Maxi, midi, mini, and everything in between. Skirts of every length are this season’s foundation pieces. Go bold with colorblocking or patchwork plaid, or go dramatic with floor-sweeping black velvet. Get the job done at the office in a classic tweed pencil, and then take a flirty pleated mini for a spin about town. When in doubt, go with a skirt of any length or print, color or fit. Your fall wardrobe starts here:
1. T by Alexander Wang Panne Velvet Maxi Skirt ($315)
A spin-off of this summer’s boho maxi, this skirt goes glam with its floor-sweeping length and rich velvet fabrication. Dressed up or down, this skirt is all drama.
2. Alice + Olivia Niall Tweed Pencil Skirt ($330)
Tweed with a pencil fit, a seemingly classic piece gets fresh with an exposed zipper, an orange nubby knit, and an unmistakably sexy midi length. Pair with peep-toes or pumps and a punchy blouse.
3. Club Monaco Gwen Pleated Satin Mini Skirt ($140)
Made to play, this Club Monaco piece is flirty and feminine to the max. Its blush pink color complements its ultra girly pleats and leg-baring length. Lined with an underskirt.
4. Tory Burch Lula Skirt ($495)
Walk your own personal runway with this Tory Burch. School girl fun for grown-ups, this skirt has a classic shape that’s made-over with its mix of houndstooth-plaid and contrasting plaid felt panels. Pair with a caramel-colored pair of suede pumps.
5. Preen Carter Skirt ($1540)
Color-blocking = serious style for 2011. What starts as a prim plum skirt ends as an edgy cobalt-blue wrap skirt. Midi length with slant hip pockets and welt back pockets. Goes with your most daring footwear.