It may still technically be spring, but with the sun starting to make more appearances, we can’t help but think about our summer wardrobes coming out of hibernation. This is not to say it’s heatwave shorts-and-sandals time yet — but maybe soon. Until then, how do you dress when it’s ‘hot in the sun, but cold in the shade’? Boom: the midi skirt.
Just as the name implies, midi skirts are perfectly in the middle. They expose just the right amount of lower leg, which allows for breezy relief when temps peak during mid-day, but still leaves you appropriately covered up for when the chill sets in after sundown.
To get you merrily on your way to embracing the middle of things, we’ve got 10 non-matronly midis. Just tuck in a T-shirt and slip on some comfy kicks. Here’s to ushering in the warm weather in style.
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Featuring a summery hand-painted floral print, this midi skirt is ready for warm weather, and the lace trim gives it a little extra flirt factor.
RIXO Sibilla Lace-Slit Midi Skirt, $, available at Rixo
ICYMI denim midi and maxi skirts are the skirt of the moment. Keep things breezy with this denim skirt’s cool side slits.
ASOS DESIGN Denim Midi Skirt With Split Hem, $, available at ASOS
Keep it classy with a classic black midi skirt like this one from Reformation.
Reformation Zoe Skirt Es, $, available at Reformation
Another of this season’s top trends? All things cargo — and that goes for skirts, too. Check out this beige cargo midi from Simply Be.
Simply Be Cargo Utility Midi Skirt, $, available at ASOS
You simply can’t go wrong with a silky slip skirt, and this Intimately FP one comes in 15 different colours to go with every spring/summer outfit.
Intimately | Free People Sweet Talker Half Slip, $, available at Free People
Warm weather signals the time to fully commit to bright colours and fun prints. See: this calf-length crêpe midi from H&M.
H&M Crêpe Skirt, $, available at H&M
Is anything more spring than a floral skirt? Didn’t think so. This romantic midi from Mango is a lovely choice.
Mango Floral Midi Skirt, $, available at Mango
Mix feminine and utilitarian with this cargo-meets-pleats midi skirt from the Mare Mare x Anthropologie collab.
Mare Mare x Anthropologie Pleated Cargo Skirt, $, available at Anthropologie
The lime green, 60s-inspired geometric print makes this simple side button midi skirt stand out.
Whistles Link Check Side Button Skirt, $, available at Whistles
Feeling wild? This bold tiger print midi skirt is named after the punk rock icon, Patti Smith.
Monika The Label Patti Animal Print Maxi Slip Skirt, $, available at Monika The Label
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