How To Style This Season’s Sleekest Skirt

Skirts from the Spring 2014 collections of Altuzarra, Jason Wu, and many more looked as though they’d been slashed with a butcher’s knife before parading down the runway. The resulting thigh-baring silhouette is a chic alternative to a short skirt, mini skirt, and can be easily worked into your spring wardrobe. Scroll down for a way to wear the trend for both work and play.

Wear It To Work

A slit front skirt is a demure interpretation of the trend, making it work appropriate. Add a structured blouse, functional satchel, and a light trench to show that you mean business.

French Connection Pencil Skirt, $98; Eddie Borgo Pyramid Necklace, $365; Equipment Brett Shirt, $258; Schutz Laser-Cut Sandals, $200; H&M Navy Trench, $40

Wear It For Play

For an evening out, try the more daring thigh-slit style in shimmery sequins. Balance the glamour with a sheer tank, tough biker vest and ankle boots. Finish with smoky eye makeup and some statement earrings.

Vince Leather Vest, $795; Forever21 Triangle Earrings, $5; DKNY Silver Sequin Skirt, $335; Rick Owens Sheer Tank, $260; Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Pencil, $20; Vince Joanna Cutout Boots, $450