Skirts Over Pants: The Mid-Aughts Trend We Never Thought We'd See Again

Of all the trends to make a comeback from the mid-2000s, no one saw the skirt-over-pants look having a revival. Back then, celebrities such as Ashley Tisdale and Britney Spears walked red carpets wearing flouncy skirts over flared jeans. The look was cute, girly, and playful. Now, fashion trendsetter Bella Hadid and fashion lovers all over social media have been rocking the Y2K trend. This time, however, the skirt-over-pants movement has taken more of a sophisticated, edgier turn. Think long, pleated midis worn over trousers for business-casual office wear; or a mini tulip skirt styled with slouchy palazzo pants.

The newest version of the skirt-over-pants trend is all about mixing and matching different silhouettes and fabrics. There are no rules when it comes to wearing skirts and pants together. Can't decide between your favorite jeans and your new tweed maxi? Why not wear both? As it is, fashionistas are moving away from body-con clothing and leaning more toward baggier styles. Embrace this trend and see what fun combos you can come up with.

Wearing skirts with pants will keep you warm in chilly weather

The best way to keep warm during frigid temperatures is to layer up, so keep your legs toasty with a tweed-skirt-and-pant combo. Wool is one of the best fabrics for winter as it traps and retains body heat. Pair this look with ankle boots and a matching wool hat, and you'll be the most fashionable person traipsing in the snow.

Spruce up your jeans with a fancy tulle skirt

Want to dress up your jeans? Layer a sheer tulle skirt over them and you'll instantly have a party-worthy outfit. Make sure to pick denim that is plain and slim-fitting so that your skirt is the star of the show. Keep the length long to keep it from being too ballerina-ish. A silk shirt and stilettos will make your outfit complete.

Denim-on-denim works for the skirt-over-pants trend

Be a blue jean baby by pairing a denim skirt and pants together. Make sure they're in the same color family but have enough of a contrast so you don't look too matchy-matchy. You can play around with different lengths and styles. Try slightly flared jeans with a button-up skirt or skinny jeans and a short flared denim skirt. A pair of heels and a nice cashmere sweater will jazz up your outfit.

Layer your skirt over a pair of shorts

If your skirt is a bit too mini, why not wear a pair of shorts underneath? A pleated skirt goes nicely with knee-length Bermuda shorts. If the weather's chilly, wear a pair of tights underneath the shorts, with some tube socks for an extra layer. Keep the colors monochromatic for a sophisticated look.

Level up your workwear with a skirt over your trousers

Who says office wear has to be boring? Ditch your normal trousers-and-blazer combo and opt for the trendy skirt-over-pants trend. Pair a mid-length skirt with slightly flared trousers in the same color. Add a nice blouse or a button-down shirt and you'll be the hottest boss-babe working 9 to 5.