5 Tips for Dressing Down a Fancy Skirt

As much as I like to get dressed up from time to time I generally keep it pretty casual. Pretty girly skirts are great to own, but they don’t deserve to sit at the back of your closet because you’re not sure how you can style them for everyday wear. That’s why I’ve brought you these 5 tips for dressing down a fancy skirt so you can wear them for casual everyday outfits.

I’ve always loved this pretty taupe skirt from Forever 21 – I couldn’t find the same skirt, but I’ve linked a few options below – but found that I wasn’t wearing it very often. That’s when I made more of an effort to find different ways to dress down fancier skirts. For this outfit I paired it with my favourite kind of tights to wear, polka dot, and topped it off with a tied button up shirt.

Tie a Button Up at Your Waist

This look is great for defining your waist. It brings everything in and gives you that hourglass appearance. It’s also great at taking your look from day to night. All you have to do is remove the top and you can add dressier shoes and accessories if you please.

Wear an Oversized Sweater

I’ve always been a fan of knit wintery sweaters with fancy skirts, but I recently saw @sgw_fashionblog – check her out, she has awesome fashion inspiration and she seems like a super chill, down to earth chick – style a sweatshirt with a leather pencil skirt and I absolutely love it! It’s a super chic looking outfit, and you’re cozy af too!

Pair with Booties

I’m a girl who loves her booties, and they work great at dressing down a fancy skirt. Ditch the heels and rock some booties for super cute casual outfit.

Tuck a Tshirt

This is one of my new favourite fancy skirt combos. Its a great way to wear a tshirt to work when you pair it with a pencil skirt and blazer, and it’s perfect for a brunch date when you pair it with a flowy skirt, flats, and a denim jacket.

Top it Off With a Moto Jacket

You may have noticed from this and this post, as well as from Instagram that I have a thing for Moto Jackets, they tend to be my jacket of choice for any outfit, including fancy skirts and dresses. They’re a nice warm layer and they add a nice edge to an otherwise feminine and fancy outfit.

Tips for dressing down a fancy skirt for a more casual outfit.

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Tips for dressing down a fancy skirt for a more casual outfit.

Tips for dressing down a fancy skirt for a more casual outfit.

Tips for dressing down a fancy skirt for a more casual outfit.

Outfit Details

 | Similar Black Crop Top – Hudson Bay | Chambray Shirt – Forever 21 |

 | Similarish Taupe High Low Skirt | Similar Polka Dot Tights – Urban Behaviour |

Similar Burgundy Clutch – Forever 21 | Rings – Shop Dixi |

There ya have it, 5 ways you can feel like a princess every day by wearing a fancier skirt. For more tips and inspiration make sure to follow me on Instagram or your other preferred social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube.

xo Jannine

Tips for dressing down a fancy skirt for a more casual outfit.

Tips for dressing down a fancy skirt for a more casual outfit.

By | 2017-02-07T23:55:06+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Fashion, Stylish|19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Andi February 8, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    This look is fabulous all around! Those shoes are just darling. I love pairing a cute flat with a skirt. Thanks for sharing girl!

    xoxo,
    Andi

    • Jannine February 10, 2017 at 12:33 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Andi! I’m happy you liked it 🙂
      xo Jannine

  2. kelly February 8, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    So cute!! I am loving your tights 🙂

    • Jannine February 10, 2017 at 12:34 am - Reply

      Thanks Kelly! I like a little something different from plain black tights 🙂
      xo Jannine

  3. Laura Mitbrodt February 9, 2017 at 12:45 am - Reply

    What a cute skirt, I love those shoes
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Jannine February 10, 2017 at 12:34 am - Reply

      Thanks Laura! They’re the most comfortable flats I’ve ever worn 🙂
      xo Jannine

  4. Taylor February 9, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    I’m loving this look babe! You are so fabulous my dear!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

    • Jannine February 10, 2017 at 12:35 am - Reply

      You’re so sweet Taylor, thank you!
      xo Jannine

  5. Laurisa February 9, 2017 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Cute ideas! And I adore the shoes!

    • Jannine February 10, 2017 at 12:36 am - Reply

      Thanks Laurisa!
      xo Jannine

  6. kailei February 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    So cute! I especially love your tights!

    kailei
    http://www.kaileinicole.blogspot.com

    • Jannine February 10, 2017 at 12:36 am - Reply

      Thanks Kailei, I’ve been weearing these polka dot ones on repeat!
      xo Jannine

  7. Nicole Fuentes February 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Wearing a t-shirt with dressier bottoms is for sure one of my favorite ways to dress casual. Great tips lady!

    xx, Nicole
    http://www.nicolesometimes.com

    • Jannine February 10, 2017 at 12:37 am - Reply

      That’s a great combo and one of my go to’s too!
      xo Jannine

  8. Janel Mayne February 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    I love to dress up and dress down a long skirt!! They can be so versatile. I love pairing a skirt and a t-shirt with converses!! My absolute fave!!! Great ideas!!
    http://www.mymaynewardrobe.com

    • Jannine February 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      Thanks, you can’t go wrong with converse!

      xo Jannine

  9. Isabel Robertson February 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    These tips for dressing down a fancy skirt are fantastic! I’m in love with your tights!

    Bella x
    https://bellasfashionjournal.com

    • Jannine February 20, 2017 at 7:40 am - Reply

      Thanks Bella, I love them too!

      xo Jannine

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