The Top 7 Tops to Wear With a Skater Skirt
Updated: Feb 21
Skater skirts have been trending for over a decade now. I believe I was in my early 20s when I noticed their increasing presence on blogs as well as in person. At the time, I owned several of them in different colors from fast fashion websites such as gojane.com. Nowadays, it seems that short skater skirts seem to be the most popular version of this skirt.
A skater skirt can be referred to as a circle skirt because of its circular skirt. It’s meant to be flowy and flares out from the waist. Skater skirts tend to be worn during the summer season due to their typically shorter length.
In today’s blog post, I would be sharing different ways to style your favorite skater skirt with different shirts. I would be showing you how you can also take your skater skirt look from summer to the winter seasons.
Depending on your choice of top and footwear, you can create different styles with your skater outfits that would flatter any body type. If you are looking for the best ways to create different looks with your skater skirt, please do keep reading. You would also come to see how easy it is to transition this trendy clothing item from warm weather to the cold weather.
Skater skirts don’t have to be mini skirts even though that style is the most popular. During the colder months, it’s very easy to throw on a pair of tights and ankle boots to turn your skater look into a winter outfit. I’m sure most of the items mentioned this post are already taking up space in your closet.
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As usual, before we jump into my favorite looks to create with a skater skirt, it’s important we start with a great base: the perfect skater skirt. Find below my favorite places to shop for chic skater skirts at affordable prices. For the best execution of your outfit idea, it starts with the right skater skirt.
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Where to buy a skater skirt
Shein always has a vast range of skater skirts in different colors and prints. It’s a great website to check out if you’re looking for a fun skater skirt to add to your wardrobe. I always recommend reading the reviews on their site before choosing your size. THIS high-waisted flared skirt would be a great option to wear to the office.
Amazon may not have as wide a selection as Shein but they have some cute options. I find that most of their skater skirts are for casual wear so head here if you’re looking cute skater skirts to create a casual look with. I also like some of the floral skater skirts they have available such as THIS ONE. Style it with a pair of white sneakers for a cute summer outfit.
Lulus is one of my top destinations for all trendy styles. They have some great options for both skater skirts and skater dresses. I also like that many of their skirts are slightly longer, allowing you to rock them as everyday wear. THIS pleated skirt would look great paired with knee-high socks and Mary Janes for a preppy look. You could also pair it with high heels for a dressier look.
iv) Pretty Little Thing
Pretty Little Thing offers a limited range of sexy skater skirts perfect for the warm weather. They’re also under $30 for the most part which is music to your bank account! Create a sporty feminine look with THIS pleated skirt. Pair it with a matching hoodie like the model or a simple white top for a simple trendy look even my plus sized queens can rock.
More affordable skater skit options are available on Boohoo, where you get a mix of casual and dresser options. You can also find a cute skater dress if you wish to add one to your wardrobe as well. If you’re looking for a skater skirt to wear to a professional function, THIS leather look belted skater skirt would be a great choice. It’s a great midi high-waisted skater skirt you could pair with stiletto heels and a white blouse for a fancy occasion.
Now that you have the scoop on where to shop for trendy skater skirt, it’s time we talk about pairing them with the right shirt or top. These are some of my favorite looks when it comes to styling a skater skirt. You can easily tweak a thing or two to make fit more into your personal style.
1) Long-sleeved blouse
A great way to style a longer skater skirt for a formal occasion is to wear a blouse with long sleeves. Opt for a blouse in a solid color for a more formal look. This is a look you could wear to the office or to church as well. A pair of ballet flats work as footwear or throw on a pair of heels for a dressy look.
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A mini skirt could also be worn if you’re headed to a less formal event. Show off your legs by throwing on a pair of strappy heels or sandals. Play around with fun prints such as floral prints or polka dots for the perfect look.
2) Button-down shirt
A button-down shirt also makes for a good match with skater skirts. Tuck your shirt in to create a more flattering look and make your waist appear to be smaller. What’s great about this look is that it could go from casual wear to business casual with a change of shoes. Pair your skirt and shirt with combat boots and a pair of black tights to create a streetwear look perfect for the Fall.
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During the warmer months, create a white skater outfit by pairing a white button-down with a mini white skirt and a pair of white sneakers. This is a cute outfit you could wear for an outing with friends or to head to the mall. Throw on a denim jacket if it’s a cool summer night.
3) Crop top
Oh yes, crop tops can be paired with any bottoms in my opinion and skater skirts are no exception. The perfect way to create a sexy yet casual look with your skater skirt is by pairing it with a cute crop top. Elevate your next concert look by pairing a skater skirt with a simple crop top and a pair of thigh-high boots.
This cute skater skirt outfit also works for a night out with the girls. Complete your look with a black leather jacket.
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To read up some more on styling crop tops, check out my post: The 10 best ways to wear a crop top. I go through a thorough list on the best ways to pair a crop top with items in your closet.
During the colder days and months, one of my favorite looks is a black leather skater skirt paired with a sweater and a pair of chunky boots. This is a simple look you could wear for date night on a cold evening.
For an extra layer of warmth, add a pair of black leggings underneath your skirt. The perfect way to turn this look into a dressier one is to swap your boots for a pair of high heels.
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A cropped sweater could be worn if you want to give the illusion of a smaller waist. Just ensure your sweater hits you right at the smallest part of your waist. A chunky sweater could be worn on a really cold day or choose slouchy sweaters if you want a semi sexy casual look with an exposed shoulder effect.
5) Halter top
Halter tops are one of the easiest ways to style a short skirt to create a chic look. They tend to be reserved for the warmer months unless you layer them with a cardigan or kimono. Turn your look into street style wear by throwing on a pair of chunky black boots. You could also opt for a pair of white sneakers for a cute casual look.
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If you’re interested in more ways to style a halter top you have in your closet, check out my post: 5 simple ways to wear a halter top.
Regardless of your style of skirt, a well-fitted t-shirt can always be paired with a skater skirt to create a simple casual look. To add some edge to your outfit, opt for a graphic tee. You easily complete your look with a pair of ankle boots or a pair of sneakers. If you’re going for a chic look, open-toe sandals or flats could be worn for footwear.
The best part about this look is you could put it together right now using any old shirt in your closet. Add a pair of sunglasses and you’re ready for a trip to the theme park. If your t-shirt is oversized, tie it into a knot at the front.
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7) Denim shirt
One of the best skater skirt outfits you can easily create is by pairing a mini skater skirt with a chambray shirt. This is a look you could wear to the mall, for brunch or for a day date. If you’re a denim lover, feel free to whip out your favorite denim shirt to pair with a skater skirt in any color. A pink skater skirt for example would look great paired with a dark denim shirt. Don’t forget to tuck in your shirt!
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And there you have it: a great guide as to the best shirts and tops to pair with a skater skirt. I hope you have seen how easy it is to create chic skater skirt outfits using tops and shirts in your closet. If you don’t own any skater skirts yet, I suggest you start with a classic black skater skirt. It can easily be paired with any color of top.
For more skater outfit inspiration, check out my post: How to wear a skater dress. These are great looks you could put together with a cute skater dress.
I also have a post: 8 different ways to wear a denim shirt for women for more ideas on styling a denim shirt.
Until the next post,