the closed varieties. Sneakers, pumps and boots of any height are okay. Heeled boots or pumps are ideal for adding height. Consider wearing thick socks, two pairs of tights or knee-high boots if the weather is very bad. If you must wear casual, strappy or open shoes, opt for leggings instead.

Accessories for a skater skirt and tights outfit include gloves, necklaces and a bag. Use simple jewelry and a shoulder or cross-body bag for accent. Carry a bag big enough for putting some clothes in case the weather changes.

What to wear with a black skater skirt
What to wear with a black skater skirt | Source

What to Wear With a Leather Skater Skirt

A leather skater skirt is a statement in itself. Pairing it with overly sexy tops creates an exaggerated look. Choose modest tops for a cute and stylish outcome. The idea is to balance the hardness of the skirt with a soft feminine touch.

Wear your skirt with a neutral button shirt and pumps or boots for a classic look. For layering, add a cropped blazer or sweater. Use stylish accessories like metallic necklace, earrings and bracelet to complete the outfit.

For a more modest look, choose a turtleneck and ankle boots, or lace-up boots with a T-shirt. Try your skater mini skirt with a lace blouse in bright colors. To make the outfit more refined, choose fancy, feminine heels. You can also add more female niceties like a florals, tie front or ruffles.

To create a trendy look, choose a laid-back pairing. Try a cropped sweatshirt, patterned tee or a denim shirt. Add some fun by tucking in or tying a knot at your belly. Pair with boots or flats. Sneakers will also go well with this outfit.

Avoid wearing leather skater skirts with leather jackets and boots. The look is too masculine. If you must pair this way, use highly feminine accessories like simple but elaborate makeup, hair adornments, necklace, earrings and large bag.

Your accessories and makeup mean a lot to your look. Even a good outfit accessorized in a way bad can look outrageous. If you wear a bold hairstyle, lipstick or jewelry, go for a skirt in neutral colors. Simple accessories bring a good outcome if your clothes are bright.

Your clutch bag can match either with your skirt or top. Else, try a bag in a color close to your shoes. Most important, take the mirror test before going out. If you look good to yourself, you will look great to others and you deserve to be confident. You will be glad that you chose the best clothes and accessories to wear with your skater skirt.


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      Teresa 19 months ago

      Very comprehensive post, we'll done!

      In the last part it made me laugh when you said 'avoid wearing a leather skirt with a leather jacket" because I got comment on my blog before I closed it saying "check out my blog". When I looked the first thing I saw was this girl in a leather mini skirt and jacket, I was laughing soo much. Double leather=double wrong!! Let me know if you open a fashion hall of crime mistakes and I'll send the picture.

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      Maina Ndungu 2 years ago from Thika, Kenya

      Good for you Liselle's World. In fact, it's not cast in stone that you can't wear a certain outfit with specific tops. But some clothes look ridiculous when worn together while others look like they were made for each other.

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      Liselle's World 3 years ago

      I bought a skater skirt recently and did not know what tops would suit it. Now I do, thanks for the tips.