Introducing the new linchpin to my summer uniform: a long, breezy skirt. (I own the white one by Zara pictured below, as do several of my friends, both petite and tall. Alas, it's now sold out!) What's most appealing about this silhouette is its wear-anywhere ability. It can be dressed up or down--i.e., with sky-high heels or simple sandals; either way, it looks decidedly chic. I also know it will keep me cool on a hot summer day, and it doesn't need major accessories. In fact, the simpler, the better, I think. Some skirts to consider: this jersey flared Nicholas (similar to the white Zara one below), this swishy chiffon Theory, this eyelet Tibi (40% off!), this vibrant Topshop, this linen pocketed Asos, and this Zara (pictured above).
Photos: Who What Wear, The Sartorialist