If there is one thing guaranteed to resurrect your memory of elementary school, it is the skort. A uniform staple, the skort was one of the most intriguing and genius creations of the fashion world. Half short, half skirt, the skort helped young schoolgirls look both proper and practical. Think of the mullet: business in the front, party in the back. With a skort your school photos would remain ever so charming, but recess remained a worry-free good time.

 

Seems too good to be true, right? Well fear not, the glorious days of the skort are not over. In fact, they may just be on the rise again. That’s right, skorts are coming back and they are coming back stronger than ever before – for adults. Not just the tennis variety, either. Cute, classy, fun skorts are the perfect clothing option for ladies who need a skirt with more versatility.

 

Below we have selected our top three favorite skorts and also provided for you styling tips for how to wear them this summer.

 

Talula Berklee Skort (www.aritzia.com)

Talula Berklee Skort (www.aritzia.com)

Top pick: Talula “Berklee” skort, from Aritzia. This cotton sateen skort is both functional and funky. The sleek material makes it easy to dress up and the overlapping front panels have a unique geometric design that will make you stand out from the crowd. The model is dressing down her skort with a short sleeve sweatshirt and sandals, but you could easily wear the skort out with a crop top and pair of wedges.

 

 

 

 

Casual PU Skort (www.topshop.com)

Casual PU Skort (www.topshop.com)

First Runner up: “Casual PU” skort, Topshop. Leather and spice and everything nice. We are loving that this Topshop skort is a combination of summer two hottest items: Skorts and leather shorts. The combination of two winning styles means that you will look amazing from all sides. The back isn’t just another pair of shorts, it is the pair of shorts you have been lusting after but were afraid you wouldn’t know how to wear. Well fear not, this gem is the perfect baby step that doesn’t really have anything to do with babies. Its a showstopper, and you will be too.

 

 

 

Scalloped Lace Skort (www.freepeople.com)

Scalloped Lace Skort (www.freepeople.com)

Second Runner up: “Scalloped Hem” skort, Free People. The difference between this skort and the two above is that the Scalloped Hem skort is in fact a pair of shorts all the way around. What makes it fit into the skort category is the cut. The baggy fit and skirt-like shape of the skort make it look and move just like a skirt would, without the worry of blowing up in the wind. Pair this feminine item with a blouse for a formal evening, or dress down with a slouchy jacket. Either way, you will love this skort.

 

 

 

Whether you want a little more security than a skirt offers or more formality than a pair of shorts offer, skorts are the way to go.

 

What are your favorite ways to wear skorts? Comment below or tweet me @LydiaYekalam