When it comes to our wardrobes, there are a few key items that tend to get all the limelight. Dresses, for example, are earmarked for life's most special occasions, and each season, their trends are dissected, analysed and beloved by the masses. Sarah Jessica Parker built an entire career out of an affinity for shoes, not only playing a character who was obsessed with the item but also subsequently parlaying that into a footwear brand of her own. Handbags arguably garner the most hype. After all, who remembers the countless articles that arose after Kylie Jenner gave the world a glimpse into her bag closet?
Though today, we're here to talk about one of the more underrated wardrobe staples: skirts. Personally, I think the item doesn't get nearly enough credit, being one of the most versatile and trans-seasonal items around. In terms of skirt trends, this summer we're seeing several styles emerge as It brands like Sir, Ganni, Faithfull and Rixo lead the way in distinctive design.
Shirred skirts featuring ruched detailing around the waist and hips have been prominent across both designer and high-street labels, as have printed tie-front skirts thanks to Ganni's popular design. Pleated skirts are back again, though this year's iterations feature wide box pleats paired against contemporary prints. Logo skirts are also having a moment across both designer brands and contemporary labels, with typography being used in imaginative ways to create innovative printed pieces.
Sure, skirts might not capture the zeitgeist quite like a pair of Manolo Blahniks or a Birkin bag, but the five trends below will certainly prove they deserve your attention this summer. Keep scrolling to see and shop this season's top skirt trends.