I always find the summer months a bit more challenging when it comes to dressing my best while being practical for the weather. New York City has increased this difficulty for me because of the intense heat so far this summer. The logical solution would be to just walk around in a bathing suit, but that’s probably illegal or at the very least frowned upon. This is where fun, flirty skirts and dresses come in. They make life pretty easy with their breezy ways and look so effortlessly chic at the same time.
I was standing next to this Fashionista waiting to cross the street in SoHo when I noticed her bright red skirt paired with a bag of a slightly different shade of red. The average person would think of these two pieces as clashing colors, but I strongly disagree. I love the way the similar colors complement each other and it makes for a perfect summer look. Why not step outside the box and try something like this? Her basic tank gives the skirt its time to shine and the taupe booties are a wonderful surprise for footwear.
There are endless ways to wear skirts, but the amazing thing about them is they come in every shape and color imaginable—making it easy to wear them with anything. Start off by trying this adorable floral mini paired with a simple white top and a statement necklace for a day-to-night outfit. For a completely different look, try this elongating maxi skirt with a tunic perfect for a day on the boat. For work purposes, spice things up with this leather skirt and edge up the office a bit.
Summer is already in full swing, so it’s time to start expanding your skirt and dress collection to make your summer wardrobe as functional and fashionable as possible.