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Red Skirts: From Maxi to Mini

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Do you still remember the red maxi skirt with plain white tee and vivid pink clutch combo I featured here? Besides that easy go-to look, I want to share with you different types of red skirts that I love and more stylish ways to wear them!

When it comes to length, as you can see from the two pictures below, I personally favor above the knee and maxi, both can elongate our legs. Midi lengths can be hard to pull off, especially for petites, and it can also make us look more mature.

Choosing the silhouette is my favorite part. Thanks to the multi-trends this season, and the big change of designers focus since the beginning of this century: compared to the sharp, sleek shape in the 90s, they favor more feminine silhouettes, interesting details and vibrant colors, so now we can have wide variety of equally stylish and flattering choices.

This peplum version may be the hottest, let alone the friendly price tag. Fit and flirty shape is also having its moment now. This one has Hervé Léger’s signature bandage style and vertical stripe design which will make our lower half look more beautiful.

My favorite parts of this City mini are pockets and the subtle pleats along the waistline which make the skirt flatter almost any figure in a chic casual way, a staple in my wardrobe. Last one may not be to everyone’s taste, but I love it. I have a soft spot for paperbag skirts: the extra fabric along the waist visually reduces the waist size; the high waist design makes our legs look longer; the structured silhouette is chic and youthful.

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Clockwise from top left: TopshopHerve Leger (similar here); J.Crew (similar from the brand here); Topshop;

Best parts of red maxi skirts? They can be easily transformed into fall/winter and the vibrant hue adds a touch of glamour on our boring cold-weather wardrobe. This classic version can be worn season after season. This one with split at the side is trendy and a great choice for hot weather. When the sexy split is combined with a high-low hemline, the result is even better: fashion forward, both timely and timeless. This one is a great testament!

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From left: Mason (40% off now); Stem (60% off, under $30 now!); Catherine Malandrino;

After picking out your own red skirt, now let’s talk about how to wear it. Besides pairing it with basic white and black tops, below are my favorite three ways:

Pair it with other vivid shades in the same color family, like this summer must have pink top and this popular blouse by Equipment which is already a classic now, to show your confident, creative and playful side; Team it with classic Preston striped pieces, like this Tommy Hilfiger tee and my favorite stripe sweater by J.Crew which I featured here, for a effortlessly chic, eye-catching look; Wear it with another staple-denim, like these two widely beloved denim pieces from Madewell and Levi’s, to easily achieve a casual, laid back look.

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Bright colors (left): Tibi (also love this version; great style under $20 here); Equipment (on sale; sleeveless version here);

Stripes (middle):  Tommy HilfigerJ.Crew

Denim (right): Madewell (like this dressier version); Levi’s 

Which is your favorite little red skirt? How will you style them for the coming season?

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