3 Cool Ways To Style A Statement Skirt

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One of the most glaring drawbacks to buying a statement skirt is the fear you’ll never find anything to pair it with, except for maybe that white tee (snooze). Luckily, the Paris runways are not only an endless source of inspiration for new trends, but they also offer brilliant styling tricks to reinvent your existing wardrobe. Tonight, dig out your eccentric collection of skirts and use these tips—borrowed from the gorgeous Dries Van Noten Spring 2016 collection—to style fresh looks that feel both modern and work-appropriate.

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Styling Tip: Don't be afraid to pair a retro-printed blouse with a brocade skirt. This opulent fabric goes surprisingly well with patterns in a contrasting hue.

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Styling Tip: For silhouettes with elaborate details—like ruffles—it's best to let this artistry shine and style with minimal separates like a simple cami and androgynous bomber.

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Styling Tip: Make skirts in graphic prints and intricate embroidery feel modern by styling them with a relaxed feather-weight sweater. The juxtaposition of both luxe and organic textures adds an irresistible cool factor.

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