No matter the season, the skirt will always be relevant. During winter, Vogue editors like Rickie De Sole relied on slinky knitted midis to anchor their comfortable stay-at-home outfits. For spring, the same cozy skirts are coming along for the ride but only, now, we’re opting for versions amplified with floral prints and color-blocked stripes. Warmer temperatures also mean that now is the moment to consider skirts made of lighter fabrics like a lightweight cotton voile or a smooth silk satin.
There are certainly many springy skirts to choose from, but unlike the one-and-done dress, deciding what to wear on top requires a bit of thought. Like most things in life, it’s all about balance: pair a silky evening-esque slip silk with a boxy tee made of cotton or tuck a buttoned-up oxford into a mini skirt for a nice work/play contrast.
Here, six skirt outfit ideas to ensure an instantly polished look, plus a few favorite styles to shop.
Wrap Skirts and White Tees
Spring is the perfect time to have fun with a playfully-printed wrap skirt. Balance those busy patterns and a-line silhouettes with a fitted white T-shirt—to be worn tucked or untucked depending on your mood.
High-Waisted Skirts With Cropped Knits
Florals aren’t the only pattern that’s catching our eye this season. Let’s take a moment to appreciate whimsical polka-dots and animal prints. Find them in high-waisted midi skirts, which pair well with solid-colored cropped cardigans for a vintage-inspired look.
Matching Knitwear Sets
When all else fails, a coordinating set is always a great skirt outfit idea. So have fun with bold color ways and abstract prints. Plus, if they’re knitted, the look is far more comfortable than you’d expect.
Denim and Bretons
Give your favorite jeans a break for an equally comfortable skirt in denim. Then, toss on a classic striped shirt for a winning look.
Micro-Minis and Polished Blouses
Whether you’re wearing a tennis-inspired mini or a polished tweed skirt, balance the leg-baring look with a sophisticated button-up blouse.
Slip Skirts and Boxy Shirts
Silken slip skirts can go casual when styled with a roomy t-shirt or boxy knitted pullover. You’ll look incredibly put together but only you will know how comfortable the outfit really is.