15 Summer Skirts with Eye-Catching Prints

This year seems to be the year of No Holds Barred patterns. You know shit is weird when a Bart Simpson patterned dress gets over 3,000 likes on Lookbook.

If I put my serious-hat on, I can safely say that this is not elegant. There is nothing tasteful or graceful or classy about and of it… But then I take my serious hat off and remember that fashion is supposed to be fun, and you don’t have to leave the house every day as though you were about to walk down the Project Runway stage, you know?

That being said, I’ll be self-releasing my own sex tape with Gary Busey before you catch me in a Bart Simpson dress. We all have our limits.


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I think this style can be broken down into three levels of intensity: Tame, More Flashy, and I Really Don’t Care. The latter of which, of course, referencing the number of f@#ks you give about how flashy you are on a daily basis. No shame! Everyone has their own level (and may experience all three in one week – I speak from experience.)


You want to play, but you don’t want to be the diva at the party. This dress is good for when you are feeling sassy but are very hungover.

Patterned Short Summer Skirts

Clockwise from top left corner:

ModCloth Give It Your Best Dot Skirt, $54.99
Cheap Monday Nico Striped Skirt, $40
Romeo & Juliet Couture Lace Overlay Pleat Skirt, $41.30
Topshop Ditsy Floral Print Skirt, $56
ModCloth Casual Catch Up Skirt, $44.99

More Flashy

So maybe not everyone has to look at you today, you just want the right people to look at you – right? (The right people being, of course, the important ones with a habit of giving fistfuls of dollars to brightly-dressed people on the street.)

Flashy Eye Catching Skirts

Clockwise from top left:

BB Dakota Stefi Skirt, $61
NastyGal Daisy Duke Skirt, $62
Lucca Couture Piped Floral Skirt, $44
ModCloth The Best of Gems Skirt, $32.99
NastyGal Pop Tropic Skater Skirt, $48

I Really Don’t Care

Bring on the fun-sized-Snickers-bar print.

Eye Catching Skirts in Extra Bold Prints

Clockwise from top left:

Topshop Leopard Leaf Print Skirt, $64
Topshop Tall Bouquet Striped Skirt, $68
Ann Taylor Paisley Madison Skirt, $49.50
ModCloth Supernova Twirl Skirt, $32.99
Topshop Floral Tile Pelmet Skirt, $68

What patterned-skirt-intensity-level are you, today?

I’m hovering between More Flashy and Don’t Give a Fuuuuuuudgesicle.