STYLE GURU STYLE: The Must-Have Midi Skirt

Summer is a time to relax and a time to be carefree. Despite many college students still having classes, internships or jobs, there is an overall easygoing spirit in the air. However, just because this has you in a laid back mood does not mean you have to compromise on style. For a no fuss look that is still fashionable, I decided to rock one of my favorite pieces from my closet: the midi skirt.

For my first STYLE GURU STYLE post, I found inspiration from the Michael Kors spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection. With a noticeable amount of crop tops and high-waisted midi skirt pairings, the styles at Michael Kors were undeniably feminine without looking too rigid or uptight. Also taking a cue from the vibrant floral prints seen at the Max Mara spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection, I likewise styled my outfit to include pieces with bright colors.

For my outfit, I wore a hot pink cropped tank top with a vintage high-waisted midi skirt and gladiator sandals. I then accessorized with sunglasses and a backpack to complete my getup. The end result was an ensemble that completely reflected my personal style of polished, yet understated. Most importantly, the cropped tank top and breezy floral midi skirt were especially easy to wear on a hot summer day in Florida.

While wearing this look, I felt like I was channeling my inner Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s movie, Roman Holiday. Throughout the majority of the scenes, Hepburn’s character was the epitome of summer-chic while exploring the streets of Rome in a pair of sandals and a midi skirt. Still standing the test of time in 2015, the midi skirt is a classic summer wardrobe staple that will surely not be going out of style any time soon.

Get My Look: 1. Cropped tank top. 2. Classic midi skirt. 3. Gladiator sandals.