There are several ways to accessorize a long black skirt, from layering stackable necklaces and adding silk scarves, to using different types of belts to give dimension and shape to your waistline. You can start by identifying your body type, as this will help in determining the types of accessories you will want to add. There are several different body shapes, from the pear to the square to the boyish to the hourglass, and your height and natural waistline will in part dictate whether you should choose a long straight or full black skirt, and what kind of tops you should wear with your skirt style. Additionally, if you are shorter or petite, you should take care to avoid floor-length long black skirts that can look too long on petite, short frames. Learn how to dress up a long black skirt and enjoy wearing this skirt style all year long.
With an Oxford Shirt, Slim Belt and Draped Scarf
One great and fun way to dress up a long black skirt, especially if it is fitted or lightly flared, is to pair it with a white oxford shirt worn long, a slimline belt around your waist, and a pinned pashmina or silk scarf. There is an art in and of itself to draping scarves, and you can wear yours around your shoulders and draped back over one shoulder, around the neck and long in front and pinned at a midpoint, looped around your neck and pulled through with the ends hanging to mid-torso. Experiment with your scarf as there are several ways to wear this versatile piece. This classic look can wear well from the classroom to the boardroom to the cocktail party and beyond.
With a Knit Shirt, Fitted and Belted
Another great look for a long black skirt is to pick out a cute v-neck knit shirt or even a dressy t-shirt, tuck it into your long black skirt, and add a wide elasticized decorative belt and a few long, stackable necklaces and bangles. This great casual-to-formal look can channel the retro 70's craze, especially when paired with cute clogs or strappy bohemian sandals. The v-neck tee can be high or low cut depending on whether you want to strike a flirtier air with your outfit.
With a Long Cardigan Sweater or Blazer
A fun, casual about-town look for your long black skirt which works well for full and wide-flared black skirts is to pair your skirt with a long, drapey cardigan or belted cardigan. To achieve this look, find a floor-length or close to floor-length full or widely flared black skirt, a cute white knit shirt or strappy tank top, and a brown, blue, or other fun colored cardigan. The blue and black combination works especially well for this look. You can add a slim line knit or beaded belt if you are uncomfortable with too little structure at your waistline. If you substitute a fitted blazer for the cardigan sweater you can achieve a more formal and structured look that can even work well for the office with appropriate footwear and accessories.