Donna Karan Havana A-Lined Skirt, $4,800 at neimanmarcus.com
In the summer months, I can hardly be seen wearing pants of any kind: I find them restricting and stifling. Skirts and dresses are not only breezier, but they provide generous coverage of larger parts (I am pear-shaped) while still accentuating the female form. Ones like this beauty from Donna Karan come with a wide waistband, which furthers highlights the waist without exposing one to scrutiny. I also happen to adore the delicate floral pattern on this skirt, which looks both tribal and modern at the same time.