Flowy Midi Skirt Outfit

brightontheday wearing blue high-waisted midi skirt with stripe crop top, statement necklace and heels

brightontheday detail shot of ysl no. 15 lip stain, gold statement necklace and linen crop top

brightontheday high-waisted flowy midi skirt outfit with open back crop top

brightontheday stripe linen crop top with gold statement necklace and baby pink lipstick

brightontheday twirling in blue high-waisted midi skirt paired with linen crop top, statement necklace and cork single strap sandal heels

brightontheday detail shot of gold statement necklace and gold stud earrings 3

brightontheday wearing a linen striped crop top with a high-waisted midi skirt spring outfit

brightontheday wearing blue high-waisted midi skirt with linen crop top, gold bar necklace and stuart weitzman nudist heels

brightontheday wearing blue high-waisted midi skirt with stripe crop top, statement necklace and SW nudist heels

brightontheday wearing flared crop top with high-waisted skirt, statement necklace and gold stud earrings

brightontheday wearing flowy midi skirt with linen striped crop top and chloe tan marcie bag

brightontheday wearing linen striped crop top and high-waisted midi skirt

brightontheday wearing linen striped croped shirt with gold statement necklace and high-waisted midi skirt

I wore this flowy midi skirt outfit to an early Spring date night last week when the weather was a perfect 75 and the breeze was minimal. I’ll admit, it was a little premature to wear the look (given that it was literally the FIRST day of Spring), but regardless of when I wore it, it’s such a FUN outfit for the upcoming April and May Spring months (and summer too!) Don’t you think?

There’s Not Just One Type of Midi Skirt

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, midi skirts are back in a big way. And with the come-back of this below-the-knee-but-above-the-ankle hemline, we’ve welcomes all sorts of different types of the so-called midi skirt varying in style and length. But the bottomline is that it’s indisputable that the midi length hemline is having quite a moment – and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon either.

I’m not sure if you’ve warmed up to the trend just yet, but as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’m a full fledged fan and have embraced the midi skirt and all it’s variants alike. Although I hope to cover a few different types of midi skirts as the trend continues to be relevant, today I want to focus on one particular silhouette; namely, the flowy midi skirt which is indeed different than other styles such as the A-line, pencil, and flared silhouettes.

The Flowy Midi Skirt – What is it?

Did you know that “flowy” isn’t technically a word? Maybe that’s a dumb question. But I guess I’ve never really thought about it. But in doing a little prep for this post I discovered that ‘flowy’ is not an actual word in the english dictionary – although I think we use it enough for it to be! So then I tried to think of a better way to explain the particular type of midi skirt I wanted to address in this post – aka the one I’m wearing above.

But for the life of me, I couldn’t think of a better word that clearly described this type/style of skirt other than flowy. Can you? Believe me, I tried but was left stumped. Anywho, I’m going to call it the flowy type – because that’s all I got!

Flowy Midi Skirt Outfit – Style Pairings Explained

I paired this flowy midi skirt with a fun and flirty crop top. But to be honest, this skirt took me a hot second to style because if it’s not paired with the right type of top, the elastic waist can look a little grandmaw-ish. Unless you have a good waist-sized brown belt to cover the elastic (which I didn’t). If you did have a belt, I think you’d have more styling options for this skirt FYI.

Anyway, since I didn’t have the write kind of belt, I had to figure out another way to distract from the elastic and “elevate” it in a stylish way. I ended up going with a boxy-ish shaped crop top that was just long enough to cover the elastic waist but just short enough to flirt with the waist line. I hope that makes sense?

The split in the back makes not only for an interesting twist (and touch of sass!) but also adds a little flare to the shape and fit of the top that creates a playful look. The statement necklace completes the outfit by “grounding” or adding weight to the flared crop top, pulling the ensemble together. Lastly, I wore delicate heels to keep all the attention on the fun and flirty flowy skirt and accentuated high-waist.

Questions – Respond by Commenting Below

What do you think? How would you style this skirt? and would you wear this look?


Shop The Look:

(Outfit) TOP: Lush linen and strip crop top // SKIRT: BP flowy midi skirt (wearing size XS) // SHOES: Stuart Weitzman Nudist Heels (wearing size 36.5, went down 1/2 size for these) or if you’d prefer a less expensive option, here are some for under $80, another option with lower heel and under $60 and these too with lower heel // (Accessories) NECKLACE: Panacea gold stick bib necklace ($28) // BAG: Chloe Marcie Bag in Tan // EARRINNGS: Gorjana Gold Studs // CUFF: Gorjana Simple Gold Cuff (option for $20 here) // SELF-TANNER: wearing ST. Tropez tanning foam in these photos (it’s my absolute favorite!)

Kristen Dee Photography

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  • Reply
    Sarah Newsome
    March 29, 2016 at 8:51 am

    BRB, need to order both of these items! Super cute outfit–and it looks like you had a lot of fun wearing it!

    • Reply
      Brighton Keller
      March 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      hehe let me know if you end up getting it! I’ve had a lot of fun with this skirt! I wore it with keds and a cropped sweatshirt to the grocery yesterday lol and I loved that combo!

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    Melissa Klusek
    March 29, 2016 at 8:52 am

    This look is so fun! Who knew “flowy” wasn’t actually a word!? I love the way you styled this! If I wanted to wear it to work I’d trade out the top for a sleeveless blouse and add the belt like you talked about :)

    Would you say that there’s a “right style” midi for different body types? Or is it more personal preference?

    SO jealous of your sunny and 75! Rumor has it we might be getting snow again in Michigan Friday! (insert crying face emoji)

    • Reply
      Brighton Keller
      March 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      omg i heard about the possibility of snow – like what?! it’s basically APRIL!! That’s crazyness. And in regards to there being a type of midi skirt for a body type, I’ve seen several articles say that there are but I don’t really agree. I think that high-waisted things look flattering on just about anyone. And this is coming from someone who actually has zero hips and thus no actual waist! haha

      I think they’re all cute and can be styled well by any body type – it’s just that as shorter gals might need a little more help in the height department to make the look pull together better ;)

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        Melissa Klusek
        March 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm

        Ahh thank you! I know, APRIL. Life in the Midwest. I just want it to be warm enough to go on the lake!

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    Sara Kate Steadman
    March 29, 2016 at 8:53 am

    What a fun look!! I love the crop top paired with that skirt. You look adorable as always.

    Sara Kate Styling

  • Reply
    March 29, 2016 at 9:14 am

    You look awesome!



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    Sasa Zoe
    March 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

    So beautiful<3

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply
    March 29, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Swooning over the muted blue color and flowy-ness of this skirt! I would definitely wear something like this during the summer… I have to teach summer classes and it’s hard to look professional but stay COOL! Nothing like wearing a thicker dress and feeling the sweat pooling underneath :/ I would probably try the skirt with my Jack Rogers sandals or maybe some camel colored espadrilles, haven’t bought those for summer but seeing them all over! And I love the crop top you’ve paired with it here!!


    • Reply
      Brighton Keller
      March 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      oh yes I’ve seen those too! they’re so adorable! Yeah I can’t imagine…I feel like I wear jeans every single day and my teachers friend say they can’t wear jeans. I would die.

  • Reply
    March 29, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    This flowy skirt is amazing!!! I’m a huge fan of skirts like this, especially in the hot Dallas summer! I need to find a couple cute ones like this for my wardrobe!





  • Reply
    Kathleen Harper
    March 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Amazing! Your skirt is so fabulous. You certainly know how to style a gorgeous weekend look!

  • Reply
    Rach Martin
    March 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

    You look lovely! This skirt is perfect, I love it paired with the striped top. Perfect for spring and summer!

    Rachel | http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

  • Reply
    March 30, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I just love this look!! So chic! SO smart to pair a flowy midi with a crop top…makes the proportions work perfectly! Super cute!! Hope you’re having a great week! XO


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    Mademoiselle Coconath
    March 31, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Your outfit’s so pretty!


    Mademoiselle Coconath


  • Reply
    March 31, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Such a fun outfit! Love it!

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