I used to be so obsessed with skirts and dresses of all kinds. Everything about them always appealed to me—how easy they were to wear, how many different ways you could style them, and especially how comfortable they were. But then I reached this weird place in life where I suddenly fell out of love with skirts and dresses and remained monogamous to jeans. I kid you not, I think I wore jeans at least three times a week for the past year. Not to say that's necessarily a bad thing, but for me, it's kind of excessive. I kept wanting to get back into the swing of wearing skirts again, but nothing spoke to me until I came across this particular midi skirt style that I think is the best on the market right now.
The skirt style is midi in length, has ruffles along the hem or somewhere else on the skirt, typically in a cascading-type manner, and a majority of them either are a wrap skirt or at least appear to have that sort of wrap-effect. Since the style doesn't have a name yet, explaining all the nuances was necessary. Thank you for your patience.
The moment I tried this festive skirt on, I felt at home in it. It was the perfect balance of casual yet loud, and instantly, I could think of a million places to wear the one I brought in the dressing room. Personally, I love wearing mine with a graphic tee and mules to tone down the frilly element, but I have also worn it with a button-down and pumps for a more work-appropriate look. As of now, I only own two skirts that fall within this cascading ruffle midi trend, but I plan on adding on to that mini collection (to be completely candid with you). They always say that when you love something, buy multiples of it, and besides jeans, this was the first item of clothing I applied that infamous fashion law to, and it's made me pretty happy.
Go on to see a picture of me wearing one of my favorite cascading ruffle skirts, and shop the style for yourself.
I styled this gingham version of the skirt with a white T-shirt and sweater tied around my neck for a casual third piece. However, I have also worn this with a black crop top and lace-up sandals on warmer spring days. I'm telling you, this is the skirt trend sent from above—you can wear it anywhere with anything.
Keep scrolling to shop our favorite styles of this new skirt trend.
You can never have too much gingham.
This skirt is styled perfectly.
Throw on a black tank and mules, and call it a day.
Upgrade your outdoor party skirt.
Sleek and chic, period.
There's nothing fresher than white ruffles.
The skirt you never knew you needed.
The neutral item your crazy prints need.
How cool would this look with a black hoodie?
A style with unexpected details around every corner.
Bring out your inner salsa dancer.
Opt for an asymmetrical look.
The easy way to add a feminine touch.
Your next vacation is calling you.
Meet your new office staple.
Be sure not to miss the pleats hiding underneath the ruffles!
Tiered ruffles are all the hype this season.
This summer, all you need is this affordable gingham skirt.
The color of this skirt is everything.
Your bikini top's new favorite counterpart.