You can wear almost anything with a tan skirt. Tan is a neutral color, meaning it coordinates with other neutrals, bright colors, and patterns. The style of tan skirt determines what will look good with it more than its color. For example, a full, pleated tan colored skirt goes well with feminine blouses while a khaki style tan skirt works with a more casual look.
Choose a tan skirt that is slightly dressy, such as a high-waisted pencil skirt or a full circle skirt and pair it with a flowing blouse in a bold shade. Jewel tones such as deep ruby red or emerald green will look lovely with your tan skirt. The light, neutral tan color of the skirt will make the top seem bolder without being too overwhelming. Since the color of the blouse is so dramatic, choose a blouse that doesn't have too much detailing on it. A few ruffles are okay, but you do not want something extravagant.
If you have a tan skirt that's made out of a khaki-type fabric, take it in a casual direction. Try wearing the skirt with a brightly colored polo shirt for a laid-back, preppy look. This look also works with a corduroy skirt.
On hot summer days, wear your casual skirt with a slim fit tank top for a super-relaxed look. Wear a pair of Keds or other canvas sneakers on your feet. If you're wearing a brightly colored top, stick with a neutral colored pair of sneakers, such as white in the summer or black any other time. Bright sneakers are all right if your top isn't too bright.
Pair a long, flowing tan chiffon maxi skirt with a button-up blouse in the same shade. Wear a bright belt to divide the shirt and skirt and add definition to your waist. Add some more color to the outfit by layering a long, open front cardigan in a deep blue over top. If you prefer, pull a tweed blazer on instead of the sweater.
A tan skirt is the perfect item to pair with a fun, patterned top or blouse. You can take this look in a casual direction or dress it up a bit. Try wearing a cozy, flannel plaid top with a tan skirt with jeans styling. If you have a full tan skirt, try wearing a polka-dot printed, draping blouse with it. Cinch the blouse in at the waist with a thin belt. A floral shell made of silk or imitation silk paired with a high-waisted straight cut skirt is a great wear-to-work outfit.
You have plenty of shoe options when you wear a tan skirt. For a work ready outfit, put on a pair of nude or black pumps. In the winter, a pair of knee-high boots will look great with your skirt, whether it's a short skirt or a maxi skirt. Wear a pair of pewter ballet flats with your tan skirt and jewel-colored shirt. You can also try wearing printed shoes with the skirt. If you go with patterned or printed shoes, keep your top and skirt a solid color.