what to wear with a skort

How to Wear a Skort Instead of Shorts in 2024

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This is the summer of skorts for me! Inspired by adorable pickleball gear that’s popped up in the last couple of years, I wear one daily on my neighborhood walk. This is one of those fashion trends that women of all ages can wear. 

Cute skort outfits are a great option for an active lifestyle, whether heading out to the tennis court, the golf course, or for a hike or jog. 

On hot days in the summer months, skorts are also more than just workout clothes. They are a great alternative to a pair of shorts for everyday wear.  Wear one for a casual afternoon of running errands, exploring at the beach, or heading to an amusement park. 

A skort combines the aesthetic of a short skirt with the comfort of shorts. Athletic skorts are made of soft, stretch performance fabric that wicks moisture. They have built-in shorts under the skirt for extra comfort, and the shorts may offer light compression. 

Skorts come in a variety of styles, lengths, and colors. With the pickleball craze, you’ll see lots of chic options, from pleated to high-waisted and wrap skorts resembling tennis skirts.  Make sure to read the length in the website description before purchasing online. A 20-inch skort hits right above my knee at 5’6”. A 17-inch skort comes several inches above my knee without feeling too short for comfort, as someone who prefers more coverage on my thighs. Skirts come in fun, bright colors, like Kelly green and orange-red.   

The three skorts in these looks are all from Amazon. They have a high waist and an A-line skirt. I prefer this style because the waistline is flat without a drawstring, which adds bulk to the midsection. 

There are many fun ways to wear athletic skorts beyond just a t-shirt and sneakers. In this post, I’ll show you 10 cute skort outfits for working out or as a casual everyday alternative to shorts. First, let’s talk about what type of top to wear with a skort and how to style your skorts. 

What type of top to wear with a skort?

There are so many tops you can wear with your skorts. For a casual look, pair it with a graphic tee, basic tee, tank top, workout tank top, or sweatshirt. For a more elevated look, wear it with a sweater tee, pullover sweater, or front-zip sweater. 

How do I style my skort?

Wear your skort with sneakers, an athletic belt bag, and a t-shirt, tank top, workout tank top, or sweatshirt for a casual look. For a more elevated look, pair it with a brown leather belt bag, coordinating sneakers or sandals, and a sweater tee, pullover sweater, or front-zip sweater. 

Ready to see some mini skort ensembles? Let’s take a look! 

10 cute skort outfit ideas

1. A white skort with a short sleeve cable-knit sweater

This simple look was inspired by Charlotte’s outfit on Sex and the City: a cable-knit halter top and white skirt with a pleated hem. Combine a white knit tee with a sporty white skort and white sneakers for a preppy country club vibe.

I’m adding my leather crossbody bag for a hands-free, elevated, sporty look. The color ties into the gum soles on these white and red stripe Adidas. 

This white skort is 17-inches long and has an inner pocket on the front of the bike shorts that’s perfect for your phone. I wear this skirt golfing and use the second inner pocket for extra golf balls and tees. I’m wearing a LARGE.

A white skort with a short sleeve cable-knit sweater

White Skort in LARGE | Amazon Cable-knit Tee | Adidas | Belt Bag | Earrings

2. A monochromatic look with a navy skort and navy collared tank top

    A monochromatic look is a great way to wear your skort! This navy tank top looks elevated thanks to a split neck with a small point collar. The material is super soft. Pairing it with a 17-inch navy skort creates a striking monochromatic look for running around town. 

    I’m wearing my Kelly green baseball cap I brought back from Scotland, my brown belt bag, and white Stan Smith sneakers. I’ve loved these sneakers on my daily long walks for the cushioned footbed and roomy toe box. I can comfortably wear them for 10,000 steps. 

    A monochromatic look with a navy skirt and navy collared tank top

    Navy Skort | Navy Tank Top | White Stan Smith Sneakers | Belt Bag | Earrings

    This navy skort is 17-inches long, and I wear a LARGE.

    3. A navy skort with a red and white striped crewneck tee

      Here’s that navy skort again with a colorful look, thanks to this red and white striped crewneck t-shirt. Adding a colorful green baseball cap keeps it from looking overly patriotic. I’m wearing the same brown leather belt bag and Stan Smith fresh white kicks. 

      A navy skort with a red and white striped crewneck tee

      White and Red Striped Tee at H & M wearing a SMALL | Similar Red & White Striped Tee on Amazon | Navy Skort in LARGE | Belt Bag | White Stan Smith Sneakers | Earrings

      4. A navy skort with a white tank top

        Pairing a simple tank top with your skort is the easiest way to wear it. You’ll see me wearing this outfit to walk in my neighborhood. The workout tank top is from Amazon. It’s long enough to front tuck, and the wicking material keeps you cool and dry on walks. 

        I always carry my Lululemon belt bag with a small water bottle in it. 

        A navy skirt with a white tank top

        White Amazon Tank Top in MEDIUM | Navy Skort in LARGE | White Stan Smith Sneakers | Black Belt Bag | Earrings

        I’m wearing my green hat and white Stan Smiths again. 

        5. A navy skort with a white and navy sweatshirt

          I adore this white and navy pickleball sweatshirt. It’s perfect with this 17-inch navy skort and creates a comfy outfit for days when there’s a chill in the air! The pop of green in the hat keeps the look fresh and fun. White Stan Smiths and my brown belt bag create a casual vibe.

          A navy skirt with a white and navy sweatshirt

          Sweatshirt | Navy Skort in LARGE | Belt Bag | White Stan Smith Sneakers | Earrings

          6. A black skort with a pink tank top

            This is another outfit you’ll see me wearing on my daily walks. This black Amazon skort is 20-inches long for a more modest length that hits right above my knee at 5’6”. It has a high waist and built-in bike shorts. It’s the same brand as the navy and white skorts but has side pockets and two zippered pockets on the rear. I’d love this skort even more if the pockets on the front were less noticeable.

            The pink tank top leans more toward bright pink than orange-pink in person. 

            A black skort with a pink tank top

            Amazon Pink Tank Top in MEDIUM | Amazon Black Skort in LARGE| Adidas Gazelles | Black Belt Bag | Earrings

            I’m wearing black Adidas Gazelles and my black crossbody. The black Adidas have less cushioning but still have a roomy footbed. 

            7. A black skort with a black and white striped crewneck tee

              This look is a little elevated thanks to the striped crewneck tee, black Adidas, and that brown leather belt bag. This striped crewneck tee is super soft and a favorite of mine from H & M. It feels much more expensive than it is. Wear this outfit out for a casual lunch or shopping day. 

              A black skort with a black and white striped crewneck tee

              T-shirt | Amazon Black Skort in LARGE | Belt Bag | Adidas Gazelles | Earrings

              8. A black skort with a white t-shirt and cream mesh bomber jacket

                Here’s that black skort again, but this time with an Amazon coastal mesh cream cardigan that combines the casual, sporty look of a bomber jacket with the versatility and comfort of a cardigan. It’s the perfect breathable, lightweight piece that provides a little airy coverage. I love it with jeans and a t-shirt too. Pairing it with these black Adidas and a brown leather belt bag creates a cohesive look you could wear for lunch or to explore a new city or town.

                A black skort with a white t-shirt and cream mesh bomber jacket

                Amazon Black Skort in LARGE | Amazon Mesh Cardigan | Belt Bag | Adidas Gazelles | Earrings

                9. A white and black rugby-striped sweater and a white skort

                  This lightweight collared rugby-striped sweater was made for this outfit! I’m pairing it with that white skort, black and white Adidas, and my black Lululemon belt bag. Rugby stripes have an inherently sporty vibe. A black-and-white look is always chic, and this looks so put-together. Here’s another look you can wear around town for a casual afternoon.

                  A white and black rugby-striped sweater and a white skort

                  Striped Sweater | White Amazon Skort in LARGE | Adidas Gazelles | Black Belt Bag | Earrings

                  10. A navy collared tank top with a white skort

                  Navy and white make a crisp and preppy look when worn together. Instead of wearing sneakers here, I’m wearing my two-strap raffia Birkenstock dupes for a casual sandal look in warm weather. Wear flat strappy sandals on vacation when you’re heading out to explore and want to wear easy and comfy sandals. This brown leather belt bag is perfect for hand-free exploring. Carry your wallet and phone right in front of your body. 

                  Navy Tank Top | White Amazon Skort in LARGE | Belt Bag | Two-Strap Sandals | Earrings

                  In recent years, the skort has become a popular choice in athletic wear, offering a fun new variation on the traditional athletic skirt. The skort silhouette combines a skirt with the practical addition of hidden shorts, making it ideal for a range of physical activities. You get the best of both worlds, ensuring comfort and modesty without compromising your personal style. If you don’t love wearing shorts, choose a skort that’s almost knee length or a bit shorter for casual events.

                  what to wear with a skort

                  Hi, Friend. I'm Marya. I'm so glad you're here!

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