With summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to embrace the balmy climate than with warm-weather duds–specifically those of the skirt variety. Fortunately, the gam-barring garment comes in a range of styles, lengths, and materials, all of which can instantly amp up your summer wardrobe. Whether you’re into an edgy, black leather mini and an oversized blazer a la Carven’s Spring 2012 offering; a sturdy, camel-colored mini paired with a soft blouse akin to Derek Lam’s Spring 2010 romp; or a super feminine lace pencil skirt that hits just below the knee (a nod to Erdem Spring 2012), the skirt is a true lesson in versatility. For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, market editor-at-large Jessica Minkoff recalls three looks from seasons passed. Click through the slideshow, above, to see her picks.