Circle Skirt Styling: How to Wear a Full Circle Skirt

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(Pinterest styling inspiration – full links below!)

I spent a good bit of time last year making wardrobe basics, particularly tees and tanks. However, I managed to sneak in a few skirts, including an Anya Skirt in yarn-dyed linen. If you’re looking for a great basic circle skirt pattern, I can’t recommend this one enough. Out of the box (i.e. no fit adjustments), the waistband was a perfect fit. The fabric is lovely, too: it’s a thick linen that can take on the look of denim or wool, depending on what you pair it with – and you can literally pair it with anything. And it was an easy sew. I skipped turning that long curved edge by binding the edge with pre-made bias tape, the perfect stash buster! Screen Shot 2017 01 11 at 1.14.27 PM Circle Skirt Styling: How to Wear a Full Circle Skirt

So yay, another great basic pattern and make to wear! But, I’ve found that I’m not wearing the skirt as much as I thought I would. And I know exactly why: I don’t know how to style it. Hence this post! I turned to the amazingly fashionable folks on Pinterest for ideas…and got some good ones. Here are some styling tips I gathered for circle skirts:

Pair with a snug top, tucked in. A basic button-up, snug turtleneck or knit top will do here, but the key is the close fit and the tucked shirt tails. I’m probably not likely to go the cropped mid-riff route, but darn, it does look nice.
Pair with a silky blouse with vintage accents. If you’re not up for tucking in the whole blouse, tuck in the front.
Pair with a cardigan and simple top. I’m a cardigan gal, so this is my favorite. Kind of an instant vintage look.
Pair with heels. They’re not my favorite, but they elongate the leg which is helpful with a full midi-length skirt. If not full-on heels, try something with a little lift and/or a pointed tow.
Add a belt. Accentuate the waistline with a thin belt for added definition.
Try tights! I love a full circle skirt for summer, but with a cardigan and tights for winter – yes! Even better, try some sweater knit tights for a more vintage look.

What else? Please share your ideas in the comments below and then all circle skirts, all the time!

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Find the Anya Skirt by Christine Haynes!

Pinterest links, left to right:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/516647388478152995/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/198228821076155220/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/386817055476583297/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/334744184778351388/

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2 Responses to Circle Skirt Styling: How to Wear a Full Circle Skirt

  1. Debbie D. Dodd says:

    Make a fitted top of the same fabric – sleeveless with plain scoop neckline. Then the outfit becomes a dress.

    Or, pair with a crisp white blouse of interesting textured fabric with straight tail and cinch the waist so it looks like a peplum. This could also be done with a lightweight jacket using a wide belt.

    Ddd