A silk slip skirt is a summer staple; try contrasting the sleek shape with volume up top. Warm weather pastels are always a winner.
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Add a utilitarian spin with olive green and a wide belt; paired with a white shirt, this look will serve you well both at work and beyond.
Zara skirt $99.
Black in summer can be a breeze, just go for a lightweight material. This Lee Mathews skirt is 100 per cent silk with a sweet waist tie.
Lee Mathews skirt, $550, from Muse Boutique.
Add some romance to your look with a little volume; a cropped cardigan or jacket would also look lovely with this Bec & Bridge cotton skirt.
Bec & Bridge skirt, $319, from Superette.
Simple silhouettes are a foolproof way to look polished and put together, like this this white high-waisted column skirt from Glassons.
Glassons skirt $50.
For floral fans, Kate Sylvester's new season offering includes this eye-catching silk skirt with a whimsical gathered waist. It can also be converted into a mid-length dress with the hidden straps.
Kate Sylvester convertible skirtdress $459.
Perhaps not one to wear with a button-down shirt, but this button-front skirt will look just as chic styled with a T-shirt or simple blouse.
Max linen skirt $110.
A bright pattern will give you maximum effect for minimum effort, ideal when it's too hot to put something complicated together.
Verge skirt $230.
Prince of Wales check can still be a thing in summer — just swap out the boots for flat sandals or heels, and wear something light up-top.
Marella pencil skirt, $489, from Smith and Caughey's.
Picnic dressing at its finest; go for check on check as demonstrated here or pair a gingham skirt with a cool vintage T-shirt or simple camisole.
PushButton checked skirt, $724, from Need Supply.