THE SEASONS MOST FLATTERING SKIRT

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Welcome back to the wrap skirt!  This super-flattering trend is making a name again this year, and in a much more sophisticated and edgy way.  I had a closet full of wrap skirts in the 90s that were proper and preppy.  Today’s skirt has an edge, with an asymmetrical hemline and lots of shorter options that work well from office to office party.  What a perfect way to wear your winter white!

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5 WAYS TO WEAR A PENCIL SKIRT

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A must-have item for any wardrobe, any time of year, is a pencil skirt.  Like most separates, it’s one of those pieces you can mix and match with a number of different things to completely change up your look.  And while a basic black pencil skirt is an obvious choice, think about other looks, as well:

  1. Pair with a simple sweater and pumps.  Tucking in the sweater elongates the waist, and hey, who couldn’t use that?!  This is a classic, business perfect look from head to toe.
  2. Go for a tonal look with a skirt and sweater in the same color.  I’m known to be a huge fan of tonal looks, as they’re easy to pull together in a pinch, but they look sophisticated and chic.
  3. Get casual with a denim blouse and flats.  It’s current and fun, and the best way to get around town on foot.
  4. The traditional blouse and pencil skirt will always be a favorite, and keeping the colors balanced creates a simple, polished look.
  5. Go glam with sequins – which aren’t just for evening anymore.  It’s a bold look to pull off, but a skirt like this from Burberry keeps the look smart and modern.

Style Resolution

New Year’s style resolution #2 – wear more skirts and dresses!

Most of us tend to have a lot of items in our closets that don’t get into the rotation often enough.  Lately for me that’s meant that skirts and dresses were bypassed for pants and jeans.  A lot of office environments have become pretty casual, so if you’re like me, jeans are acceptable day to day.

For the new year, I’m upping the ante with the dress code and planning to wear skirts and dresses more often.  And what’s not to love about pairing boots or booties with tights under your skirt?!

boots skirt

This look is so me!  I actually have a skirt very much like this, so I’m going to try to my version of this outfit later this week.  The pairing of the grey sweater with the bronze metallic is really unexpected, and I’m loving the combo!

boots skirt photo by Look de Pernille

Photo by Look de Pernille.  Pair a wrap or pasmina over a dress for a warm, layered look.

boots dress 2

Another great look, juxtaposing the leather with the softness of chiffon.  A great way to give a “sweet” dress an edgier look.

Midi Madness

When midi-length skirts started showing up all over last year, I thought it would be one of those fleeting trends.  However, I’m seeing this length again for fall and sort of falling in love with it.  It’s such a perfect look for work!

To pull of this length, heels are an absolute must, as that will help lengthen the look of the leg.  So put away the ballet flats when donning a midi!  Also, know your body and your leg shape.  Any skirt that hits at the widest part of your calf is only going to make your legs look larger (think, wider).  Make sure the hemline is a bit higher or lower than this point, and you’re golden.

Mariann over at Cashmere in Style paired her midi with the cutest French sweater ever!  The black pumps add just enough height to take the look from sweet to chic:

Midi Skirt

If Victoria Beckham is wearing it, then it’s trend worthy!  Again, classic black pumps are the perfect finish.

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Want It Wednesday – Flirty Skirts

Spring is the perfect time of year for skirts!  I think it’s because I’ve felt bundled up all winter, and now I’m ready to shed all those layers.

I’ve been eyeing this chiffon skirt from Ann Taylor ever since it started getting warmer outside.  It has the effect of pleating but in a really flirty way and would look great paired with a soft black blouse and strappy heels.  Oh, and it’s an additional 40% off now, so it’s a must have!

This M Missoni skirt from Piperlime has a great graphic print with subtle hints of pink that I love.  This is such a great staple piece – I can see wearing it through just about any season by changing the accessories and shoes.  So while it’s definitely an investment piece, it’s worth it.

pleated skirt  skirt missoni