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Meet our favorite mini, midi, and maxi styles.

Whether your goal is to put together a fabulous cocktail look, elevate your office ensembles, or simply step up your everyday sartorial game, high-waisted skirts are an excellent starting point for a chic and easy outfit. Elongating and flattering high-rise skirts can come in different lengths and silhouettes, from mini to midi and maxi, to pencil skirts and pleated A-line styles.

In terms of materials, breezy fabrics like cotton and linen are a dream for these last days of summer. As we approach fall, it's always a good idea to invest in knits that can seamlessly transition when temperatures drop. We vote that satin, sequins, and denim can all be worn year-round.

How can you style high-waisted skirts? For daytime wear, most can be paired down with a tee or sweater and then strappy sandals or stylish sneakers. If you're headed to the office, try a classic white button-down shirt or a silk blouse with comfortable work shoes. Read on below for 14 of our favorite high-waisted skirts to kick off your next low-lift, high-reward look.

Why reserve sequins for the evening? This confidence-boosting skirt can be dressed up with heels and a silky tank, or down with a white T-shirt and sneakers. Available in sizes 2 - 14.

We're loving this printed midi's heavyweight knit and asymmetric hem. Easy to dress up or down, you can wear this paired with A.L.C.'s matching top or your favorite tank.

Trust us, you need this pretty, long satin skirt in your wardrobe rotation. You can find it in the hue of the moment (chocolate), black, and ivory. Available in sizes XXS - XL, plus it comes in Petite lengths as well.

Long denim skirts are having a moment right now. This midi has the perfect wash for dressing up or down depending on where you're headed. Available in sizes 00 - 22.

You really can't go wrong with a floral midi from Reformation. This high-waisted skirt is made from a lightweight, drapey crepe fabric and flares past the hips for a pretty silhouette. Available in sizes 0 - 12.

We could (and do!) spend hours browsing Eloquii's high-end plus size collections. This elegant stretch point midi skirt works for the office, date night, or out on the town. Available in sizes 14 - 32.

If minis are your style, soak up the last summer rays in this printed wrap skirt from beloved Brazilian line Farm Rio. The tropical pattern plays tribute to the brand's roots. Plus, the wrap detail hits high at the waist for a flattering effect.

Breezy, 100 percent organic double gauze fabric makes this pull-on white maxi skirt from Faherty a total dream. We love it styled with a belt and relaxed top for an instantly put-together look. Available in sizes XXS - XXL.

Investing in a tweed piece is a clever way to kick off your fall wardrobe planning. If mini skirts are your thing, we love this timeless houndstooth print as well as the accessible price point. Available in sizes 0 - 14.

This best-selling chiffon midi skirt sits high on the waist and flares at the bottom for a flattering silhouette. It's fully-lined for optimal coverage and can be worn with everything from flats and a tee to a dressed-up blouse and heels. Did we mention that it comes in 36 different colors? Available in sizes S - XXL.

Cut from a crisp stretch-cotton in a flattering A-line shape, Staud's olive midi skirt makes for a simple and stylish outfit when paired with a simple top or blouse. Available in sizes 0 - 12.

You may think that this is just the perfect black pencil skirt. But what you can't see is Spanx's hidden tummy shaping and all-over flattering ponte fabric working its magic. Available in sizes XS - 3X.

Did you know that you can get the Eloquii designs that you love at an affordable price point through their collaboration with Walmart? Why wouldn't you opt for this cozy ribbed sweater skirt (that also comes in maroon) at this price? Available in sizes 14 - 28.

Don't be fooled: this isn't your average black midi skirt. It turns out that it's machine washable and made with a soft, wrinkle-resistant fabric that's perfect for travel. Available in sizes XS - XXL.

Sara Klausing covers all things fashion and style for Oprah Daily.

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