These 11 Summer It Skirts Are Giving Jeans a Run for Their Money

Is the skirt the unsung hero of our wardrobes? It’s a question I pondered this week after swooning over a slew of seriously chic styles online and all over my Instagram feed. Sure, we love to wax lyrical about staple straight-leg jeans and trendy print dresses, but the humble skirt has so much sartorial goodness to offer. Whether it’s mini or maxi, plain or printed, the summer staple can add instant polish to any white tee and can take an outfit to next-level chicness.

So exactly which skirts are fashion girls loving right now? Below, we’ve rounded up some of the chicest styles for summer. From affordable options to luxury brands, these are the skirts (I’d never thought I’d say this) that I'd gladly give up my jeans for. Get excited to wear them to work, on the weekend, and beyond.

Tweed

Style Notes: While tweed may not be your first fabric of choice to wear in the summer months, it's surprisingly super easy to wear and very appealing when it comes in this season's trending lilac hue. Perfect for work and beyond.

Buttons

Style Notes: Whether you opt for a mini, midi or maxi, button details make your skirt outfit refreshingly modern and super charming. We've fallen hard for Song of Style's latest pastel-yellow mini.

Floral-Print

Style Notes: By far one of the most popular prints for summer, the floral-print skirt is a must-have in any fashion girl's wardrobe. This daisy Réalisation number is particularly popular among the cool girls and can easily be dressed up or down.

Silk Slip

Style Notes: One of the most versatile skirts you'll own, the silky slip skirt is easy and elegant to pair with T-shirts, lightweight sweaters, and blouses. So sophistiqué.

Zebra Print

Style Notes: If you don't own an animal-print skirt yet, then it's time to get on board. The print is practically a neutral at this point and looks seriously chic with even the simplest tee. Opt for zebra prints for an of-the-moment look.

Pleated

Style Notes: A pleated midi skirt will never go out of style and is the perfect piece to wear year-round—just add knee-high boots come fall. We're particularly smitten with this two-tone number.

Minimalist

Style Notes: If prints aren't your thing, then may we suggest something more minimalist? A simple and modern black skirt should not be overlooked. It's a chic option that will take you from desk to drinks in style and is guaranteed to solve any fashion dilemma. 

Spots

Style Notes: From polka dots to animal spots, dotty skirts are dainty and delightful. Pair them with a white tank top and strappy sandals to keep the rest of your look sleek and clean.

Wrap 

Style Notes: Wrap skirts are not only flattering—cinching in at the waist—but they also add interest to your look, exuding a laid-back aesthetic, which is perfect for summer.

Pretty Prints

Style Notes: Sweet prints look so pretty on your Insta feed. We absolutely love this affordable H&M print skirt below to pair with our neutral sandals.

Belted

Style Notes: A belted utility skirt is super on trend right now and adds a contemporary-cool edge to your outfit. The beauty is a beige belted skirt will literally go with everything in your closet—from bohemian-print blouses to simple white T-shirts. It's a great option for a day of meetings in the city.