The omnipresent ruffles and flutter sleeves from this season are getting ready to hand the baton over to their equally flouncy successor.

 

 

But as much as we adore this inherently billowy trend, we must admit that it can be a little tough to pull off. Who wants to look like a gigantic cupcake frosted with layers of tiered organza?

 

L — R: Marco de Vincenzo SS18, Roccobarocco SS18, Gucci SS18 (Photos: Instagram, Instagram)

Though it may seem like a slightly erratic fashion option which we’d much rather avoid in favour of our foolproof usual office staples, a tiered skirt still pretty much prevails as an uber feminine style to offer a nice contrast to our usual pared down look.

When styled next to the right articles of clothing, flouncy multi-tiered skirts can pull off incredibly chic and casual. Scroll on down to see how you can dress it up — or down — to cater to every occasion.

 
Casual off-duty

 

L — R: Erdem Tiered Skirt, $4,128; Soludo Espadrilles, $126; Mango Belt, $29.90; Mango Ribbed Crop Top, $29.90; South Beach Straw Bag, $53.88

Team a skirt with uneven hem tiers with a classic solid-coloured tee to offset the floridness of the atypical silhouette. Dress up your ensemble with a buckled belt, and a winsome straw bag with pom poms. To boot, stay as comfortable as you can while running errands in a classic pair of espadrilles.

 

For the office

L — R: Whistles Earrings, $75.43; ASOS Polished Sock Boots, $86.20; Sachin & Babi Tiered Skirt, $470; MM6 Maison Margiela Blouse, $536; Charles & Keith Handbag, $95.90

It's best to balance the sweet femininity of the tiered skirt with something sleek or structured for a modern take on the dated prairie skirt of days past. Turn to clean tailored blouse and a structured top handle bag to give your playful layered skirt a sophisticated upgrade. Throw on some sock boots and pair of chic earrings and you’re ready to conquer the office with your oh-so-stylish ensemble.

 

Date night

L — R: Taylor Prefix Top, $355; ASOS Cube Clutch, $38.79; Alice + Olivia Skirt, $593.96; Attico Velvet Lace Up Heels, $640.12

Opt for a flirty look with this fishtail georgette skirt with cascading ruffles and ornate tropical floral motifs. Wear it high-waisted with a sleek, sexy strappy top tucked in and finish the look with an alluring pair of lace up pumps.

 
Party time

One reason why we love this outfit: it reminds us of the ever-fashionable Carrie Bradshaw. And isn’t that reason enough for anyone to ever rock an outfit? (Yes, it is.) To avoid looking like you’ve just came out of Barbie’s Dreamhouse, wear of disco-esque earrings to show you’re ready to party and carry along a textured clutch. Complete the outfit with a pair of court shoes with leather buckled straps, and you’re off to the dance floor.