|Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget).|
Spring is here! It has been so nice to enjoy slightly warmer weather and to remember that we have legs that might like to see daylight once again so Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I thought we’d devote April’s “How I Wear My” to that very versatile wardrobe item, the skirt.
Chances are you have several hanging in your closet and after you see this post you are going to want to get them all out and start wearing them regularly again (or maybe that’s just me). From pleated to pencil, from maxi to mini, and everything in between, check out all these great skirts!
Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget), my lovely “How I Wear My” partner, has picked a neutral path with her gray thrifted pencil skirt, quilted sweatshirt from H&M, Vince Camuto tassel necklace (love!) and slouchy gray booties. I think this is a great transitional look as we move further into spring and I love the pop of color on her nails.
|Tamera of Tamera Beardsley.|
It’s no secret that I love old Hollywood glamour so this picture of Tamera with the fur stole and the turban and wearing a crochet skirt on the beach is knocking me out. Mr. DeMille, Tamera is ready for her close-up!
|Details of Tamera’s anklets.|
|Elsie of The Cooking Wardrobe.|
I think Elsie of The Cooking Wardrobe looks so ethereal and beautiful in her unusual print Jacqui-E skirt worn with a Dolman-sleeved black blouse reminiscent of a kimono. I love the entire outfit set against such a lush and gorgeous background!
|Trina of Tea Time With Trina.|
Trina of Tea Time With Trina said of her skirt, “I really wanted to invest in a new pleated skirt this season but one that could be worn in a variety of ways. When I saw this little number I just knew it was the one.”
I love this picture of Trina so much. I think the entire look is Updated Grace Kelly, from the denim jacket to the pleated skirt, from the knotted scarf to the navy patent bag, capped off with sunglasses and chunky gold jewelry. Adore!
|Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb.|
Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb wrote of her outfit, “My chevron midi skirt is an oldie but a goodie. And with the weather in the UK just warm enough to bare some pale legs, it’s been nice to think about wearing something other than skinny jeans and boots. I’ve worn this skirt so many times on the blog and have just realized it works so well with neon.”
I never get tired of chevron stripes so I can’t help but love this look!
|Sue of A Colourful Canvas.|
Sue of A Colourful Canvas made this pretty pleated yellow skirt (and you know I am partial to a home-sewn skirt)! I love that she paired it with a paler yellow shirt and gave the whole outfit a vintage twist with the red belt and bag and scarf in her hair.
|Jan of Fort Smith Stylista.|
Jan of Fort Smith Stylista said, “I’m thoroughly obsessed by midis this Spring, and it’s a fun challenge trying to make them work for me!”
I love the color and length of Jan’s dusty rose skirt, especially paired with this shade of blue. I don’t own a skirt of this kind at all, but Jan’s photo makes me want to fix that, stat! The best part? Just like Sue, above, in fact, INSPIRED BY SUE, Jan made this skirt! What?!? Now I want one!
|Sheree of It’s Not That Deep.|
Sheree of It’s Not That Deep wrote of her look, “The ‘skirt’ is actually a vintage dress. I decided to go with a feminine modern edge and teamed it with a neoprene top and white pumps.”
Sheree thought it might be a good styling tip to show everyone this look, and I agree because I have done this myself by covering up the top half of a dress with another garment to give the appearance of wearing a skirt. Have you tried this too?
|Bella of The Citizen Rosebud.|
Bella of The Citizen Rosebud is pairing one of my favorite color combos—red, black and white. I love that skirt (and I think Elsa Schiaparelli would’ve too, do note the lobster!), and I like the addition of animal print boots!
|Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style Files.|
Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style Files shows us how to mix patterns in such a great way—I am wild about this blue leopard sweater next to a skirt featuring oversized flowers. Perfection!
|Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades.|
Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades said of her look, “I love this versatile striped skirt that I used as the feature to come up with two different takes on the nautical theme.”
This is such a great look with the blazer and neutral bag and I think the anchor T-shirt is a wonderful touch!
Miki said of her look, “I love wearing fun patterned skirts with a simple top and some sparkling accessories!”
Miki’s pencil skirt is by Charter Club and it’s great worn in combination with a citrine top by J. Crew. If you’re interested in the Silpada necklace she is wearing you can contact her here.
|Ana of Mrs. American Made.|
Ana of Mrs. American Made wrote of her outfit, “This is a super springy look with a short floral silk skirt by Velvet and a bright tomato red T-shirt James Perse. The simple T-shirt and elastic-waist skirt is extra comfy and easy for weekend wear, but I made it look a bit more polished with the bow belt and quick updo. I find I do wear skirts a bit on the short side, but being only 5’3 I think the length is better for me.”
Ana brings up an interesting point—do you favor a certain length in your skirt because of your height?
|Silk Path Diary.|
Silk Path Diary wrote, “I love wearing skirts - even my new found passion for boyfriend jeans has not diminished my joy in wearing skirts all year round. They are probably the most versatile items in my entire closet.”
The skirt she is wearing here is a vintage Max Mara. I just love the center front box pleat and that she is wearing the skirt with a gray cable-knit sweater and golden yellow silk scarf. What a great color combination.
|Linda of A Labour of Life.|
Linda of A Labour of Life wrote of her look, “I wear my skirts with textured tights and bright sweaters.”
I realized after seeing Linda’s picture that this is what I need to try—textured tights! I always love this look on other ladies but don’t own textured tights myself. The ones Linda is wearing here are from Old Navy. If any of you babes out there have other brand suggestions for textured tights, let me know what they are!
|Anne of Music and Markets.|
Anne of Music and Markets said, “Oh how eager I am to wear this skirt again, winter just WON’T let go here in the DC area!”
She’s wearing a lovely floral print pencil skirt from Talbots and—lucky lady—is walking along the shore of Lake Iseo in Italy.
|Jenni of AfrockinNZ.|
Jenni of AfrockinNZ was given this skirt by a good friend of her. She wrote, “It has such a pretty design to it. With the elasticized waist I can wear it high, as seen in this picture, or I can wear it lower on my hips. It has a pretty black ribbon that wraps around it and can tie into a big bow. It makes me feel very feminine.”
This is the kind of skirt that is just so perfect in springtime, don’t you think?
|Kim of Northern California Style.|
|Fiona of Avenue 57.|
Fiona of Avenue 57 wrote, “I love this skirt so much – it’s so versatile and easy to wear, day or night.”
I love how Fiona showed us her two different ways to wear this floral skirt. Talk about taking it from day to night!
|In front of Farrell’s Bar & Grill in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. The place to be on parade day!|
I will admit that skirts are not a mainstay for me. I find them too restrictive for my everyday life, which, now that the weather is going to warm up, will include a lot of outdoor time with kids on scooters and bikes. But I wanted to get skirt pictures during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in my neighborhood of Park Slope so I opted for a basic black pencil skirt from J. Crew and riding boots. My daughter is an Irish step dancer and while her group marches in the parade, all of us parents are in the back, walking the parade route as well, with the very glamorous job of holding the girls’ jackets!
My friend Gwynne, also my fearless photographer, has a daughter in the same Irish step dance troupe so she brought her camera and after the parade we wanted to capture the scene in Windsor Terrace, where the parade ends. This is Farrell’s Bar & Grill, which is a Brooklyn institution, opening in 1933 just after Prohibition was lifted. The crowds spill over outside the bar every year after the parade, where they drink on the sidewalk from Styrofoam containers and the NYPD keeps a watchful eye on proceedings! I couldn’t help jumping right next to the men in blue for a picture.
|I feel so safe next to New York’s finest!|
|A family affair: Two of the young men pictured here are sons of the drummer!|
Gwynne and I were also on the hunt for a man in a kilt to join the skirt fun so it seemed beyond lucky when an entire pipes and drums band came outside of a house down the street from Farrell’s for a smoke after celebratory post-parade drinks inside. They kindly agreed to pictures and then picked up their instruments and started to play right there in front of the house. God I love New York. And men in kilts!
|Parades bring people together!|
For May we are going to focus on footwear, specifically, sneakers! Can you find a way to make them part of a fashion statement? If yes, please join us for “How I Wear My: Sneakers” by sending a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5, 2014.
Do stop by Adrienne’s to see even more fabulous looks featuring skirts.
And thank you to all the fine foxes who joined us this month!