Midi Skirt Styling

The midi skirt is an item of clothing I've always admired on other people, both in person and in street style images, yet I have always struggled with finding the perfect one for me. My main concerns are 1) I feel as though the style makes my legs look short because I'm not used to the longer length and 2) I don't know how I'd style one. I found a solution for concern number 1 when I tried on this midi skirt from Zara - a slit in the leg is definitely the way forward for me - and consequently purchased it, but to solve concern number 2 I decided to head to Pinterest (as always) for some inspiration on how to style the new addition to my wardrobe. Here is what I found:
Images from Pinterest