Monday, March 31, 2014

Now & Later

For my 2nd installment in this series (see the first one here), I decided to focus on a piece that I keep getting questions about...the midi skirt.  Its popularity is nothing new (I was talking about them last summer), but it has certainly gained serious momentum for spring.  Though the full dramatic styles are gorgeous statement-makers, I think a lightweight flowing option is much more wearable for every day.  

The key to making this length work is to pay close attention to proportions.  It looks best with tops that are either cropped, tucked-in or knotted at the waist.  If you need to add another layer for warmth, make sure it's a jacket or blazer that is fitted and shorter in length - denim & moto styles are perfect for this & provide just the right amount of contrast.  For those of you who are petite, be sure to find one that hits just below the knee or high-shin and choose pointed-toe pumps or nude heeled sandals to help elongate your legs.

I chose to create 2 outfits - one that's appropriate for spring and another that's ideal for the warmer summer months.  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and what item(s) you're interested in seeing highlighted for April!

What I'm wearing:
Tinseltown Denim Couture jacket (similar here or here), Mossimo shirt (similar), 
Old Navy skirt (2 years old; similar), c/o Sole Society booties (similar save or splurge), 
c/o Old Navy bag, c/o DaisyGem necklace, Forever 21 aviators

What I'm wearing:
Bar III top, Old Navy skirt (2 years old; similar), eBay belt (similar), Charlotte Russe heels (similar)
Mango clutch (similar), Bracelets: c/o Stella & Dot and c/o Max & Chloe, c/o ShopLately earrings
Nails: Essie Splash of Grenadine



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