One style that I always go back to are A-Line skirts. I love this skirt style for a variety of reasons. It can be worn year-round by just changing up how you style it. Likewise, an A-line skirt looks polished without a lot of effort. We want to take the guesswork out of putting an outfit together, right?
Why it is called A-line?
First, let’s get in to how this skirt got its name. An A-line skirt style is fitted at your natural waist. It then goes out wider towards the hem. This creates a silhouette that resembles the shape of a capital letter A; hence why it is called an “A-line” skirt.
Did you know that the A-line style is considering to be flattering on all body types? A story on Huff Post described A-line skirts as being the perfect style for every woman.Source: Huff Post
I agree! A-Line skirts and dresses dominate my closet and blog posts. I hang on to this wardrobe staple and usually don’t resell it. Here’s why:
Wearing A-Line Skirts Year-Round
I put away items when I am transitioning my wardrobe from one season to the next. For instance, I store away my summer items once fall arrives. I talk more about how I combine spring with summer and fall with winter items in a previous post here. My season combinations are how I determine what to take out and store. However, most of my A-line skirts and dresses stay out all year. These pieces have become wardrobe staples season to season for me. I just style my A-line skirts in different ways.
It can be worn year-round by just changing up how you style it.
Styling A-Line Skirts Spring and Summer
A-line dresses and skirts are on repeat the second spring arrives. I wear these skirts with simple tops, sleeveless shell and tees. Throw on a cardigan for those places blasting the A/C and done! Additionally, a cardigan can also bring a little preppy feel. Adding unique or colorful accessories can bring the outfit together.
Styling A-Line Skirts Fall and Winter
A-line skirts and dresses are super easy to layer up during the fall and winter months. It just requires rethinking how to wear them during the cooler months. I mentioned in a previous post that you can pair a skirt with a turtleneck. Also, it can also be layered under an A-line dress.
Likewise, a slouchy sweater can work as well. This is something I have been trying this season and loving! This is a fun way to create unique outfits and get the most out of those pieces. For example, just do a half tuck in the front when you wear a slouchy sweater with an A-line skirt. That way you don’t loose the silhouette.
Lastly, I add a pair of tights in the winter. I go with black tights to keep it simple. Tights keep you warm and allow for some versatility.
You will be buying this skirt style on repeat once you find the right length.
Your A-line Skirt Length
Next, let’s talk about length. I tend to buy skirts that are midi length so that I can wear them to work. My advice is to play around with different lengths to find your comfort level. For instance, if you are petite, you may want a shorter length. In contrast, if you are not comfortable showing your legs too much, then opt for a midi length. You will be buying this skirt style on repeat once you find the right length.
These skirts usually sell out quick in the straight sizes. I will be updating links periodically.
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