Skirt? Shorts? Why not have the best of both worlds by rocking a skort? You might have sported a skort back in your early elementary school days in the ’90s. It was, after all, the easiest way to tackle the monkey bars while still dressing like the Barbie loving, girly girl you were.

We saw this unique, multitasking bottom reemerge this past spring and summer, but fashion websites like Vogue and Glamour can confirm that skorts aren’t going anywhere this fall. They are the perfect piece to assist in the difficult seasonal wardrobe transition. Overall, the skort is an extremely functional piece of clothing. More convienent than a skirt, a skort won’t cause a sense of worry about a possible Marilyn Monroe moment on even the windiest of autumn days.

Fashion bloggers have also recently taken a liking to skorts, demonstrating for some of the less daring Fashionistas out there that they are indeed a very wearable piece that isn’t nearly as weird as some shoppers may initially perceive them to be. Everyone from Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast to Jules Sarinana of Sincerely Jules have taken to the streets and their blogs in chic skorts from staple brands like Zara.

If you’re stuck on how to style a skort for the college sidewalks, take a cue from this trendsetting Fashionista. A simple black skort can be the fixture of causal yet chic class look. Pair your skort with a basic graphic T-shirt, a denim jacket and classic sneakers. Personalize your look with accessories, like a necklace that reads your name or your favorite go-to handbag.

Skorts really are versatile and prove perfect for other occasions and styles preferences, as well. Your look can take a sexier twist with a jersey wrap style skort. For a more upscale event, you can slip into a satin number. If you prefer something a little more daring, you can find a skort in a bold pattern or standout fabric. They can even be worn in more professional atmospheres if the skort is structured.

Convinced? Head to your store or sneak online between classes to add a skort to your shopping cart. This is one trend you don’t want to miss out on!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I like to keep it simple. You can never go wrong with black and white, in my opinion. A jean jacket is my favorite staple that can go with any outfit, especially during those upcoming cool fall walks around campus!”