Ah, the elusive perfect midi skirt outfit. Years ago, any skirt that hit between the calf and the thigh was likely deemed “matronly,” or, if you were my boyfriend in 2011, “something you should be milking cows in.” But fast forward to 2017 and the the midi skirt isn’t just one-third of a stylish summer outfit, but a complete wardrobe staple.
We love how a straight-fit iteration looks with a loose tee, but if you’re more daring, try going oversized on top and bottom to play with proportion. Still, styling it so that you look less frumpy and more breezy-chic isn’t easy, so we turned to—who else?—the Insta-crowd for 13 ways to wear a midi skirt. Get your bookmarks ready.