Fashion: How to wear spring skirts

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From the April 26, 2012 edition

Let’s skirt the issue of springy gal styles, shall we? Here’s a roundup of today’s hottest looks.

Maxi

Spot it: Floor-sweeping long, loose numbers

Wear it: Pair a long maxi skirt with a scoop-back top and jeweled sandals for a modern take on a cocktail party dress. The amount of material in a maxi makes it a great conduit of this season’s tribal pattern trend — patterns have a lot of room to show off their details.

Hi-lo

Spot it: One skirt, short in the front, long in the back

Wear it: Hi-los love the night life. Rock these skirts with heels so the cut can give your gams their full due.

Peplum

Spot it: A short ruffled skirt attached to the waist of a pencil skirt

Wear it: Peplum can get real 1980s prom real fast (Peplum + neon = costume territory). Style a peplum with a minimalist’s approach—sparse accessories, sleek and sexy hair, a red lip with light eye shadow, etc.

Peek-a-boo

Spot it: A sheer long skirt over an opaque short skirt

Wear it: Solid sheer silk overlays are beautiful, but don’t shy away from textured top materials, like lace or fringe.