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March 27, 2013  | by: Lisa Lefever
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With the first day of spring behind us, it’s time for street fashion to start reflecting the changing seasons! And what better staple item for spring than skirts? I know you’re thinking that it’s still a little cold to show some leg, but there are many ways to work the skirt from early spring to fall.

Right now, in early spring, I am loving maxi skirts — they keep my legs warm in the chilly spring breeze. I have a long black pleated maxi skirt from the Limited that is perfect to wear with crop tops or even a jean jacket to lighten it up and make it really feel spring-like. Don’t be afraid to work a bright colored maxi either. I have a bright red maxi skirt that I pair with a white tank top and floral vest — it’s really bright, but adorable.

For a more professional look, a pencil skirt is the way to go. You can keep it feminine and professional at your job or internship interviews. You can pair your pencil skirt with black tights, even tights with a pattern, or nothing but a nice heel. There are so many cute high-waisted pencil skirts out now. I have even seen pencil skirts paired with a peplum top to add some texture and volume up top or a pencil skirt turned peplum. Here is a classic peplum pencil skirt that I love by Vince Camuto.

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For the trendier and edgier fashionista, I would recommend stepping out of your comfort zone into a leather, lace, or even metallic skirt. Full skirts, or sometimes called skater skirts (although I’m not sure why!), were seen on the runways this year at Donna Karen, Alice + Olivia, and Vera Wang just to name a few. Skirts were definitely taken to a whole different level on the runways and now is the perfect time to experiment with the different textures and shapes at retail stores now.

Will you be investing in a new skirt(s) for spring? Tweet your favorite skirts @emcblue.

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