Three Tips for Dressing Down a Skirt

tips for wearing sneakers with skirts

As we head into spring, skirts can become a closet staple…they’re for more than just church and work! Try these tips for wearing your skirt casually during the day! 

Striped Black and White Tee
ASOS midi skirt (sold out, similar HERE)
M.Gemi Sneakers (on sale!!)
Quay Sunglasses (more in stock HERE)
Round Woven Bag


As we head into spring, skirts become staples in my closet. You can still wear them with sweaters and boots, but on warm days they’re so perfect with flats or sneakers and a cute top.

This WHITE PLEATED SKIRT has been in my closet for probably five years and it just never goes out of style. It’s a fantastic skirt for dressing up and dressing down, and today I want to give you a few ideas for dressing it down for daytime.

Also, keep in mind that these tips apply to any skirt — not just pleated midi skirts!


round woven bag and pleated midi skirt
striped tee and pleated skirt with sneakers
black and white striped tee
how to wear sneakers with a midi skirt

Sneakers instantly dress down a skirt.

I love wearing my skirts with sneakers because they add a casual and cool vibe to any outfit. Keep your sneakers slim and neutral and low cut around the ankle for the most flattering look.

shop my current favorite sneakers below!

Try dressing your skirt down with a t-shirt

You know I’m crazy about good tees. Striped ones, graphic ones, solid ones, v-neck or crew neck ones…they’re all good in my book.

Tucking an easy t-shirt into a skirt instantly dresses up the tee a bit, and dresses down the skirt a bit. A perfect casual day look you could wear on vacation, to lunch with friends, to the office on casual Friday, or at home just because.

shop four of my favorite t-shirts below


A ponytail is a quick and easy way to dress down an outfit.

Don’t forget you can dress down an outfit with a casual hairstyle! If you’re wearing a skirt during the day and feeling a little too dressed up, toss your hair in a high ponytail!

check out my post about my favorite ponytail holders HERE!


Photos by Priscilla Frey

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