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The Best Skirts for Summer—Just when you thought it was a mini or nothing we show you how to wear a maxi skirt, too. Choosing sides has never been more difficult.

I’ve had a love affair with the mini skirt for several years. Even when my high school uniform threatened to break us up, I suffered through referrals and detention in order to maintain my commitment to an above-the-knee skirt length. College, too, proved trying since I was in Michigan and the winter months far outnumbered the summer ones. Luckily my job at Hollister allowed me to wear jean skirts and bikinis even in January. (Yes, it was a real résumé-builder.)

I’m not a cheater, so the idea of wearing a maxi skirt never occurred to me. But I have to admit that over the years I’ve envied other girls I would see wearing them. I love mini skirts for summer especially, but there is something chic about the mystery of a maxi skirt. From the bohemian vibe of a printed maxi (perfect festival fashion look) to the polished feel of a slim black floor-length skirt, I was eventually converted to the dark side. My mini skirt and I now have an open relationship, which leaves room for the occasional fling with a maxi skirt. And when it comes to skirts for summer, I now have twice as many options.

Scroll through to see how to wear a maxi skirt—and mini—with all of this season’s trends. Don’t be surprised if you lose interest in pants completely.

By Megan Hayes (@_mshayes)

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