8 Office-Appropriate Work Skirts That Are Anything But Boring

Getting dressed for work shouldn't be a drag. To make your weekdays easier, here are eight patterned, pleated, ruffled, and ruched work skirts that make your Monday through Friday way more fun. Plus, thanks to these calf-skimming stunners, minimum styling is required so you can hit snooze one more time.

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Playful Pleats

Fanciful accordion pleats give this colorful midi skirt enough class to pass the dreaded office dress code. Try it with a pastel blue blouse and comfortable block heels for an especially summery outfit. ($118; anthropologie.com)

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Sporty Track Stripe

It's easy to get stuck in the black, white, and navy routine, but this rib-knit midi is reinventing the standards for neutral-colored work skirts. Contrasting side stripes bring a sporty vibe to your usual 9-to-5. Just tuck in a striped button-down to balance out the subtle playfulness for an office-approved outfit. ($36; zara.com)

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Wraps & Ruffles

Need Supply Co. is one of our favorite stops to find super trendy pieces, and this knee-length wrap skirt is no exception. Because olive green is basically a neutral, this sturdy Farrow skirt can easily fit into your workday wardrobe, giving your day-to-day extra pizazz with asymmetrical ruffles and a flattering belted waist. ($81; needsupply.com)

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Sophisticated Gingham

This belted midi skirt features a sophisticated gingham print that feels at home in a creative start-up or a traditional corporate environment. Wear with a crisp white blouse and brightly-colored heels Monday through Friday, but come Friday at 5 p.m., throw on a moto jacket and classic sneakers for a night-out look. ($33; target.com)

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Mustard Must-Have

Up your office dress code with this floral applique French Connection skirt. It's the sunny disposition you need to make it to summer Friday while stylishly working on your daily grind. ($190; asos.com)

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Sassy Asymmetry

Spice up your weekday wardrobe with this breezy chiffon skirt that was obviously made for summer. The scribbled floral print and sassy asymmetrical ruffles give a modern update to this feminine silhouette, perfect for the aspiring girl boss. ($259; nordstrom.com)

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Multicolor Madness

If you're not feeling floral work skirts, these stripes are just as striking. Tuck in a structured, short-sleeve top and grab some statement sunnies, and you're all set for your afternoon lunch date down the street. ($30; zara.com)

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Rush Hour Ruching

Ladies who need a more conservative option, this one's for you. Stylish enough for the office, this midi skirt combines traditional khaki with intricate ruching for a flattering twist on this work wardrobe staple. Try with a fun printed top and some tassel sandals to liven up your weekday routine. ($79; nordstrom.com)

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