It’s that time of year again when we say goodbye to long dress pants and restricting tights and welcome springy skirts. Whether it’s mini, midi, maxi or pencil – there’s a style for every occasion. You will look just as professional in a skirt as you do in those business slacks, but with more style.
Toss those pants aside and make room in your closet for these six essential skirts for spring:
1. The mini
There’s no better way to embrace the warmer weather than with a mini skirt. Show off those long stems of yours by slipping on this little number. Add a pop of color with a bright blouse or patterned top. Avoid a white mini skirt until those vitamin D-deprived legs see some more sunlight. Keep your shoes simple and low to the ground, as a high heel will make your skirt appear shorter.
2. The midi
Depending on your height, finding a midi skirt that suits your body may be difficult. For an easy reference, keep in mind that the hemline should hit somewhere below your knee and above your ankle. Considering the length of the skirt, we recommend that you rock a heel – avoid flats! Chunky wedges, ankle-strap shoes or pointed-toe booties all suffice to help elongate your look.
3. The maxi
Maxi skirts are typically the go-to uniform for many women during the spring. They’re cool, comfy and easy to mix and match, allowing you to wear this garment for any occasion. You have to be mindful about what you top it off with, though. Seeing as this style skirt is already pretty flimsy and flowy, you’ll want to steer clear of a top that gives off this similar vibe. To avoid a sloppy look, consider pairing your maxi skirt with a tighter blouse that still flatters your silhouette. You can even wear a simple camisole and throw on a light spring jacket to cover up.
4. The hi-low
Show off your fashion-forward style with a hi-low skirt. While the variation in length shows off your classy and sophisticated side, it still allows you to feel young and hip. Wear this hi-low skirt to work with a blouse and tailored blazer. After work, take that blazer off and throw on a jean jacket and you’re ready to walk those city streets. Brightly colored skirts with multiple hemlines are also great for spring. These uneven hemlines and splashy colors make for an interesting aesthetic that will have you turning heads.
5. The pencil
Indulge your femininity this spring with a floral pencil skirt. It’s polished and appropriate for the office, but still flirty enough for you to dress it up for a night out. To ensure that you’re boardroom-ready, wear it with a classic button-down that is tucked in, and slip on a pair of pumps. Transform your “office” skirt to an “evening” skirt by simply replacing the top. Go with a delicate blouse and bold statement necklace. Add a cool short jacket to stay warm during those chilly spring nights.
6. The denim
You probably thought the denim days were over, but this skirt is actually trendy again. Whether it’s adorned with embroidery, distressed or long, you’ll be sporting that ’90s look again – but this time in style. Rock this classic look for a casual day at the office or a quick run to the mall. Dress it up with a sweet blouse and wedges or down with a basic tee and standard flip-flop. No matter what you pair your denim skirt with you’ll always appear stylish!