Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.
Historically worn as négligées and as underpinnings for clingy skirts and dresses, the straightforward slip-style skirt is now the main attraction. Thanks to figure-flattering silhouettes that help achieve a pulled-together ensemble, slip skirts are as welcome in the office as they are on a night out. Keep it straightforward with an all-over color, or go girly in a skirt dusted with flowers and polka dots. Ahead, we've got 11 of our favorite versatile slip skirts to choose from.
This quirky lipstick-printed skirt is the perfect date night choice. Style it retro with a twin-set cardigan and kitten heels.
This free-spirited tie-dye rendition will look superb paired with a fitted tee, an oversized denim jacket, and knee-high boots.
Coming in at under $100, this machine-washable slip skirt is your go-to for weekend excursions when you want to feel put together without the fuss.
A slit on the backside allows this skirt to flow as you walk. The maxi silhouette hits at the ankle, making it upscale enough for formal occasions, too.
If you haven't invested in at least one animal print slip skirt yet, then what are you waiting for? If you already own a few, there's no harm in adding another (read: this one) into your rotation.
Style this feminine midi skirt with a bodysuit and a plush cardigan.
A relaxed fit will provide the comfort of jeans, while the silky satin finish gives off the sophistication of dress pants. Try pairing it with a turtleneck and a slightly oversized blazer.
Let these understated florals shine alongside a cashmere sweater and simple ballet flats.
This minimalist cream skirt can still make a bold impression when styled with a graphic t-shirt and combat boots.
Polka dots have stood the test of time, but what's the trick to wearing an all-over polka print? Forgo an oversized dot pattern, and opt for smaller ones instead.
Go for a double dose of pink with this matching silk cami.