When the summer heat really kicks in — and we're talking humid, stuffy subway stations and melting-point sidewalks — the idea of wearing pants outdoors makes me break out in an anxious sweat. Sure, I can wear a dress and call it a day, but a girl like me needs options, and this pleated satin skirt from Topshop is certainly one of those. Plus, this style can go the casual or dressy route, depending on what you pair it with, which means more bang for my buck. Sneakers and loose-fitting tops are what I'd wear on workdays, and if I have plans in the evening, I can switch it up with a pair of medium-height block-heel sandals.
I can even wear this skirt post-summer, too. Come fall, I'll swap my sandals for ankle boots and my T-shirts and tanks for crew-neck sweatshirts and turtleneck sweaters. Good as new!
Topshop Pleated Satin Skirt, $95, available at Nordstrom.
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