Say hello to the cross-seasonal piece of your dreams. A floor-sweeping skirt is elegant, comfortable and versatile. When it’s warm, pair it with a flouncy tank and sandals, and as temps drop, try adding a chunky sweater and ankle boots. To avoid looking like you were too lazy to swap your wardrobe out with the season, stick to solid neutrals or prints like dark florals that look appropriate during all 12 months.

Whether or not you work in a business-professional office, a pencil skirt is a total wardrobe staple. The beauty of this style is that it can look corporate (but still stylish) with a blazer and pumps, but it can also give off cool and dressed-down vibes with a half-tucked T-shirt and sneakers. Something to keep in mind: Pencil skirts are notoriously hard to wear off-the-rack, so this is one piece it’s definitely worth taking to the tailor for the perfect fit.

When it comes to clothing that’s almost universally flattering, midi skirts are basically the Holy Grail. This style should be fitted at the waist and swingy through the hips (to show off your slimmest part while keeping your lower half comfortable). Then lengthen your legs with a hemline that hits midway down your calf.

On the flip side, a dressy skirt is a kind of luxe alternative for occasions that require a little more pizzazz. Look for something with glam details (love you forever, pink sequins), and then pair it with a sleek tank to keep the focus all on the skirt. That said, you could also go all out with a statement-making top (we’re very into ruffles right now) in a similar color story to give the illusion of a dress.

Jeans and a T-shirt will forever be one of our go-to looks, but sometimes we want to switch things up a little. In those cases, a simple cotton A-line skirt that hits just above the knee should do the trick. It’s less expected than jeans, but similarly comfortable and effortless (and a lot cooler on hot summer days). A win-win.

With her penchant for Zara and Nike, Kate Middleton is no stranger to affordable items. Sadly, however, her newest outfit is an exception: She chose a $300 Barbour jacket that’s currently sold out, as well as Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Boots ($611), which aren’t exactly budget-friendly either. If you want to re-create her look, though, you don’t need to look any further than everyone’s favorite mall store: J.Crew.

J.Crew’s Downtown Field Jacket ($148) is one of the brand’s most popular items—it currently has 353 glowing reviews from customers. “I love it so much, I’ve purchased one in every color,” one reviewer noted. A different customer explained that it’s “sleek without being overly fitted,” while another stated that “everyone should own this jacket.” Oh, and did we mention that you can currently snag 30% off with the code BUNDLEUP until December 3? In other words, you pretty much can’t go wrong.