Putting together a great look can start with a black skirt, but most people ask themselves: what can I wear with a black shirt? The humble black skirt can take you from the boardroom to the dance floor, to the most elegant of occasions. It is all how you accessorize and the length of the black skirt you choose.
Classical Style with a Black Skirt
If your personal taste leans more towards a professional look. Pair a knee to calf-length black skirt with a white or light gray pinstriped shirt. Black heels, not sky-high, will go well with this look. Keep accessories low-key, for an overall polished look.
Trendy Looks with a Black Skirt
If you love to be at the forefront of what is being worn right now, go trendy. Your black skirt length will be at or above the knee as high as you dare go. Tops for this look can be shimmery metallic in silver, gold, or coppery tones. Pair with strappy sandals, and go big and bold on the accessories for a fun look.
Formal Chic with a Black Skirt
This look takes cues from both classic and trendy styles. You can use this look with either an above-the-knee black skirt or a longer skirt. Pair with either softly colored shirts or eye catching patterns that aren’t too loud. Another option is to mimic the little black dress with the use of a black top. Shoes should be low to mid-height heels, skip the strappy sandals to pull off this look. Accessories are more low-key than a trendy look. No loud colors, but wear those big gold hoops if you want.
Fun, Casual Look with a Black Skirt
Go casual but stay in fashion step by pairing a knee to longer length black skirt with a sweater or layer with a simple Henley-style t-shirt and a cardigan. Pair with low heels or flats to complete your casual look.
A single black skirt can take you through a lot of different looks. Add a couple of black skirts in different lengths, and with a quick shoe change, accessorizing, and adding different tops, you can get a new look for every occasion.