We’ve spoken about wearing belts before, but not directly with skirts as well as the closely related issue of when to tuck. I’m going to be honest here: I’m not a tucker myself so I don’t wear skirts much. Pencil skirt with attached pullover and a blazer is the equivalent of dress. Skirt fit and flare plus cardigan equals outfit. Skirt fit and flare plus cardigan equals outfit. Overall I have a lot of fun with other accessories. If a skirt doesn’t fit at the waist, I’m much more likely to have it personalized than trying to keep it up with a belt.
So I am interested to know what the other readers are thinking about wearing skirts with belts. There are no hard and fast rules I do not think just guidelines to play around with. So here are some thoughts to keep in mind:
You do not have to wear a belt if you are tucking but it can be a good touch. I would say that the belt has more to do with your body shape than the suit, though.
It is uncommon to have a skirt with belt loops, but then you can fit the belt to the belt loops. And then I would suggest that if you’re not tucking, you HAVE not to wear a belt, but that is me.
With a slim belt a high waisting skirt will look fantastic. Go for a silky blouse, or if you want to get a sleek look on a bodysuit. There are plenty of fun cropped sweaters this season which could also look good with a high-waisted skirt but I think it is best to avoid the office crop top.
Self-belts: A skirt which also looks good with a tucked look has a self-belts.