Floral and graphic print skirts ready for spring

ELLE
Topshop Floral Pleat Front A-Line Skirt

(Courtesy of Topshop)

No matter the current weather, now's the time to start prepping your spring wardrobe. Bold printed skirts make for an ideal transition piece: Wear them today with black tights and bare legs come higher temps.


Fulfill romantic leanings with subdued blush tones. Make the color really pop by pairing with a black top.

Topshop Floral Pleat Front A-Line Skirt, $76; topshop.com










Clover Canyon Printed Neoprene Skirt

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Have fun with your wardrobe, and look for pieces that appear to be one design from far away, but morph into something else up close.


Clover Canyon Printed Neoprene Skirt, $185; net-a-porter.com



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ASOS Pencil Skirt in Floral Print

(Courtesy of ASOS)

A traditional pencil skirt feels less stuffy with bright blooms.

ASOS Pencil Skirt in Floral Print, $59.34; asos.com





















River Island Button Through Mini Skirt

(Photo: Courtesy of ASOS)

Those afraid of big, bold prints can start small with tiny designs.

River Island Button Through Mini Skirt, $37.30; asos.com





















Jacquard Mini Skirt

(Photo: Courtesy of Gap)

Classic jacquard makes for an easy entry into the print world if your day-to-day life requires a more subdued wardrobe.


Jacquard Mini Skirt, $59.95; gap.com



















McKenzie Mirror Print Mini

(Photo: Courtesy of Piperlime)

Combine two trends at once, with a spray of flowers printed on a color blocked background.

McKenzie Mirror Print Mini by Pim + Larkin, $54; piperlime.com





















Sisily Skirt

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If your wardrobe trends to more monochromatic looks, a simpler print will push your boundaries without going too far: Look for a combination of no more than three colors.

Sisily Skirt, $168; piperlime.com




















SALLY HANSEN SALON EFFECTS REAL NAIL POLISH STRIPS

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Vintage-lovers should try a manipulated print like this option, made to look like a needlepoint design.


Fluro Tapestry Print Skirt, $68; topshop.com


















Moroccan Wrap Pelmet Skirt

(Photo: Courtesy of Topshop)

A tribal print feels more chic, less hippie, when done in a structured silhouette.


Moroccan Wrap Pelmet Skirt, $72, topshop.com


















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