H&M Calf-Length Skirt
Bright blooms are just the antidote to cold, dreary days. This mid-calf length looks equally chic with heels or ballet flats.
To buy: $35; hm.com.
J. Crew Paper-bag Skirt
The ultimate in figure flattery, this skirt’s dramatic, high waist is actually elastic, cleverly concealed by a sweet sash.
To buy: $118; jcrew.com.
Zara Faux Leather Pencil Skirt
A classic pencil silhouette gives this otherwise edgy black leather skirt a softer appeal. Play it up by adding other feminine pieces, like a silky blouse and ladylike heels.
To buy: $36; zara.com.
Canvas by Lands’ End Pleated Midi Skirt
Bold sport stripes paired with a floaty, pleated crepe fabric create an unexpected juxtaposition that works surprisingly well. Try this skirt with sleek white sneakers to add to its sporty appeal.
To buy: $99; landsend.com.
Loft Ombre Pencil Skirt
Leave it to Loft—the masters of better-than-basic workwear—to put a refreshing spin on the classic pencil skirt. This ombre print is equal parts eye-catching and office-appropriate.
To buy: $70; loft.com.
Miss Selfridge Suede Wrap Skirt
This pretty, to-the-knee skirt’s wrap silhouette adds an element of design to an otherwise minimalist piece.
To buy: $155; lordandtaylor.com.
Madewell Denim Sailor Pencil Skirt
A peekaboo (but not too high) slit adorned with a diagonal row of copper buttons adds tons of visual appeal to this classic style.
To buy: $90; madewell.com.