Satin skirt outfit inspiration: Four looks that got me through the midi trend
Disclaimer: this post contains gifted items, which have been disclosed.
One day at work, I walked into a meeting with four other women who were wearing satin midi skirts.
What was I wearing that day? A satin midi skirt. It’s a thing, y’all.
The satin skirt trend is one that just doesn’t seem to want to die and honestly, I was pretty apprehensive about jumping on the train at first. A few months ago, I feel like the world woke up and everybody on Instagram decided they all had to have a leopard print satin skirt from Par Realisation - which has pretty much been sold out ever since.
Satin clings and I initially wasn’t so hot on the idea of having to a) dodge that VPL like no tomorrow and b) deal with the fact that the skirt would probably highlight my little tummy pooch.
After a while though, I eventually came around to the idea when I found this truly incredible neon green satin skirt from ASOS - which is sadly sold out now. Eventually, I learned to style it for my body/stopped giving a shit about the way it looked on my body and I was kindly gifted a second one from Mango; which is covered in tie dye and is probably one of the coolest things in my closet RN.
Here’s a few ways I styled mine for inspiration…
The big chonky sweater
The weather’s much warmer now, but back when I got my bright green skirt it was still deathly cold. (In fact, the day I took this outfit it rained, hailed and was sunny in the space of just a couple of hours.) By wearing this big old hygeriffic jumper, I feel like it really drew attention down to the slinkiness of the more tapered skirt.
I also loved that the neutral shade of the top balanced out the brightness and brought it into more sophisticated, office-appropriate territory. I’m not always buzzing just like neon, John Mayer.
Outfit Details: Brown Massimo Dutti turtleneck sweater, ASOS neon green satin skirt, black heeled boots, eBay hair clips
The lazy day tee
There are some days you wake up and you’re defeated by your period, or hungover as hell, or probably got to sleep too late and the satin skirt has saved me many times; keeping me looking relatively put together even though I may feel on the verge of death. On this day, I had maybe all of four hours of sleep but I still wanted to look good for my boy Tan France as we were seeing his show - so I paired this loud skirt with a tee that picked up the colours of the tie dye pattern, as well as some ugly chic trainers.
Naturally, I also did the French tuck. Love me, Tan France-senpai.
Outfit details: My brother’s brown jacket, Mango tie dye skirt (gifted), Moschino trainers (gifted), Monki slogan tee (gifted)
More often than not, I try to wear the brightest colours I own all at once and I went all out for Comic Con. While this Sailor Moon tee isn’t technically a crop, I tied it in the back and turned it into a feeble one - drawing attention to my waist and keeping things young cause I’m still down with the kids.
Outfit details: ASOS neon green satin skirt, Sailor Moon tee and earrings from Argyle Centre
Sling it low
While I usually wear my satin skirts up on my waist, I hiked it further down for this shoot with my beautiful queen and photographer friend Gabriella Salonga. Low rise hemlines are (unfortunately) coming back and there’s nothing we can do about it, so I decided to gracefully go with the flow rather than be dragged along by the trend kicking and screaming. I also went with a gold sparkly vest which I accidentally shrunk yet again in the wash to really take things into the 90s.
Outfit details: Mango tie dye skirt (gifted), & Other Stories bucket hat, Dune London sandals, Guy Laroche chain necklace and basket bag from the Philippines
Ready to try the trend out yourself? Here’s a few options…