5 Easy Skirt Trends You'll Keep in Your Closet for Years

Lauren Eggertsen

If there's one word that can collectively describe each of our personal styles at the moment, it's casual. Since our social lives certainly look a lot different this year, our wardrobes have naturally followed suit. Casual, laid-back style has become the new normal, but that doesn't mean your closets are no longer deserving of a reboot. While staying in the casual vein, I wanted to bring attention to some of the skirt trends that feel both relevant to the current trend cycle and extremely classic.

If you ask me, that duo is the best of both worlds and what I personally look for and consider when buying anything new, especially these days. The list of five casual skirt trends below should feel familiar, exciting, and practical all at once. From '90s-esque column skirts to the timeless and elegant slip skirts, purchasing any of the styles below will have you feeling good this year and beyond. I promise. 

Column Skirts

Column skirts, long and simple in silhouette, are an ode to the '90s but, like most trends that end up coming back around, feel fresh for right now. Pair this skirt trend with everything from a tube top in the summer to a baggy sweater come fall.

Shop the trend:

Christopher Esber Loophole Skirt ($345)

Staud Saman Floral-Jacquard Maxi Skirt ($76)

Gauge81 Soledad Skirt ($224)

A.W.A.K.E. Mode High-Rise Crepe Maxi Skirt ($210)

Zara Skirt With Slit ($70)

Knit Skirts

Knit skirts will always be relevant if you ask me. Be it a wider crochet-type knit in the summer or a matching fine-knit set in the winter, this skirt style provides the texture and fit that you'll never tire of. 

Shop the trend:

H&M Ribbed Pencil Skirt ($18)

Cult Gaia Lavinia Skirt in Off White ($238)

Bec + Bridge Esme Knit Midi Skirt ($141)

Mango Pleated Midi Skirt ($30)

Topshop Camel Knitted Midi Skirt ($55)

Slip Skirts

Silky slip skirts are one of the most versatile skirt trends, period. Wear them with a T-shirt and sneakers for a casual ensemble or dress them up with a bra top and blazer for a more elegant evening look. The elegance and simplicity of this skirt trend ensure it will be on heavy rotation for years to come. 

Shop the trend:

Good American Getaway Skirt ($149)

Anine Bing Bar Silk Skirt ($249)

& Other Stories Flowy Satin Midi Skirt ($79)

Bobeau Lyndon Satin Bias Skirt ($68)

Cushnie High Waist Skirt With Asymmetrical Hem ($398)

'90s Minis

Miniskirts (especially ones with a notch) have been bubbling more and more this summer. This is another skirt trend that has that subtle '90s vibe and feels idyllic for this summer and beyond. 

Shop the trend:

Sunday Best Tatiana Skirt ($58)

The Attico Cotton-Blend Twill Mini Skirt ($193)

Terry Dolce Mini Skirt ($175)

Nanushka Gima Slit-Front Leather Mini Skirt ($495)

AG Jeans The Adaline Paneled Skirt ($215)

Pleated Minis

Speaking of miniskirts, pleated minis have made one major comeback this year. While this particular style certainly feels less "classic" than the rest, I can assure you it will last through summer and well into next fall at least

Shop the trend:

H&M Pleated Skirt ($25)

Chouyatou Simple High Waist All Around Pleated A-Line Skirt ($17)

Tremour High Waisted Pleated Mini Shorts Elasticated Sport Skorts ($21)

Beautifulfashionlife High Waisted Pleated Skirt ($21)

Dion Lee Column Pleat Mini Skirt ($490)

Next up, nine low-key outfits NYC girls will be wearing come fall

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