I don’t know when exactly it got so hard to locate a simple, unadorned skirt, but I feel like it’s been quite some time and I am frankly growing quite frustrated with the search. Why must designers add so much unnecessary frippery—ruffles, hi-lo hems, tricky belting—to this most straightforward of garments? I did manage to find enough good ones to bring you this post, but I had to look at so many bad ones in order to do so that I’m feeling a little dizzy. So please, enjoy this very pretty front-twisted number from Vince while I go drink a nice big glass of water.
A straightforward, nicely flowy silk number from Anine Bing.
I haven’t included a lot of prints here—I really do like my skirts nice and simple, maybe even borderline boring—but the floral here is so subtle I decided it cleared the bar.
This Theory skirt is almost too tricky, but I think if you wore it with a simple white tee, it’d be aces.
The shirttail hem here is a nice casual touch.
I am not mad for wrap skirts—I live in fear that a big gust of wind will expose me to the world as I walk down the street—but I’d make an exception for this one.
True A-line denim skirts are tough to find, and this one is a touch flowier than that, but I could see living out all of my summer days in this.
I always like a button-front skirt.
And here’s another button-front, nicely priced.
It drives me crazy how few denim skirts have grown-up hemlines, so when I find a good one—like this—I feel it is my duty to share.