We started off creating a basic wardrobe with dresses, an easy all in one outfit if you want them to be.  Next up we're going to concentrate on skirts.  What should you have as the basics to create an all season wardrobe and not be wearing the same outfits over and over?
If you've been reading my blog, you'll know what the answer to this is going to be, things you love and things that fit you really well.
Do they have to be certain colors, no.  Do they have to be certain styles, no.  Do they have to fit and look good on you, YES!  If you don't love it, don't buy it.  If it's already in your closet, and you don't love it, get rid of it.  I bet you're not wearing it anyway.
I have a number of styles of things in my closet.  I was blessed/cursed with an hourglass figure so I have a few different styles that flatter my body type.  You probably will too, unless you're a guy.  Not that wearing skirts is bad if you're a guy, I don't judge, but I digress.
Anyway, on to things you should have in your closet:  A classic black skirt (bonus points if it's part of a suit) a classic white or light neutral skirt.  A wool skirt for fall/winter.  If you decide to go with a plaid one, find one that's bias cut (cut diagonally to hug your curves better, looks better with plaids too).  A jean or cargo skirt for casual functions, or just to look better than the other moms at PTA meetings.  A cocktail skirt for the glamorous parties we all throw in our spare time and one or more in a summery cotton for hot days.

There are a number of different styles of skirts and they do tend to work better with certain body types.
A-line - Cut like the letter A, they work well with all body types.
Straight - Cut like a rectangle, they work best on those with a rectangle body shape and some inverted triangles.
Pencil - Fitted from waist to knee to show your curves and flaws too.  Best on hourglass shapes.
Mini - Cut well above the knee, these work best for those with well toned gams.  I'm not a fan of these in the over 30 crowd, but to each their own.
Wrap - Forgiving for all body types, especially if the material isn't stiff.
Asymmetrical - These are good for most body types and great for those that like a roomy hemline, or want to balance out a triangle shape.
Circle - Suitable for any body type
Pleated - The smaller the pleat, the more volume it adds to the body.  Gives shape to rectangles.

Skirts come in all shapes and sizes just like we do.  Just because there are general guidelines for what works, it doesn't mean that your shape won't work with it.  Try it on if you like it.  The worst that happens is that you get a good laugh.
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