3 Ways To Style Spring’s Prettiest Skirt

Floral prints: You either love 'em or hate 'em. If you're in the latter camp, spring is probably a hard time for you, sartorially speaking — but it doesn't have to be that way! In fact, we're willing to bet that we can make you embrace a flowery fabric, if you give us the chance. Ahead, three stellar ensembles centered around one petal-perfect skirt, just right for the weekend, a hot date, or a big day at work. Click through to be won over — you'll never see florals the same way again.

Lunch With Your Boss
For a casual sit-down with your superior, aim for a look that strikes a balance between pretty, polished, and professional. In this instance, the print's black background keeps it from looking too girlish, while the full silhouette is ladylike and flattering. A mint-hued sweater balances the dark bottom, and a pop of orange from stud earrings adds just a little flair. A classic crossbody and comfy loafers finish off this work-ready look.

Clockwise from left to right: Forever 21 Subtle Thing Crossbody Bag, $16.80, available at Forever 21; Uniqlo Women Cotton Cashmere V-neck Sweater, $19.90, available at Uniqlo; Kate Spade Cluster Earrings, $68, available at Nordstrom; Alice + Olivia Pia Floral-Print Pleated Full Skirt, $330, available at Neiman Marcus; H&M Loafers, $29.95, available at H&M.

Browsing the Flea Market
Now that the weather is almost bearable, it's time to start thinking about cute, casual looks for all your weekend running-around. We love the idea of pairing a flouncy, full skirt with a crisp chambray button-up and oxfords for an adorable boy-meets-girl vibe. The perfect finishing touch? Covetable olive sunnies and a roomy carryall for your market scores.

Clockwise from top left: Madewell The Dover Bucket Bag, $188, available at Madewell; Isabel Marant Étoile Waller Chambray Shirt, $285, available at La Garçonne; Eyefly Mulholland Drive Frames, $94, available at Eyefly; Alice + Olivia Pia Floral-Print Pleated Full Skirt, $330, available at Neiman Marcus; Steven by Steve Madden Daleaa Patent Oxfords, $54.50, available at Macy's.

Fancy Date Night

Celebrating a special occasion with your main squeeze? Set the sartorial bar higher by mixing your florals with a strong graphic pattern, like the crisp stripes on this structured shell top. Keep the rest of the look simple — a few splashes of soft color, and a statement necklace — and let those power prints do the talking.

Clockwise from top left: Accessorize Satin Hardcase Clutch Bag, $62, available at Accessorize; Topshop Bonded Stripe Shell, $80, available at Topshop; Christian Louboutin Ron Ron 100 mm Heels, $625, available at Christian Louboutin; Alice + Olivia Pia Floral-Print Pleated Full Skirt, $330, available at Neiman Marcus; BaubleBar Partition Collar Necklace, $46, available at BaubleBar.

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