Spring Preview: Chic Skirts to Wear Now and Later

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Celine Spring 2012 RTW - Vasilisa Pavlova
Celine - Spring 2012 RTW
Skirts are back again, and, although it is cold outside, you can always keep warm with some thick stockings or leggings. Although I love dresses, I do respect skirts because it takes more effort to incorporate a skirt with an entire ensemble than it does to incorporate a dress with an ensemble. Furthermore, the process of incorporating a skirt with an ensemble triggers my creative juices.

Skirts are playful and comfortable, especially the pleated and bohemian skirts featured during this season, which represented a needed change from the sharp cut, classic silhouette pencil skirts that we saw a lot in the winter. Both are amazing, but remember when the weather starts getting warmer the tighter the skirt the more uncomfortable you become.

Let’s start off with a classic showcase before I creep into the sexy choices. My first highlight is from Anthropologie. It is a simple black pleated skirt with a lot of character, which the zig-zag design on the bottom half of the skirt reveals. This is a great skirt to put on for the office environment without cutting off your circulation. Red lipstick and a set of pearls will really make this skirt a good choice.

Anthropologie Broken Pleats Skirt

→ Buy the Anthropologie Broken Pleats Skirt, $148.00, at anthropologie.com.

Moving away from black for a moment, I highly recommend this spicy Anthropologie short skirt. This reddish-orange belted Fresna skirt is a long, sassy skirt that is a perfect match for the tall, slender gals. If you are short and curvy I would definitely pass on this number. The color and gold accents really make this skirt pop!

Anthropologie Belted Fresna Skirt

→ Buy the Anthropologie Belted Fresna Skirt, $228.00, at anthropologie.com

Next up, I recommend that everyone check out this yellow/ lime green pleated skirt. This color goes well with any of the bold accessories that are coming up in the fashion world. This skirt has a very pleated and sophisticated look, but I wouldn’t go bold when choosing a top. Instead, I will pair it with funky and bolds accessories.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Toni Pleated Skirt

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Toni Pleated Skirt, $168.00, at bcbg.com.

Lastly, I am considering taking Salsa lessons after seeing all the hot bodies on Dancing With the Stars. So, what better way to get in the mood by buying an appropriate skirt? I adore this Marc Jacobs flowy, pleated skirt. It looks fun and perfect for a night of getting swung around.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Georgia Asymmetric Printed Midi Skirt

→ Buy the Marc by Marc Jacobs Georgia Asymmetric Printed Midi Skirt, $268.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.