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Class to Night Out: High-Low Skirt


Urban Outfitters high-low skirtForever 21 floral high-low skirt
High-low skirts: 1. Urban Outfitters, 2. Forever 21

I’ll be honest, when I first heard of high-low skirts, I was not exactly interested: I had no idea how to style them, and I thought they looked like they were straight out of a bad hipster tumblr post.

However, I’ve started to come around. Though the high-low hemline seemed weird to me at first, it’s actually perfect for breezy summer weather, and offers a great way to highlight your favorite footwear. If you’re like me and are just starting to warm up to this trend, read on, because I’ll be showing you how to style a high-low skirt for class and a night out.

Here is my only word of warning: if you want to try out this trend, don’t splurge – buy a skirt at Forever 21 or a similar fast fashion store – because I have a feeling these won’t have the longest shelf life. Enjoy the trend now, while it lasts!

High-Low Skirt: Class

How to wear a rust colored high low skirt for day with a striped tank, black flats and a tote bag
Skirt, Tank, Flats, Bag, Necklace

For class, play up the boho feel of the skirt by pairing it with a loose knit striped tank. This creates a casual, interesting look that is still class-appropriate. To make the outfit a bit more polished, pair it with black ballet flats and a classic beige tote. Finish the outfit with a cool, layered geometric necklace to create contrast.

High-Low Skirt: Night Out

How to wear a rust colored high low skirt for night with a bright blue clutch, gray tank top, black wedges and big silver earrings
Skirt, Tank, Wedges, Clutch, Earrings

It might sound weird to pair just a simple gray tank with your skirt for night, but simplicity and structure on top is necessary to balance out the skirt and make sure the focus stays on it. Dress the look up a little more with black platform wedges and simple but elegant silver earrings. Add a pop of color with a bright aqua clutch and you’re ready to go!

What do you think?

Would you wear a high-low skirt? Do you have one? How do you style it? Let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments; I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Posted on on May 18, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , ,

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12 Responses to “Class to Night Out: High-Low Skirt”

  1. 1
    May 18th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Cute && really easy to pull off! Though I wish the night out shirt was maybe a different material…

  2. 2
    May 18th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I love how you picked out a recent trend. I am still on the fence about this, but I love the simplicity of the 2nd outfit.

  3. 3
    May 18th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I like the idea of the 2nd outfit, but it looks a little like a gray wife beater. Gross.

  4. 4
    May 18th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Cute! I really like the 2nd outfit. It is an outfit that can be worn by body type and it’s not over the top.

  5. 5
    May 18th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Hi, I find it hard to get used to the idea of wearing a skirt like this as it just looks to me like it has been hooked up at the front by mistake.I don’t think I would like to wear a skirt like this unless it was very detailed with lots of lace and fills.

  6. 6
    May 18th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Wish I had the patience to do this is adorable :) Great post!

  7. 7
    May 19th, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Love this type of skirt, I have yet to find me one as lightweight as these. Great article.

  8. 8
    May 19th, 2012 at 2:00 am

    I really want a high-low skirt! I would wear one with a graphic tee/ tank and cute sandals / wedges :) Great post!

  9. 9
    May 19th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I love this look! I noticed it a while back when they started making this season’s dresses with it and loved them. And what better than in a skirt? These skirts/dresses can be worn to all occasions, from day to night. The short effect in the front makes it sexy, while its still long enough in the back to look classy or reserved for school and work. Love them!!

  10. 10
    May 19th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I really like high-low skirts but was disappointed with this article… I didn’t think either of the outfits were cute :\

  11. 11
    May 20th, 2012 at 5:08 am

    I feel very ambivalent about these skirts… it Australia, we call them “mullet skirts”, like the hairstyle. I tend to like them only if the graduated length is subtle, such as mid-shin at the front, and full-length at the back.

  12. 12
    July 13th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I like to wear my high low skirt from the waist and pair it with a plain, flowy tshirt tucked in, with a bold statement necklace and matching heels! My favorite classy outfit for a date, church, or event during the day!

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