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Summer is the season when skirts really shine. Skirts are the perf alternative when you want to wear something a little more feminine than shorts, but not something as fancy as a dress. There are a ton of skirts out there, including those of different lengths, texture and material. But which are the essential skirts? You know, the ones that are classic pieces and go with *everything*, including more than one season?
Read below to discover which six skirts — from longest to shortest — you need to have in your closet.
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1. Printed Maxi Skirt
A romantic, flowy maxi skirt is a gorgeous silhouette that can be styled in a number of ways. A printed maxi skirt, like this floral one, can easily be dressed up or down. Whether you’re embracing your inner bohemian wild child with a pair of Birks or going for a more elegant look with heels, this skirt is a game changer. Floral Maxi Skirt, Forever 21, $25.
2. Midi Skirt
A midi skirt is the ultimate feminine addition to every warm weather wardrobe. Its near-perfect silhouette is perfect for a variety of stylings and easily moves with your bod. You can easily pair it with a ruffled blouse for a special dinner with the ‘rents or an easy tank for a casual date with bae. Eyelet midi skirt, Gap, $40.
3. Pencil Skirt
Landed your dream internship? Then the pencil skirt is a great addition for your wardrobe. It’s instantly flattering and it practically screams #girlboss. You can easily pair with a fitted blouse and blazer for during the day, and a lightweight cardigan for night. Frilled Pencil Midi Skirt, Zara, $25.
4. A-Line Skirt
A-Line skirts are super flirty and flattering for all body types. Not to mention they’re also hella fun to twirl around and around in. They can easily be dressed down with a tee or tank when you’re just hanging with your squad, or can be dressed up with a sleeveless top and heels. Supernova Twirl Skater Skirt, Modcloth, $35.
5. Denim Skirt
A denim skirt is a classic piece that will never go out of style. It’s an easy transitional piece, which means you can effortlessly wear it from summer to fall. Simply switch up your tank and tee for a chunky sweater. They also come in a variety of lengths, which makes it helpful to find the perfect one for your body shape. Denim Skirt, H&M, $25.
6. Pleated Mini Skirt
Taylor Swift might have put the pleated mini on the map, but its fun and classic shape is why it’ll stay fashion forward. Not only does it elongate your legs, but the shape pairs well with cropped tops, tanks and tees in the summer, as well as turtlenecks and sweaters in the fall. Drop-Pleat Mini Skirt, Forever 21, $15.