I’m obsessed with midi skirts. The long, flattering silhouette is one I’ve been a fan of for quite some time both in dress and skirt form. I recently came across a wish list I had made ahead of my 11th birthday where I requested a tank-top dress, specifically one that fell below the knee. You might say I was ahead of the curve. You also might say I was very, um, particular with the fashions for age 11. The point is, long hemlines are my jam and have been for decades, especially feminine styles like this POPSUGAR Tiered Midi Skirt ($45, originally $60).
While I’m very well-stocked on Summer skirts, this tiered version stood out to me the moment I laid eyes on the new POPSUGAR at Kohl’s July collection, and for a few reasons. First, I love the flowy feel of the A-line shape, which is quintessentially Summer in a lightweight, cotton stripe. Second, the drawstring waist is supercomfortable and can be easily adjusted to wear low on the hips or higher up on the waist. Third, and most of all, the length is so feminine and flattering. At 5’4″, a size small hits me at mid-calf, which feels ladylike and fresh for the season (longer hemlines are a big trend that’s continuing into Fall). Another plus is that the sun-kissed stripes are colorful but faint, which is ultraversatile for styling with a range of tops from whites and creams to shades of red, blue, and even black.
For a weekend outing, I styled this skirt with a voluminous top, cute basket bag, and barely there sandals for a trendier Summer look. But for something classic and work appropriate, I love it with a white button-down shirt or t-shirt with everything from mules to sneakers. Since the skirt is so lightweight and breathable, it’s also a stylish option with a bathing suit in lieu of a cover-up.
Ahead, witness me wearing (and twirling in) the affordable and flattering skirt I’m obsessed with for Summer. Then, shop it on sale for $45, as well as the stylish extras I paired with it.