When it comes to a staple outfit, anyone who knows me knows that mine is jeans and a white T-shirt. Effortless, versatile and stylish, it’s my go-to for work and play. That is, until summer finally arrived—it’s like the entire planet has been set on fire. With temperatures rising over 90 degrees from Paris to New York, my only options are to jump in a fountain or find a staple outfit that’s a little more summer-friendly. A quick perusal through my Instagram told me what I should have already known—fashion girls have swapped out their jeans for skirts.
From maxi to midi to mini, there’s no skirt left unworn, as it’s swiftly become the new It piece. It’s no wonder, as they’re easy to style and comes in a variety of colors, patterns and lengths. In fact, they put jeans to shame when it comes to versatility. While it took me a while to get behind this trend, now that I have, I’m in love. In fact, I plan on wearing skirts long into fall and winter. If you, too, need a little convincing to give up your denim and give a leopard miniskirt a try, just scroll through to get some major inspiration from our favorite fashion girls; then shop a skirt to add to your own collection.
Consider pairing contrasting prints to upgrade your shirt-and-skirt combo.
When wearing a (very) high-waisted skirt, grab a button-down and tie it for the perfect cropped look.
Matching skirt-and-shirt sets are always a classic (and a personal favorite).
Black-on-black leather will never fail you.
Every skirt should be paired with a hair scarf.
Midi skirts with knee-high boots are a surprisingly perfect combination.
I’m a fan of matching a skirt with a shirt that is nearly the same length à la Gala González.
A matching set, but add a jacket in a contrasting pattern.
A chunky knit sweater is a chic addition to a light, long skirt.
Sports skirts, but make it fashion.
Combat boots are a distinctive addition to any skirt outfit.
Chunky knit sweaters also work with miniskirts.
This is the perfect look for when you’re trying to dress up your skirt.
Who needs a corset top when you can have a corset skirt?!
What did I say about hair scarves? This one is particularly delightful with its matching pattern and contrasting color.
Cool but comfortable.
Might I convince you to throw on a scarf with your skirt in a look that’s half summer, half winter?
Pair your miniskirt with a maxi trench to provide levels to your outfit and draw the eye from top to bottom.
Skirt sets can also take the form of a matching skirt-and-jacket duo.
Belt your top to emphasize your waistline for a chic skirt look.