"Midi-skirts" have been trending for a few seasons now. They're super easy to wear, not too tight like the pencil skirt, and they cover the perfect amount of leg to be deemed appropriate for whatever. They're a great alternative to a pant at work because they're so comfortable and long enough that you can wear them through any season. Plus, they look great with boots. So if you're bored with your wardrobe, I suggest loading up on some comfier skirts. The difference these past couple seasons is that the waist-line is lowering. On pants, yes, but more than anything on skirts. Countless designers have been showing low-slung "midi-skirts" or broomstick skirts in all their lines. For too long, the perfect hourglass figure seemed to be the only focus, and most skirts have been incredibly high-waisted and snatched around the belly. Some people want that, but I'm all for this new (again) silhouette. I don't know if I could rock the hip-bone & stomach-baring look these days, but I do love the idea of a skirt just falling naturally at the hips in a relaxed way. I have some pencil skirts that feel like Spanx, and you just want to rip them off by the end of the night. This silhouette feels more informal and can be great for any time of day. It's basically the same look and feel as a sarong. It can be very casual, yet it can also read as sophisticated. The best part about all these looks is that they're simple. Nothing is over-complicated; no one is trying to re-invent the wheel, just simple, easy-to-wear basics that are great investment pieces for your wardrobe.