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5 skirt trends to try now

By Aramide Esubi, Tribune Content Agency on

Temperatures have begun to climb ever so surely, which means it's time to get ready for summer and all of its fashion offerings. One piece that I'm looking forward to incorporating more into my warm weather wardrobe is a skirt. I'm normally all about summer dresses, but given that skirts, namely the leopard print skirt, was all the rage this spring season why not give skirts more of a try?

If you want to update your wardrobe for summer, there are a ton of great skirt selections. Whether you're looking for something that is work-appropriate or fit for your next vacation, I've got you covered with some skirt options.

The denim skirt

Fashion being cyclical has brought this '90s trend back around to present day but with some updated details. Back in high school the trend was kind of a boxy, straight-up-and-down denim skirt, but now there are options with embroidery detail, tiered ruffles and asymmetrical hems. Such fun details make the skirt more eye-catching.

Denim works as a neutral, so lucky for you it can be worn with just about anything! Pair your denim skirt with a white eyelet blouse, tucked in, wedge sandals and a straw bag to complete the perfect summertime look.

The A-line skirt

The A-line skirt is universally flattering, as it hits the smallest part of the waist and then bells out at the bottom and hits just below the knee. It doesn't hug the hips or thighs, and it really showcases the waist. If you want to choose a bolder look, pair a patterned skirt with a pattern top. I love a clean stripe on top, tucked into a fun print on the bottom -- just remember to keep to a complementary color palette.

The midi skirt

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The midi skirt should hit mid-shin/calf if it fits like it's supposed to. This cut is a little trickier to wear, as it cuts the leg. It's helpful to opt for a high-waisted style, which gives definition and shape and elongates the lower body. Keep it chic by tucking in a blouse-y but tailored top in a silky material or a cute tie-up blouse. A pair of heels is a must to keep if flattering. I love a chunky heel for a modern yet comfy look.

The maxi skirt

As an alternative (or in addition to) the midi skirt, there is the maxi skirt. It's comfortable and easy to move around in, allowing for a full range of motion to bend down or sit without worrying about showing anything. The breezy bohemian style is a great option for a casual day or for going to brunch. For skirts that tie at the waist, I love to wear a simple bodysuit underneath to flatter the waist and keep it from looking too voluminous on top. To keep with the vibe, throw on a long necklace and a floppy hat to finish off the look.

The ball skirt

Lastly, the ball skirt is big and bold and goes for the gold. This is not your everyday skirt, but a special piece for special occasions. It's voluminous and grand, and, like its name suggests, ready for the ball. It's great to wear to an event or gala, but it's OK to think outside the box with this one and pair it with a chambray denim top tied in a knot for an unexpected feel. You could wear this to your birthday party or on a stage somewhere, because it's just super fabulous.


(Whether she's dishing out advice on how to wear the latest trends or putting fun looks together, fashion writer and stylist Aramide Esubi is always on the move keeping up with the latest in fashion. Email her at, or follow her on Instagram at

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