20 Skirts That Look Good With Just a Plain T-Shirt

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Can you think of an easier summer outfit idea than a T-shirt and skirt? We cannot, and so we're doing a story about it. We're guessing that you already own plenty of plain T-shirts, so the focus here is on the bottom half. Truth be told, most skirts go with T-shirts, but there are some styles that are just superior.

Since spring hasn't exactly been filled with the vacations and alfresco meals we were all looking forward to, it's time to jump ahead and think about what to wear this summer, when we can hopefully safely venture out a little more. We have a strong hunch that everyone will continue to prioritize comfort but may want to shed the sweatsuits in favor of something a little breezier. Know where we're going with this? The perfect outfit to transition to is a T-shirt and skirt. Below, you'll find 20 excellent skirts to wear with tees, divided into five categories for easy navigating. (For the record, we're not opposed in the least to wearing a skirt and T-shirt at home right now, either.)

Button-Front Skirts

Casual, classic button-front skirts are one of our favorites to pair with oversize T-shirts. Aimee Song's outfit is excellent proof of this. Dress the look up with strappy sandals as she did or down with sneakers or slides.

Shop button-front skirts:

Zara Linen Blend Mini Skirt ($36)

Lovers + Friends Lisette Crochet Mini Skirt in Horizon Stripe ($168)

ACNE Studios Shelby Mini Skirt in White ($78)

Topshop Corduroy Button Front Mini Skirt in Black ($30)

Shop a complementary T-shirt:

RE/DONE Equality Classic Tee ($135)

Slip Skirts

As far as summer staples go, slip skirts are at the top of the list. If you don't want to think about what you're going to wear, pair it with a tee and call it a day.

Shop slip skirts:

ASOS Plisse Midaxi Skirt in Bright Floral Print ($36)

The Reformation Betty Skirt Es ($148)

The Reformation Zoe Skirt ($148)

Madewell Sunflower Season Silk Midi Slip Skirt ($71)

Shop a complementary T-shirt:

H&M Ribbed Tank Top ($8)


If worn with the wrong thing, a miniskirt can feel a bit off, but you really can't go wrong with a T-shirt. It provides a nice balance and makes the skirt you may typically wear for a night out daytime-appropriate.

Shop miniskirts:

Topshop High Waist Raw Hem Denim Skirt ($50)

The Reformation Margot Skirt ($98)

Bp. Bp Knit Tennis Skirt ($35)

& Other Stories Satin Mini Skirt ($59)

Shop a complementary T-shirt:

H&M H&M+ Printed T-Shirt ($19)

Denim Skirts

Anything denim and a T-shirt go hand-in-hand, so you're probably not surprised that this includes denim skirts. If you always wear jeans in the cooler months, consider this the perfect swap.

Frame Le Bardot Denim Midi Skirt ($245)

Shop denim skirts:

H&M Denim Skirt ($25)

Mother The Swooner Straight a Skirt ($208)

Madewell Rigid Denim Relaxed Mini Skirt in Northdale Wash ($25)

Shop a complementary T-shirt:

Splendid 1x1 Crew Neck Tee ($54)

Pleated Midi Skirts

Pleated midi skirts can be quite sophisticated, but if you wear one with a T-shirt, they're decidedly cool. Pro tip: Go with a fitted tee to counter the extra fabric of a pleated skirt.

Shop pleated skirts:

Proenza Schouler White Label Colorblock Pleated Crepe Skirt ($395)

Mango Pleated Midi Skirt ($80)

& Other Stories Relaxed Plissé Pleated Midi Skirt ($79)

H&M Pleated Skirt ($40)

Shop a complementary T-shirt:

Alix Ridge Novelty Knit Thong Bodysuit ($165)

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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