Eyelet Skirt Outfits. Eyelet skirts are the perfect type of skirt for the summer. They have a defining lace fabric used all over, which is commonly made of cotton, linens, and other breathable fabrics. This is a stunning elegant lace, which is made with lots of small holes which end up creating unique patterns. Most commonly, these types of Eyelet fabrics come in a range of beiges, whites, and other neutral colors.
This skirt will leave you feeling stunning and comfortable all summer. As we said, this is a lace fabric so expect to be feeling cooled down even on the hottest of summer days. The color options also play into this objective well. Overall, an eyelet skirt is a glamorous summer must-have for any woman. Although the most important part is knowing how to style this type of skirt. So is choosing the right Eyelet Skirt for you.
Types of Eyelet Skirts
- Mini Flared: This is the most common style you will see this skirt in. Some would even go on to say that this is its most iconic form. These skirts are perfect for a summer party. They are super cute and offer many layers to add to their signature puffy form.
- Maxi Flared: Similarly to the mini flared, this style is equally as voluminous, only now it offers a very lively effect to the outfit. These skirts have volume, so they will frail in the wind and cause for very dynamic outfits.
- Maxi Tube Skirt: These types of skirts are also very prominent in a tube shape or even a mermaid skirt style. The lace fabric offers enough rigidity for this shape to hold well and compliment your figure by slightly hugging it.
- Asymmetric: some of the newer designer options for this skirt offer a modern twist – asymmetric hems. These skirts are harder to find, although are stunning and fresh to the eye. These come in a variety of sub-styles, including an asymmetric layered skirt or a long flowy skirt with a lower hem on the back.
How to Wear Eyelet Skirts
Now that we are done with the tips, let’s move on to ideas on how you can style these gorgeous skirts.
20 – Go For a Black and White Casual Combo
To start off the list, as per usual – the more casual options are here. The first look is simple and classic, as it mixes two of the most classic colors.
Go for a white eyelet skirt, which is its most common colorway. Pair it with a simple black tank top, for a cute summer eyelet skirt outfit. Also, you might consider pairing it with a straw round hat, especially if it is a sunny summer day.
19 – Mix It Up with a Casual T-shirt and a Black Eyelet Skirt
Although this skirt style is notorious for being very elegant, you can totally dress it down. For example, try pairing it with a casual white t-shirt. Preferably one with a graphic print, or text print. A loose is also preferred. To complete the look, pair it with white sneakers.
18 – Pair a Short Eyelet Skirt with a Large Black Jacket
As per street style rules, one must mix contrasting clothing options. Try pairing a short flared white skirt with a more grungy large possibly leather jacket on top. However, the contrast of styles doesn’t end there. Try finding a pair of crisp white boots to go with the fit.
17 – Combine a Relaxed Fit Colored Blouse with a White Midi Skirt
Alternatively, it is possible to go more lightweight on the top but still achieve a casual look. Firstly you will need a colored shirt, this can be any color you want. However, in this particular example, you will see a light blue shirt. This color mix is recommended because it goes with most hair colors, and skin tones – and has an overall fresh summer mix.
16 – Try a White on White Look
To try something new to the previous outfit, it is also possible to wear a full white look with this shirt pairing. Simply start by finding a white blouse that fits you to your liking. Pair it with a white eyelet skirt, the length can vary. The longer the skirt is the more elegant this outfit will seem, whilst a shorter option would make for a more sporty look.
15 – Pair a White Mini Skirt with a Fluffy White Top
Similar to the previously mentioned outfit, this one also entails a fully white ensemble. However, this type of outfit is more suited for a night out. It contains one unusual piece of clothing – a mini eyelet skirt. It is quite hard to come by however that is what makes it very exciting. It offers a unique look due to the gentle lace. To play up the textures, pair it with a fluffy cropped top.
14 – Pair an Eyelet Skirt with an Eyelet Top
Another option of a white-on-white eyelet outfit entails pairing a skirt and top both done in the eyelet lace technique. However, it is important to note that this outfit works best with a maxi skirt. The reason being is that having a lacey top like this one exposes a lot of skin. Therefore it needs to be balanced out with a longer length on a skirt.
13 – Pair a Longsleeve Eyelet Top with a Short Eyelet Skirt
Contrary to the advice given in the previous look, there is a possibility to rock a shorter eyelet skirt with an eyelet top. Although similar to the previous advice a balance needs to be found. In this case, the skirt is short and more revealing. Therefore to balance it out – go for an eyelet top that has long sleeves.
12 – Pair a Midi White Skirt with an Elegant Slim Fitting T-Shirt
Another black and white option that is on the brink of being casual and elegant entails finding the perfect slim black shirt. Pair with an equally elegant option for shoes. Specifically, try out some nude-colored flats. It might seem out of the box; however, try to remember that a nude color counts as an extension of your skin, so don’t be afraid if it doesn’t match the skirt or top.
11 – Pair a Casual Eyelet Skirt Look with Straw Accessories
As we move forward in the list, expect more elegant twists on these outfits. This one in particular is still very easy to achieve. Try recreating any of the previously mentioned casual outfits, but elevate it with some accessories. Try the ultimate summer hat, and bag made out of woven straw.
10 – Pair a Woven Bag with a Stripped Top For a Classy Look
In an effort to further elevate this clothing pairing, try out adding more patterns. With reference to the previous outfit – try finding a cool summer straw bag. Once found, try accentuating the lines on the bag with a print on a shirt. If you like this bag then you must check out these Bamboo Bag Outfits.
9 – Try Creating a Grunge Look With a Band T-shirt
Alternatively to all of these outfits, a grungy look is completely possible. Don’t think that this skirt is only wearable in an extra girly elegant look. Conversely, if you want to adapt it to your own personal style, this option might show you how.
Just make sure that all complementing pieces of clothing are in that specific style. For example, a band t-shirt, studded boots, and an oversized jacket will successfully transform this outfit into a grungy look, despite the lace.
8 – Style a Cobalt Blue Skirt with a Plain White Top
To achieve day-to-day elegance, you might think of finding a cobalt, electric blue skirt option. This color is easily dressed up through accessories. Although might also serve as a great day-to-day option. So you will really get your money worthwhile.
7 – Pair a Denim Top with a White Skirt
Similar to the previous outfit, the color blue is prominent in this look. However, alternatively, to the previous look, it’s not on the skirt, instead, it is the top that brings a pop of color on. Not only color, the texture as well. It is no secret that denim pairs so flawlessly with lace, so we encourage you to try that out.
6 – Add a Pop Of Color To Your Look with a Coral Colored Skirt
As we near the end of this list expect to find the brightest and most exciting outfits here. Starting off this section with a bang – a coral pink skirt. Yet, we also recommend diffusing this bright color, so try pairing it with neutral colors. Like classic denim and a nude on the shoes.
For more outfits with a denim jacket read this article!
5 – Pair a Hot Pink Skirt with a Matching Necklace
If you feel weird about just one bright pink clothing item in an outfit – as we have shown in the previous look. It is always possible to use accessories to work it into the outfit. Here you can see a hot pink skirt also paired with a denim top, although tied in with a matching hot pink necklace.
For more advice on statement necklaces, read here!
4 – Mix a Sultry Terracotta Skirt with a White Shirt For a Summer Night Look
It is summer and corals and hot pinks are not the only color choices. Many people underestimate the elegance of burnt oranges, but not us. We suggest you pair this unique colored eyelet skirt with a white top of your choosing. And you will have yourself a very beautiful summer outfit.
3 – Pair a Classic Red with a Crisp White for the Perfect Date Night Look
Similar to the previous look, try a classic red for a romantic summer evening. It is our recommendation to choose this red skirt in a long, midi or maxi style. Simply because the color red can prove to be more provocative, especially in lace. So it is important to find a balance.
2 – Go For an All Over Red Eyelet Look
Advancing from the previous outfit, it is our suggestion to go for a striking red co-ord. Try to maintain the skirt length at a midi or maxi length as well. Accessorise this look with a tan woven bag, and some golden jewelry.
1 – Create a Festival Look With a White Eyelet Skirt
Last but certainly not least on the list is a festival-ready look. All you need is a draped white skirt and lots of different prints. For example, go for a cheetah-printed boot option for the shoes. Keep the top in the same colorway but try to mix up the print, so try a small polka dotted one. Finish off with a nude-colored fanny pack and you’re set.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What to wear with a white eyelet skirt?
We highly recommend complementing this crisp summer color. Wear it with a white top of your choosing. You can try to make the top part of your outfit slightly more reserved, not as textured or voluminous. This will make for a wearable outfit with an eyelet skirt. Similarly, it is possible to find a similar eyelet top and make a matching set outfit.
Q. How can I wear a long skirt without looking frumpy?
Because lots of eyelet skirts do come in long and voluminous silhouettes, this is a great question. Firstly, try to combat a frumpy look with a contrasting slim top. Something with little texture, and detailing. Secondly, try elongating your body as much as possible. Hence – go for a high-waisted skirt. Similarly, you can always wear a platform shoe or a basic heel. Lastly, a slimming color you can always go for is black.
Lyuba Bessarab studies Fashion Management at the London College of Fashion.
She is from Kyiv Ukraine originally and is based in London now. Although she doesn’t live in Ukraine now, it has a very huge part of her identity.
As an artist, she does not only get inspired by her cultural heritage for her fashion choices, but she also incorporates it in what she makes.