Even if you’re the type who feverishly looks forward to the first crisp autumn day when you can pull on your favorite pair of black tights, there probably comes a time, a few months later, when you’re so ready for bare legs you could scream. But, of course, no one’s going to wear a minidress and sandals when the weather is still in the 50s—unless you’re counting the 22-year-olds lined up outside a nightclub on Saturdays—so what’s a girl to do?
Well, this is where the season’s on-trend midi skirt really shines—pair one with a lightweight coat or a long jacket (or two!) and let your calves finally get a bit of vitamin D. Depending on the weather, you can opt for booties, sneakers, pumps, or flats, giving the look a dressy, office-friendly spin or dressing it down for a casual day of weekend shopping.
For an automatic fancy-lady vibe, choose pieces in the same shade (ivories and camels are an elegant bet), or for something a little more off-kilter, team a skirt with lace or ruffles with something more utilitarian, like an oversized bomber or a hooded parka. As long as your outerwear is weather-appropriate, you’re not going to find yourself shivering the minute you step outdoors.
Ahead, find 15 midi skirt and outerwear pairings to inspire you for spring.