Instant Outfit: How to Wear a Summer Skort

How to Wear a Skort

Knit: Elizabeth and James Bag: Alexander Wang at Net-A-Porter and Net-A-Porter USA Heels: Whistles Skort: Warehouse (also see ASOS and Topshop)

When was the last time you wore a skort? For me it must have been during the Spice Girls era, when skirts and trousers regularly joined together in unity. So it’s been at least a decade, and I can’t say there was ever a point when I missed the skirt/short combo.

However, last week I spotted a pair of black crepe skorts on ASOS and it’s like a light bulb suddenly went on in my brain. I couldn’t stop thinking about them, and eventually curiosity got the better of me and I ordered a pair to see how they looked on. The results? Amazing! I can’t believe what I’ve been missing all this time. (It’s no wonder everyone went crazy for Zara’s skort last summer).

The directional wrap front panel is so flattering, they eradicate any mini skirt vs. breezy day panic and I feel insanely cool in them. I’ll be posting outfit pictures within the next few weeks, but if you’re tempted to order a pair in the meantime here’s an easy way to wear them: with a kooky knit and minimalist, city-slick accessories.

Are you a fan of skorts? Do you plan on wearing a pair this summer? As always, leave a comment and let me know…

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  • Maz

    I bought a high waisted black skort and dungarees last week, I’m reverting back to my childhood fashion sense! Going to pair my skort with a Breton stripe top or a nice crisp white shirt. I’m not brave enough to bare my legs and the cold weather is helping me out in that regard!

    • cocos_tea_party

      OMG dungarees are next on my list too!

  • i absolutely LOVED the skirt and trousers combo, i am yet to find a skort i like, i see them looking amazing on almost every blogger but they don’t look as appealing irl…another item of clothing i was totally obsessed with…pedal pushers-when will they return? xx

  • ps. love your styling, im in LOVe with the whistles shoes, i want the pair in silver xxx

    • cocos_tea_party

      So pleased to like! And deffo try a skort on if you get the chance. I was pleasantly surprised by them so you might be too.

  • Holly von Bock

    I need that jumper!!!! I bought the Peter Pilotto for Target skort, in the black white & grey & i’ve worn it to death. Normally with a sweater in the day & ankle boots then maybe a crop top (as it sits very high on my waist) in the evening xxxx

  • Love the bright coloured jumper, it woks really well with the dark skirt!

  • I really want to try a skort – I love the idea of having something like a skirt but that stops those embarrassing moments (e.g. dropping something on the floor and trying to bend down without flashing my pants and still looking dignified!) I really like the quirky styling you’ve done here and those shoes are simple fabulous!