April 17, 2014 at 1:42 PM ET
Is it a little too warm out to wear jeans, but too chilly to to rock a pair of shorts? Let’s talk skirts, what I consider phase two of the transitional spring wardrobe. Floral, striped, solid, whatever your style, finding the right skirt can make a gal feel good. Here are 9 options that can carry you from spring into summer without breaking the bank:
Joa striped skirt, $60, shopbop.com
Joa's inside out nautical fabric in a pencil fit adds edge to an otherwise preppy stripe.
Bayfront eyelet skirt, $78, madewell.com
White mini skirts aren’t exactly new to the fashion scene but Madewell’s eyelet fabric stands out with a feminine touch and a sporty drawstring.
Maison Scotch pleated skirt, $89, scotch-soda.com
Inspired by vintage wallpaper, Maison Scotch’s floral mini keeps the look from being too cutesy.
Long fine pleat skirt in mustard, $99.90, zara.com
Did Zara knockoff Rachel Zoe’s closet? Fine with me! Work or play, this skirt has ease and chic written all over it.
Michael by Michael Kors striped split maxi skirt, $79.50, michaelkors.com
Sail away with Michael Kors in this black and white nautical maxi.
Fluted skirt in double crepe, $98, jcrew.com
A swing skirt takes me back to private school but I’m still attracted to this classic look.
Lucca Couture floral maxi skirt, $79, revolve.com
Floor length hibiscus prints translate the Hawaiian spring runway trend into an easy everyday look.
Halogen Pleat midi skirt, $79 nordstrom.com
Who said stripes are only for daytime? Go cocktail with pleats and give the illusion of a trimmer tummy with a higher waist and full skirt.
Aqua skirt sheer inset midi, $78 bloomingdales.com
Aqua’s bright white skirt with sheer panel and soft pleating speaks volumes in an elegant shin length.