Skirts have been taking center stage in designer collections for several seasons now. Mini, midi, and maxi—all three lengths seem to be sharing the spotlight at the moment, leaving no doubt that anything goes as far as hemlines are concerned. I happen to love all three lengths but I especially love the versatility of the maxi skirt.

What’s great about this particular skirt, aside from its long, lean silhouette, is its ability to go casual-chic very easily with a few quick edits. While the fabric of the skirt—a black, floaty silk brocade—lends itself to a more formal feel, pairing it with an ivory cableknit cashmere sweater not only softens the black but downplays the skirts formality. Suede boots and a vintage bag add an easy elegance to this look, making it a perfect go-to outfit for the Fall and winter months.