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Spring Attire – Skirts

With so many lengths, cuts, colors and patterns, figuring out which skirt to wear – and what to wear it with – is not an easy task. Check out the tips below we spotted on InStyle to help you find the most flattering combinations:

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Credit: InStyle

-        Form-Fitting Pencil Skirt: Pair a flattering, form-fitting pencil skirt with leg-lengthening nude pumps to give your ensemble even more glam. For an exceptionally glitzy style, look for a skirt with an embellished fabric.

-       Asymmetrical Skirt: Asymmetical skirts are ideal for showing off your limbs. Wear flattering ankle strap heels to give your legs and extra oomph.

-       Monochromatic:  A continuum of color will create an elongating silhouette. We recommend a silver skirt and pumps for an especially glamorous and sophisticated look. 

-       Tweed Skirt: Give a textured skirt such as one with tweed fabric an upgrade with patterned heels. This unexpected combo will give your outfit a surprise boost of glam.

-       High-Waisted Midi Skirt: Highlight your calves with a form-fitting, below-the-knee midi. Accent the piece with easy-to-walk in wedges.

-       Mini Skirt: A high-hemline skirt is great for showing off some leg. Show them off confidently with a pair of patterned flats.

-       Full Skirt: For a chic fashion, dress up a full, knee-length skirt with platform pumps. 

-       High-Split Pencil: A high-split pencil skirt creates a flattering long line – wear it with strappy sandals for an even more slimming effect.

Pretty Pleated Maxi Skirts For Ever-Flowing Style

While maxi dresses may always have a special place in summer trends as a go-to for instant, comfortable warm-weather glamour, it’s become pretty clear that maxi skirts have taken their place as the trendiest way to keep cool this upcoming season. Flowing fabric, long lengths, and the importance to be extra mindful of proportions make maxi skirts a not-so-easy trend to pull off, but for those who succeed, the look is romantic but still breezy with a boho-inspired feel, and undeniably comfortable. Sultry sheer panels and fun florals make these ultra-long skirts pretty, edgy, and summer-festive (especially when cinched with a wide belt), and fanciful pleats give them that extra movement so you don’t look or feel like you’re wearing a sheet. Paired with the right sleek blouse or colorful tank (or even a fitted blazer for those chillier nights out) and you’ve got yourself a bevy of day or not options for a look that’s laidback-luxe.

From left to right: NY Collection Sheer Pleated Maxi, Cremieux Miranda Floral-Print Maxi Skirt, and Hive & Honey Pleat Maxi Skirt.

– Alexandra Gambardella

Switch Things Up Between Seasons With a Knit Sweater Skirt

  • posted February 1st, 2012
  • Fashion

While traditionally reserved for cozy winter trends, ugly Christmas sweater parties, and general bundle-up weather, knitwear isn’t only for guarding yourself against the bitter cold. In fact, a knit sweater skirt can serve as an integral part of your tricky between-seasons style transition. It can be tough looking chic during the awkward winter-to-spring transition when it’s a bit too warm to rely on your cold-weather digs, but not quite warm enough to break out the Spring break wear, but a sweater skirt has you covered when it comes to further customizing your look to suit the unpredictable weather at hand. For example, this Tommy Hilfiger cable knit sweater skirt is nice and cozy when paired with tights and a crisp tailored top, but can be warmed up for spring with the right lightweight silky blouse and espadrille wedges. The same can be said for this J. Crew sweater pencil skirt – it’s the perfect mix of warm but breathable, and its stretchy knit allows for maximum curve-hugging appeal. And don’t forget to jump on spring’s midi skirt trend – this Marc by Marc Jacobs Jacosta sweater skirt allows you to get a head start on the look by rocking the trend now while it’s still chilly out!

– Alexandra Gambardella

Shake Up Your Party Look in a Metallic Fringed Skirt

  • posted December 26th, 2011
  • Fashion

Knee-Length Leather Skirts: a Little ‘Va-Va-Voom’ For The Office!

Since some of us are experiencing a killer heat wave this summer, it can be difficult to even think about the word “leather.” But since the Pre-Fall season is on every active shopper’s mind, it’s time to look forward to autumn’s biggest trends! Leather skirts are bound to be a staple next season, and while it’s no new look for the going out scene, it may surprise you to learn that more demure takes on the leather skirt are invading your future office looks… and yes, they’re classy! By staying mindful of an appropriate length, and choosing an elegant blouse or sweater to inside, leather doesn’t have to be too extreme for the workplace! Infuse a little Joan Holloway into your work routine with a stretchy sheath like this pencil skirt from Vince… but if black is a little too vampy for your taste, switch things up with blush leather or a pop of color like this Tibi skirt. Add movement despite the thick nature of the material with swingy pleats like this one from ASOS, or add visual interest with an exposed zipper and a gathered waist courtesy of Jason Wu. Either way, prepare to look at leather a whole new way!

– Alex Gambardella

Jersey Maxi Skirts For Flowy Summer Comfort!

Let’s face it — when the weather’s hot, the last thing you want to do is feel stifled by stuffy clothing that’s not nearly forgiving enough in the sweaty weather. For example, despite their breathable nature, jeans are almost always a major no-no when it comes to staying comfortable in the heat and humidity, and though mini skirts do great things for showing off our gams, a tight fit is also unsavory on a sweltering summer day! As a result, free-flowing maxi dresses of all kinds of prints, styles, and levels of dressiness have been everyone’s go-to so far this season, but if you’re more of a separates kind of gal (or just not the type to rock a dress every day of the week), how about investing in a jersey maxi skirt (or several)? Think of a flowy jersey skirt as an oversized tee for your bottom half (as weird as that sounds), as comfortable and breezy as it gets only way, only way easier to get away with in dressy situations as the look manages to look feminine, girly, and put together despite the casual fabric. Walk on the wild side with a print like this snake skin Maxi Skirt by T Bags, avoid the smock look with some pleating that provides movement like this Anthropologie Explorations Skirt, or show a little glimpse of skin with a skirt with a slit like this one by Nicole Miller!

– Alex Gambardella

Trend Alert! Would You Take Flight With a Feathered Skirt?

Calling all summer party-goers! Ditch your leather-banded pencil skirts and your silky wrap dresses — this season is all about feather-detailed pieces like flight-ready sexy miniskirts! Forget the flapper association, Dancing With The Stars costumes, and other tacky stigmas related to feathers — let these feather-detailed skirts change your mind about modern clubwear! Go “simple” with an embellished version of your typical straitlaced slim back skirt with a little black number courtesy of ADAM’s ostrich feather skirt, or mix it up with a printed version like this tiered Alice + Olivia leopard-printed feather skirt. After all, leopard is so hot right now! If you’re not afraid to mix textures and stand out, this J. Crew Naomi skirt packs plenty of sparkle with a little feather embellishment to keep things modern and interesting. But can you pull it off? What say you — are you feeling the feather embellishments, or is the look still a little too comstume-y for what the fashion world is ready for?

– Alex Gambardella

Set Sail With a Nautical Striped Mini Skirt!

Don’t have your own yacht to relax on this Spring Break? No problem — live vicariously through your wardrobe with festive nautical-inspired pieces as the weather heats up! Not quite as “sailor chic” as a striped boat-neck tee or shirt dress, a striped miniskirt puts a much sexier spin on the playful nautical-inspired style and can easily be dressed up or down for day or night, depending on shoes and accessories! Pair with a basic tee and a cute pair of wooden wedges, or tuck in a lacy tank and some platform pumps for a night out. Of course, horizontal stripes can be tricky to pull off, especially when it comes to body-con banded style skirts that accentuate the shape of your hips and behind, so be sure to be conscious of the way these sailor-inspired stripes flatter your figure!

Pictured above: Torn by Ronny Kobo Astrid Mini Stripe Skirt, Forever 21 Striped Bodycon Skirt, Topshop Navy Stripe Belted Bodycon Skirt, and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Striped Skirt with Belt.

– Alex Gabardella

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Hemlines Are Getting Lower This Season with Mid-Length Skirts

  • posted February 1st, 2011
  • Fashion

While the weather is slowly (but surely!) warming up as we creep into spring, hemlines are actually getting longer! After all, we’ve already explored the realm of all things “mini,” and we’ve had our fill of maxi-length skirts and dresses as well, so it’s about time we found a happy medium and tried something fresh with midi skirts! But don’t worry — more leg coverage doesn’t necessarily mean the trends are trying to turn you ultra-conservative this season! Sure, mid-length skirts may not show off as much skin as a mini, but they can still be totally sexy in a sophisticated sort of way when paired with a slinky cami and strappy platforms! Plus, the movement of a swingy skirt leaves plenty to the imagination while managing to be flirty and fun, perfect for sunny, breezy spring days ahead! Go festive and floral with a floral high-waisted skirt like this full skirt from Urban Outfitters or this pleated one from American Apparel, or go vintage-y with lace and mixed textures with this Chandelier skirt available from ASOS. If voluminous skirts aren’t your cup of tea, this Thakoon silk skirt has a slimmer fit, but still has plenty of gorgeous swingy movement thanks to its draped silhouette!

- Alex Gambardella