Go on. Take these frivolous swishy mid-length skirts for a spin.

A printed mid-length skirt to swish about in offers up a sense of fun and whimsy that's appealing on sunny days. Although relaxed print pyjama and palazzo-style pants continue to be popular, a printed mid-length skirt with generous volume works in various situations for all shapes and sizes.

What's also appealing this time of the year are clothes that provide plenty of breathing space, and a voluminous mid-length skirt does the trick, worn with either a soft organic T-shirt and sandals for the weekend, or layered over a languid silk blouse and heels for an easy back-to-work look.

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Proenza Schouler Resort 2017
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2017

For the latter, graphic geometric prints work well with the clean lines of a slick summer blazer; alternatively, you can't look past summer's preference for prints inspired by the flora and fauna of the tropics. Worn with smart sandals and a crisp white shirt, it's effortless summer workwear done right.

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Skirts

Marc Jacobs tropical bird print skirt, about $400, from Matches Fashion
Cooper 'City Outskirts' skirt $599
Country Road print wrap skirt $199

Moochi 'Decoy' skirt $290
Lonely 'Enid' skirt $325
Liam 'Kelly' skirt $249

Max wrap midi skirt $120
Twenty-Seven Names 'Mid Summer' skirt $266
Taylor 'Infold' skirt, $387, from The Shelter

Just add shoes

Adidas Originals Gazelle sneakers in charcoal, $150, from Fabric
Maryam Nassir Zadeh 'Martina' slides, $450, from The Mercantile Store
Senso 'Freya' sandals, $320, from Black Box Boutique

Stockists:

Black Box Boutique (09) 378 0073, Cooper (09) 366 1962, Country Road (09) 529 1987, Fabric (09) 366 4528, Liam (09) 522 6658, Lonely (09) 376 1566, Matches Fashion Matchesfashion.com, Max maxshop.com, Moochi (09) 373 9823, The Mercantile Store Themercantileonlinestore.com, The Shelter (09) 376 6544, Twenty Seven-Names (09) 524 7027.