For some it’s a white tee. For others it’s a pair of blue-wash jeans. But for us, the best go-to item for building an outfit when you have no idea what to wear is a black skirt. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer short or long, silk or cotton or even leather, a classic black skirt is the ultimate base for any look that’s posh and easy to wear.
With that in mind, we pulled together 19 timelessly chic outfits for all seasons and occasions—and yes, every single look features a black skirt. (Psst, screenshot your favorites to use as inspo on those “I have nothing to wear!” kind of mornings.)