If you spent so much as a moment on Instagram last summer, you surely remember the speed at which Réalisation Par’s Naomi skirt swept the fashion community. The leopard print silk skirt was ubiquitous among everyone from influencers to editors, and prompted countless imitators to follow suit. It’s no wonder why this skirt inspired such a cult following — it’s trendy, statement-making, and versatile all at once. This season, the Naomi skirt continues to be a favorite option, but it’s also opened up a range of new possibilities for how to wear a slip skirt, with new colorways, prints, and design details emerging.
Few other garments transition quite so seamlessly between occasions and aesthetics as the slip skirt, and this versatility is perhaps its primary appeal. There’s the option of leaning into the feminine, dressier vibe and pairing with a romantic blouse or flirty crop top and strappy sandals or mules. But if your personal style is more laid back or tomboyish, a slip skirt can easily be worn casually with a simple tee and sneakers or a slouchy top and flats. And as for workdays, all you need is a blazer and heels to make a silky midi feel office-appropriate. If you’re looking for an easy outfit to throw on and go, it’s the perfect foundational piece to start with. Continue on for some examples of the many ways you can wear this multipurpose staple.
Tie Dye Top + Leopard Skirt
The original obsession, Réalisation Par's leopard Naomi skirt, can be worn with everything from a t-shirt to a tank to something funkier, like a tie-dye top and rugged boots.
Breton Stripes + Neutral Skirt
Pair a Breton striped top with a neutral-colored slip skirt and classic flats for a summery nautical look.
Romantic Top + Slit Skirt
Show a little leg in a slip skirt with a thigh-high slit, then keep the rest demure. A girlish ruched top and understated flats should do the trick.
Leather Jacket + Midi Skirt
Lend a cool '70s groove to your slip skirt ensemble with a vintage-inspired tee and worn-in cognac leather jacket.
Puff-Sleeve Blouse + Party Skirt
An off-the-shoulder puff-sleeve blouse and sleek slip skirt is a combination with princess appeal — perfect for an elevated day party or a trip to the French Riviera.
Band Tee + Animal Print Skirt
Embrace your inner rocker chick and wear a cool band tee with an animal print slip (tiger and zebra stripes add to the edgy vibe) and trendy clear heels.
Structured Blazer + Colorful Skirt
Incorporate a slip skirt into your 9-to-5 uniform with the help of a structured blazer and heels. If you want an even more polished look, choose a blazer that's more tailored and not so boxy, and swap in heeled sandals for pumps.
Crop Top + Floral Skirt
A crop top and floral slip skirt is the ultimate flirty, feminine combo for summer. Complete the look with some strappy sandals and a petite handbag.
White Tee + Rich-Hued Skirt
Simple can still make a statement. Start with a solid, rich-colored skirt and add a basic white tee, then take things up a notch with a pair of outfit-making boots.
Button-Down + Black Skirt
Classic black and white gets a cool-girl update when you mix dressy and laidback elements. A black satin slip and white button-down feels more polished, while the crinkled linen texture of the shirt and the addition of sneakers and a wicker bag give it an effortless, undone quality.
Mesh Top + Breezy Skirt
Wear your slip skirt as a swimsuit coverup instead of a sarong or shorts. A mesh top and bright skirt will take you from beach to street in style.
Dressy Top + Long Skirt
For elegant occasions, choose a silky skirt that's a little longer than knee-length and wear it with something dressy on top, like lace, satin, or velvet, and finish with embellished extras.
Snakeskin Jacket + Pastel Skirt
Snakeskin is the season's hottest new neutral, and when you pair it with soft pastel and black pieces, the combo is a fresh alternative to the usual black-and-white routine.
Bold Tee + Jewel-Tone Skirt
If ever there was a time to embrace color with abandon, spring and summer are it. Play with the full spectrum of hues and mix a jewel-toned skirt with a splashy graphic tee, colorful bag and heels, and a bright bucket hat for good measure.
Tough Top + Lace-Trimmed Skirt
Do dressed-up with a tough-girl twist and mix elements that are feminine with others that are more utilitarian. As shown above, a romantic top with chainlink straps and a lace-trimmed slip skirt with chunky ankle boots is not the most expected mix, but it's undeniably modern and cool.
Printed Top + Bright Skirt
Create a fresh, tropical 'fit worthy of your summer vacation with a bold floral or fruity-print crop top and slip skirt in a hot hue.