Street style wearing skirt

Slit midi skirts are the easy way to step into spring/summer territory in style

Posted by for Fashion

Get a flash of sun on your skin at any given opportunity with slit midi skirts that’ll put a spring in your step. 

As the grey days start to disappear and blue skies and flashes of sunshine fill the sky, a much-needed hit of vitamin D is what we could all do with right now. Spring is here, and we’re more than ready for it. 

Imagine this: the sun is shining, the beer gardens are open and you meet up with some friends for an overdue catch-up. You’ve spent an hour (okay, maybe even weeks) deciding what to wear for the joyous occasion. What do you go for? We have the answer and it’s in the form of the slit midi skirt that’ll sartorially boost your spirits.

So, what’s so special about the slit midi skirt? It’s all about attention to detail. The trusty midi skirt has been made even more wearable with the addition of a slit (or slits) at the front or sides. Breathing freshness into your new season wardrobe, it’ll also give you an actual breeze as you give a slight flash of skin after months in joggers and slippers. 

Giving us reassurance that summer days are on the way, the slit midi skirt is a small trend making big waves for spring/summer 2021. Get in on the action with our edit of the best styles to shop now. 

Shop best slit midi skirts

  • H&M skirt

    H&M skirt
    Best slit midi skirts: H&M

    This black skirt with covered buttons is so good, H&M made the same style in two different floral prints, too. Wear this style with anything from fine knit jumpers to T-shirts and blouses. 

    Shop slit-front skirt at H&M, £14.99

  • Mango skirt

    Mango skirt
    Best slit midi skirts: Mango

    Knitted skirts, dresses and vests aren’t going anywhere for spring/summer. In fact, there’s loads of new fresh offerings to be had like this Mango stunner.

    Shop striped pleated skirt at Mango, £49.99

  • Warehouse skirt

    Warehouse skirt
    Best slit midi skirts: Warehouse
    A denim skirt is one of those fail-safe items a lot of us probably already own. The structured material can make it tricky to walk in so a side slit not only looks chic, it’s practical, too. 

    Shop button detail skirt at Warehouse, £45

  • River Island skirt

    River Island skirt
    Best slit midi skirts: River Island

    Midriff flossing – seen on the runways at Jacquemus and Versace for spring/summer 2021 – is another mini trend to tick off this season. River Island has tried it out with this tie skirt you can get in cream or black. 

    Shop stone bias waist skirt at River Island, £32

  • Asos Edition skirt

    Asos Edition skirt
    Best slit midi skirts: Asos Edition

    How incredible is this khaki skirt? We’re imagining it with the matching top, lace-up peach or tan sandals and lashings of gold jewels come summer. For now, wear it with a chunky jumper and stomper boots.

    Shop Asos Edition thigh split skirt at Asos, £55

  • New Look skirt

    New Look skirt
    Best slit midi skirts: New Look

    Transport yourself to warmer climates with this totally tropical printed midi skirt. It will look effortless with a racer vest and chunky sandals when the weather warms up.

    Shop tropical print skirt at New Look, £22.99

  • Reformation skirt

    Reformation skirt
    Best slit midi skirts: Reformation

    Fitted at the waist and floaty at the bottom with a front slit, this wow skirt will stay in your wardrobe for years to come. Imagine it on a beach in the future with nothing but a bikini top and flip flops. Swoon. 

    Shop Scarpetta skirt at Reformation, £160

  • Self-Portrait skirt

    Self-Portrait skirt
    Best slit midi skirts: Self-Portrait

    Ready to get dressed up? This button midi skirt will be the perfect way to bridge the gap between casual and dressy. Try it out with heels (remember those?) for events post-lockdown. 

    Shop Self-Portrait skirt at Net-a-Porter, £220

Sign up for our essential edit of what to buy, see, read and do, and also receive our 11-page Ultimate Guide To Making Your Home Feel Bigger.

By entering my email I agree to Stylist’s Privacy Policy

Images: Getty

Other images: courtesy of brands

Share this article

Recommended by Harriet Davey