When there’s a religious site stop on your itinerary, say Vatican City, you’ll need to dress in a way that’s both respectable and comfortable enough to wear through the rest of the day. Look no further than these chic knee-covering midi skirts.
Jersey Pleat Midi Skirt
Metallic accordion pleats are the most fun to wear, and they really don’t wrinkle, which earns them some Emoji praise hands for packing. Pair this shiny, navy stunner with a light-wash denim button-up shirt and a printed scarf.
To buy: $60; topshop.com
Tie-Waist Cotton Linen Skirt
J.Crew adds personality to this standard A-line with a knot-tie belt. I love the safari gold color with a blue gingham-print top and a pair of statement earrings.
To buy: $98; jcrew.com
Waist-tie Cotton-Denim Skirt
This skirt is elevated denim in its purest form. Pair it with a structured top and slide sandals for effortless cool.
To buy: $453; matchesfashion.com
Pom-Pom Wrap Skirt
At first glance, this flared, calf-length skirt may seem best suited for the office, but tuck in a loose-fitting, graphic T-shirt and top it off with a vintage-inspired denim jacket to take it from cubicle to casual.
To buy: $35; hm.com
Gingham Ruffled Cotton Skirt
Paperbag Tie Midi Skirt
This cinch-waisted simple silhouette can easily be dressed up or down. It’s got double slits and, a crowd favorite, pockets (!) at both side seams.
To buy: $85; topshop.com
Patchwork Guipure-Lace Midi Skirt
Self Portrait is known for its mastery of garments that are both delicate and modern, and this skirt is no exception. On top, a long-sleeved silk shirt in black or white keeps it light, but sophisticated.
To buy: $375; matchesfashion.com
Button-Front Striped Skirt
The appeal of this minimalist midi is all in the details. It has splits in each of the side seams, and two patch pockets on the front.
To buy: $68; needsupply.com
Perforated Faux Suede Midi Skirt
Rose Printed Midi Skirt
Add some floral flounce to your outfit with this stretch-waist, flared midi skirt. Match a black top and shoes to accentuate the detail of the stitching.
To buy: $70, zara.com
Denim Midi Skirt
Wrap Tie Midi Skirt
The wrap-style silhouette of this skirt is ultra flattering and its deep olive green color looks lovely with pale pink or light blue.
To buy: $66; topshop.com
Faux-Leather Pleated Midi Skirt
This feels-like-the-real-thing faux leather skirt has a lovely drape and falls right beneath the knee for major rock-romance vibes.
To buy: $120, jcrew.com