Tiny prints like this wildflower floral can be overwhelming if overdone. Try one as a skirt, not a dress, and mix with a plain tank or tee.
J.Crew floral cotton skirt, $98; jcrew.com for similar styles
This abstract print feels right for business. Its main concession to summer: a cut slightly wider than a regular pencil skirt’s, to allow comfort during high temps.
Sisley abstract-print cotton skirt, $79; 800-535-4491
Shorts may have once been our unofficial summer uniform, but now there’s an appealing alternative: mixing and matching breezy cotton skirts with white t’s.
Marshalls cotton skirt, $15; marshallsonline.com for stores