There are so many options out there when it comes to skirts, no? We’ve got the mini, the midi, the maxi —- each with its own styling and feel. And each with its own versatility during summer time. How to make the most of these skirts? Material. Even a long maxi dress during the warmer months can feel breezy, if you’re shopping with the right material in mind. Thankfully, Old Pasadena has some stellar choices, no matter if you’re a mini, midi, or maxi kind of gal. So, get shopping!
Favorite mini options:
Lou & Grey has one of my favorite mini skirt options. It’s comfortable, with a drawstring waist, and chic, with a slouchy yet fitted shape in a subtle striped pattern. The material? (Because this is key, right?) Is an airy linen. We’re talking perfectly breezy during those hot summer days. And for less than $50, you can buy two.
Who doesn’t love a white skirt in the summer? Well, Madewell has got a great one. For $78, the white side-pleat mini skirt is made of a crisp cotton and features a high-low hem and a sculptural side pleat.
Favorite midi options:
One of my absolute favorite skirts I own is Anthropologie’s tulle skirt. I know. The material is tulle. But I’ve found it entirely versatile, no matter the season, no matter the weather. While the one I own is black, it also comes in more summery colors, like ivory, grey, and lavender. Pair it with a simple tank and flat sandals and boom—you’ve just created the perfect summer date night outfit. Heads will turn. Because you look like a summer princess.
Another option is the midi dress. I never thought I could pull this off—but when I found the perfect black and white Betsy Johnson dress at Macy’s on S Lake Ave., I was pleasantly surprised. Its sheath fit and cap sleeves make this midi as classy as they come. Plus? It’s on sale for under $80. RUN.
Favorite maxi options:
A bit further down from Old Pasadena, on Green Street, is Atelier Femme. I’ve written about this adorable boutique before. And once again, am highlighting their amazing inventory. Like their Arya Thunder maxi dress. With a subtle v-neck and thin straps, the breezy dress comes in a beautiful blue motif that skims the ground.
Forever 21’s fully lined, 100% rayon pin-tucked maxi skirt is the perfect blend of flirty and fun—it has a “touch of tailoring with a pin-tucked waist.” And the paneling throughout makes the most of its sweeping shape.” For $27.90? Get one for you and one for your BFF.