Somehow, it’s never any less startling when summer turns to fall with the quickness of an overnight switch. While you may feel inclined to snag those final two bikinis and spaghetti strap dresses while the hot sun still lingers, here’s a pro tip: channel that urge into shopping for fall instead, because this year, it’s all about the leg-baring (warm-weather appropriate) fall skirt.
We’re not talking about straight-laced denim styles (though they are coming back in an exciting way)—we’re passing the baton to simultaneously classic and fashion-forward styles for fall. Jacquemus and Rejina Pyo reimagined the idea of a traditional autumn palette for 2021, presenting skirts in bright splashes of pink and baby blue. Meanwhile, labels such as Bassike and Tibi catered to the fashion girl’s growing love of knits with low-slung ribbed versions. We can’t forget about London-based designer Ashley Williams, who asserted that lively prints have a place in cooler months, rather than spring and summer alone. The sweeping trend? Midi, maxi, and mini skirts in every texture and shape you can name.
Whether you’re in the market for a style that feels akin to your favorite lounge pants, or the edgiest leather option out there, your go-to fall skirt no doubt lies within the 23 picks ahead. If you never go back to trousers again, it’s for a good reason.