Best tips for wearing printed skirts

With warm weather on its way, so I’ve heard, many women will want to start wearing more color. A lovely way is to add (or take out) some printed skirts for refreshing summer looks. They’re just cool and flattering.

For ladies who worry about the width of their hips or the length of their legs, embracing summer style obsession with printed bottoms can be a challenge. To the assurance of all the lovely ladies, there’s definitely a right way to wear a power print without feeling self-conscious.

The important part of all styling is “balance” and that’s exactly what will make you rock printed skirts. The secret to pulling off a print on your lower half is to balance the rest of your ensemble crisp and clean. One of the classic tricks is to wear the most basic shirt or top possible and allow your skirt to take center stage. And, opt for sleek accessories to provide some extra sophistication to your look.

Some common problems with printed skirts and solutions:

  • If you really want to downplay your hips, thighs and legs, look for details that slim and take the focus away from them. Here are some of the best skirt styles that downplay curves:
    • A-line shape – It perfectly skims your curves.
    • Full circle skirts.
    • Vertical details such as darts, pleats, visible vertical prints etc.

Also, balance the print skirt with a solid top in a lighter or brighter color that closely matches a color from the skirt.

  • If you want to add curves to a skinny frame, or narrow or straight hips, then have a wide range to choose from! Compared to curvy gals, you’ll benefit from lighter colors, bolder prints and shiny fabrics because they visually expand your hips and thighs. You can opt for a belt to create or add definition at the waist area.

As you get your wardrobe ready for summer, check out these skirt styles and how to make them look stylish when it is super-hot outside.

  • Bright and bold

Brighten up your wardrobe with our gorgeous colors and bold patterns. To balance the boldness of the skirt, keep the top in solid color.

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  • Floral prints

One of the most popular patterns. Depending on your proportions, keep the print moderate if required. Too big floral prints can often make you look broad and stumpy.

  • Animal prints

When it comes to prints, animal prints are a must try for many. You can give it a try preferable with a solid top.

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  • Black and white

The classy combo when it comes to any print or pattern. Add some pearl accessories for a classy retro look or add some bright ones to bring a twist.

Street style | Black leather top and printed skirt.

Street style | Black leather top and printed skirt.

  • Tropical prints

Want to feel like in a tropical beach holiday? Bring the mood in with some cool tropical prints.

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  • Polka dots

Another classic most of can’t live without.

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  • Tribal prints

Yes, Aztec prints are already in vogue (the image on left). But look beyond and try different tribal prints. In this picture, right, is a striking skirt with African (Ankara) print.

  • Asymmetric prints

They create eye-catching effects with these different patterns.

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  • Abstract prints

Abstract prints are growing as a trend. Catch eyes with one.

  • The latest trend – Art Theme

One of the latest trend in the horizon of printed skirt is to go artsy! Prints, inspired by works on canvas, are going strong. Why not try the trend?!

  • Long and slit

Doesn’t this picture speak for itself? Turn heads with long printed skirts.

long slit

  • Skater and super-cool

Go supercool and sexy in short printed skirts. Team with crop tops, turtlenecks, noodle straps to get the ideal summer look.

skater

  • Large swing

Luxurious, super-feminine and ultra-dressy, large swing skirts create an exceptional look.

large swing

  • High waist

For some classic retro effect.

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  • Long and medium flared

Go for gorgeous floor length flared skirts to create a different look. Too much clothes for summer? Team it with tube tops or tank tops to balance out. Great camouflage for the days when your legs are feet are less than perfect to be flaunted.

long flared

  • Magical mini

Fitted printed mini can work wonders if accessorized correctly. Follow the picture to see how a sophisticated look night-time/party look is created.

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  • Asymmetric hemline

Have some fun with the asymmetric hemline.

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  • Long and fitted

Great style for creating an illusion of length. The close fit makes you look tall and lean.

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  • Mind-blowing midi

While not many people sport this length of skirts but midi skirts can do a wonder. They give you a very feminine appeal without attracting any attention to any specific part of your body. Try printed midis with plain tucked tops for a new summer look.

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  • Sheer magic

Sheer printed skirts feel summery and sexy. Ideal for a hot day out or for pool or beach outings.

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Printed skirts in office

There are a few things to keep in when wearing printed skirts to the office. Some or all may apply depending on how conservative your work environment is.

  1. Choose the print carefully – Too bold or loud prints might not be idea for office wear. You can choose small, sober prints of patterns to keep the look stylishly different
  2. Choose professional colors – You can choose bigger or marginally bold prints for the office as long as there is some sort of base neutral found in the print. This is important as with that you can use to tie in more conservative colors into your outfit.  To make it clearer, look for skirts that have a navy ground, or bits of black, or white in them and then use these neutrals to tone down what you wear with them.
  3. Keep the silhouette or cut of the skirt like other formal skirts – Prints can sometimes look too casual for the office environment.  However, when a printed skirt is in a silhouette like a pencil, sharp A-line or fit-&-flare, like the general formal skirts. It comes off as more professional than the unstructured or flowing ones.
  4. Pair the skirts with more professional pieces – In order to keep a printed skirt outfit looking professional, be sure to wear more tailored or structured pieces with these styles.  Yes, you can wear relaxed pieces like cardigan with your printed skirts but be sure that they are not too unstructured or completely informal looking.  Generally, a well-fitted top or shirt or a formal blazer balances printed skirt perfectly for office environment.
  5. Accessorize professionally – Never ever forget that your accessories can make or break your look no matter what you are wearing. Since printed skirts add a dash of casual feeling to your look, for work, avoid casual sandals, overly ornate jewelry or inappropriate accessories that can make you look too casual for your conservative workplace. Keep the casual accessories for teaming up with your printed skirts on weekends or any informal place.

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What more do you want to add? Please put your valuable input in the comments.

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46 ways to turn heads in a classic white shirt

It’s time to take out your classic white shirt and to re-style it in such a way that it looses its “bore” or “strictly
official” status and you create an awesome impression every time you wear (read, flaunt!) it!

  1. Wear it with a bright nail or lip color (or both!)

White shirts are the best to keep your look understated yet gorgeous and bring out any other feature or accessory you want to highlight. A bright nail or lip color creates an edgy impression without being loud when teamed with a white shirt.

with bright nails and lips

2. Creating a extra mid-layer

When you are creating multiple layers of clothing, rather than keeping the white shirt as a hidden base layer, experiment it as a mid layer. It helps to accentuate the effect of layering as white stands as a stark layer in between.

as an underlayer

3. Use for a color-pop effect

When using multi-color clothes and accessories, use your white button down as on of the dress layer. It helps to neutralize yet create pop effect for all the colors.

color pop effect

4. Create a monochrome effect

Yes, white on white is a sure head turner! Accessorize with bright bag or color shoes in case you want to make it interesting. Multiple strands of pearls can add loads of sophisticastion to all white assembles.

for a monochrome look

5. Go crop

Use a short length white shirt as a crop top to flaunt your toned tummy.

go crop

6. Under a vest

White button downs are perfect base for a nice vest.

under a vest

7. Knotted over a jumpsuit

Want to create an extra layer? or beat a chill? or just a cover up? Knot your white short over your jumpsuit.

Knotted-over-jumpsuit

7. Over a dress

Yes, just like the style mentioned above, white shirt is a great way to create a layer over a dress.

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8. Under a oversize jacket or coat

Doesn’t this look gorgeously impressive?

oversize coat

10. Under a crop top

Doting a crop top? Yet, not feeling confident for the tummy show? Create a this impressive look by wearing a crop top under the crop top.

Under-crop-top

11. Under a sweater

A perfect way to highlight your lovely sweater.

Under-sweater

12. Under a sleeveless dress

Retro or not, a sleeveless or halter dress over a well-fitting white shirt can create an unique look by amalgamating the features of both the pieces.

Under-sleeveless-dress

13. Under a sheer top

A top too sheer? or, want to create a new look with the old sheer top? Use a white shirt or top an a base.

Under-sheer-shirt

14. Under a jacket

One of the classic looks.

under jacket

15. With a bright bag

Want to highlight a bright bag or a neon clutch? Nothing like a white shirt to create an absolute neutral background.

with a bright bag

16. Pop a color cardigan

The white shirt under a color cardigan can help the color effect of the cardigan pop like never before.

with a color cardigan

17. With a color trousers

Not only this is make the color of the trouser pop but also with every new color you can create a complete different look. People will note your trousers like never before.

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18. With an eye catching scarf

Catch attention with your pretty scarf by creating a white base with the shirt.

with a eye-catching scarf

19. With a hat

Create a chic look with a hat on.

with a hat

20. With a pastel skirt

Pastel and white makes an eternally elegant combination.

with a pastel skirt

21. With a statement accessory

A statement jewelry will make the boldest statement with a white shirt.

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22. With a trouser skirt

This picture tells us why Lady Beckham is a such a rave in the style world. But you too can create this look. Team your white shirt with a trouser skirt. Definitely, high is my wishlist now!

with a trouser skirt

23.With animal-print

The neutral base of white brings out the animal print with maximum effect. At the same time, it also keeps the whole effect balanced.

with animal print

24. For a biker-chic look

A biker jacket with a white shirt makes you look edgy and chic at one go.

with biker jacket

25. Coupled with a bright belt

Not only the bright belt stands out in the outfit making the statement but also makes your waist area prominent and slim.

with bright belt

26. With bright shoes

Flaunt your bright or color shoes. Like the rule goes, the white shirt makes your overall get up polished and neutral to let the shoes do the speaking.

with bright shoes

27. With capes and cape-coats

A perfect fall style. Don a white shirt below the cape or cape-coat to look great.

with cape

28. With checks

The checks and tartans look exceptionally bright and stand out with the white combination.

with checks

29. Eternal combination – with classic blue denim

Do I need to say anything? This never-fail combination is here to stay till the moon lasts.

with classic blue denim

30. With a classic pleated skirt

Bring out the stylish-forever look with a white button down and a pleated skirt.

with classic pleated skirt

31. With color suits

Tone down the effect of a color suit and yet stand out.

with color suits

32. With crop pants

The formal touch of the white shirt and the casualness of the crop pants give you an ideal on-the-go look.

with crop pants

33. Teamed with a denim crop jacket

When almost every part of the wardrobe can work with a white shirt, why can’t this staple? Rock the look.

with denim crop jacket

34. Denim shorts nail the look

The denim shorts bring out another timeless fashionable look.

with denim shorts

35. With distressed denim

One of the most fav look this time. You can’t go wrong with this when you want to look casual-chic.

with distressed denim

36. With flared pants

Who will not look at you if you dress this way? Totally classy!

Black And White Chic Style

37. With Knee boots (and thigh boots!)

Again the white shirt creates the classy balance with the daring boots.

with knee boots

38. With everything leather

Be it a leather skirt, a pair of leather trouser or even faux leather leggings, white shirt creates a head-turning effect.

with leather

39. With a maxi skirt

A classic combination. Any shape, flared or fishtail, a maxi skirt looks awesome with a crisp white shirt.

with maxi skirt

40. With neutral shorts

The casual-chic effect! Leaves rooms for bright accessories or statement jewelry as per your choice.

with neutral shorts

41. Don a palazzo

With a palazzo, you can create a wide range of look with a white shirt. Printed, pastel, solid colored, netted, textured, any type of palazzo will go like a dream.

with palazzo

42. With printed skirts

Go bold, go bright or go girly! Any printed skirt will make you look fashionable with a white button down.

with printed skirt

43. And printed trousers

When we talk about skirts, can trousers be behind? Try all types of prints for a fresh look and appeal.

with printed trousers

44. With converse

Look like, life-in-a-college person with this combo.

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45. A pair of striped trousers

The solid shirt will make the stripes stand out and give you the ultimate chic look.

with striped trousers

46. With Kaftans or over sized cardigans

Go baggy with a white shirt and a cleverly thrown Kaftan or an over sized cardigan.

with overzied cardigan or kaftan

How do you like to wear your crisp white shirt? Don’t forget to share with us!