63 Summer Skirts So Chic You’ll Swear Off Pants Forever

Lindsey Lanquist
63 Summer Skirts So Chic You’ll Swear Off Pants Forever
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No genre of clothing is slept on quite like the summer skirt. Summer tops are an obvious pick—and dresses are just as popular. Summer pants are underrated enough to become a sleeper favorite. And shorts, well, everyone knows summer means shorts. But we—at least, I—tend to get so caught up in all these obvious wares that we bypass one of the clearest MVPs of the season: summer skirts.

Skirts are, without a doubt, one of the most necessary pieces in any summer wardrobe. They’re breezy enough to offset some of summer’s infamous humidity. They’re chic enough to star in your warm-weather Instagrams. And they’re versatile enough to carry you everywhere you need to go. (Key, because who has the mental energy for changing clothes when all of summer delights demand your attention?) Not to mention, summer skirts enable you to show off all those summer tops you just stocked up on; sure, you loaded up on one-piece ensembles—like dresses, jumpsuits and rompers—but summer’s shirt selection was too incredible to exclude separates from your sartorial calculus entirely.

I’d be lying if I said summer skirts were the first thing—or honestly, even the third thing—on my mind when it came to re-upping my seasonal wardrobe. But they’re too vital to ignore. And frankly, this summer’s skirt selection is too straight-up incredible to ignore. Silky midis, bold minis and printed maxis abound. We’re only doing ourselves a disservice if we forgo this opportunity to shop (or at least, window-shop) the stunning array of summer skirts on offer right now. Still don’t have a case of summer skirt FOMO? Scroll down, and get back to me.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Fruity. Floral. Delightful.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A classic slip skirt, rendered in a surprising (and entirely fun) shade.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Striped and sequined.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Because floral prints don’t (and shouldn’t) just disappear the moment spring does.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A satin skirt for the fan of structure.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Need to make animal prints summer-friendly? Render them in a fun AF shade.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Summer polka dots are absolutely happening.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

More fringe, please.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

For the shopper who loves button-downs so much they crave them in skirt form.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Fodder for your next vacation Instagram (or your next night out ensemble).

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Fringe-hemmed leather skirts are basically always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A tie-dye skirt that doesn’t feel basic—or obvious.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A pencil skirt that won’t leave you feeling totally constricted.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Perfect for days spent at the pool (or days spent dreaming about the pool).

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Sleek enough to add to your 9-to-5 rotation.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Far from your average animal print skirt.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A subdued—but still veritably vibrant—take on tie-dye.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

The more summer polka dots, the merrier.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Tie-dye and tiered? Be still my trend-loving heart.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Because everything looks better when rendered in millennial pink—even snakeskin (which was already pretty great to begin with).

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Sure to play well with anything in your closet.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Because when one has the opportunity to buy millennial pink, fringe-covered anything, one takes it.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A skirt that is both shiny and covered in palm trees. This is what dreams are made of.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A decidedly edgy approach to summer’s tie-dye trend.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A skirt, crafted with the fan of overalls in mind.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

It’s officially socially acceptable to wear sequin-covered fringe everywhere you go this summer.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

More fun-colored snakeskin. Because it’s too absolutely adorable to pass up.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

For the person who loves tropical prints so much they can’t choose between palm leaves and bananas.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A surprisingly fresh take on paisley.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

An anything-but-average denim pencil skirt worth adding to your closet, stat.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Tie-dye or dreamy clouds? You tell me.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A floral that acts like a tropical print—needless to say, I’m on board.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Because everyone needs a go-to maxi—and this is a particularly fun one.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Nothing says “summer” like a tropical print wrap skirt.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A mini that doesn’t feel dangerously short.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Genuinely obsessed with this textured slip skirt.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Basically a work of art in skirt form.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Comfy, edgy and silky—all at once.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

No clue what to call this print, but I’m certain it’s adorable.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Love a striped slip skirt. (Especially one this colorful.)

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Ruffles are on the 2019 trends menu, after all.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Leave it to Alice + Olivia to rethink this season’s patchwork trend.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Basically a wrap skirt you don’t have to tie yourself.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Love a slit. Love a ruffle. Love millennial pink anything.

STYLECASTER | Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

These rainbow striped skirts are too damn cute to pass up.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A textile so fun you’ll be running your hands over your skirt all day long.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

The enduring slip skirt silhouette, rendered in a seriously fresh print.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Nothing like a denim skirt come summer, am I right?

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A slip dress, designed with the fan of separates in mind.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

More summer animal prints, please.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

The butterflies feel aughts-reminiscent without skewing too on-the-nose.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Another hot pink silk skirt, because you deserve options.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A floral skirt to buy for summer and wear well into fall (maybe even winter, too).

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

The easiest way to make cord work for summer? Render it in fuchsia.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

The more summer-friendly ways to wear animal print, the better, right?

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Buying this and styling it exactly like so.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Love a tiger print, no matter what silhouette it’s occupying.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Leather definitely works for summer when it’s rendered in millennial pink.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Long live the summer wrap skirt.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

A tropical print with enough abstraction to feel fresh.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Perfect for your next vacation—and your next vacation Instagram.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Animal print slip skirts are, clearly, having a moment.

47 Summer Skirts So Chic You'll Swear Off Pants Forever

Drawstring skirts are chronically underrated.

 

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A version of this story was originally published in April 2019. Updated July 2019.

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