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Don’t Skirt the Issue…Skirts Are the Issue

While inventorying our closets, we realized the wardrobe item taking up the least amount of space was skirts. We began to wonder why…did our mother not like skirts and not dress us in them as children? Do they not think flatter our bodies? Or, do we just decide to skip a step and buy a dress instead? Whatever the reason, we think we are making a mistake.

Think about it…with a change of top or shoes, a skirt can go from really dressy to really casual. A pencil skirt looks just as great with a pair of flats as it does with the highest heels you can wear and still remain vertical. With versatility comes options…less pieces, more outfits.

Below are some of Tracy’s skirts…her options outnumbered Alison’s. After preparing this post, we think we will probably explore skirt options more in the future.

We absolutely love the brightness of this pencil skirt (similar). Most women think you have to be a Size 2 to wear one, but not true. Pencil skirts are flattering on so many body types, especially ones with curves. So don’t be shy…flaunt it! We’re sure you recognize this perfect white shirt. We both own several and it goes with so many things. As we have said many times…nothing better than a crisp white shirt. We also love to wear this skirt with a chambray shirt for a more casual look. Go neutral with the shoes and bag so they don’t compete with the skirt. A touch of color and sparkle is added with earrings and bracelets (similar here & similar here).

 

If you wear your white jeans as often as we do, doesn’t it make sense to buy a white denim skirt just to switch things up?!! This short denim skirt is perfect for summer. The length is the same as shorts but makes the outfit a little more put together. This blue tank is comfy and the neckline is flattering for women of all ages. These sandals should be called the perfect sandals…comfy, durable and look great with just about any outfit. Add some great silver accessories (here, here, here & here)  and shades, and you are summer ready.

 

This skirt is a favorite (unfortunately sold out so here is a similar option) from one of our favorite lines…Who What Wear at Target. We have shown this skirt before with a tailored white shirt but we also love the simplicity of the black tank. The wedge shoes are perfect for the outfit but flat sandals would be great too. We thought the hat was a fun addition. If you are hesitant to wear a hat…be bold. They make you look fabulous!!! Finishing off the outfit are earrings, bracelets (here, here & similar here), watch and sunglasses. A great look for a date night or a summer party.

Hope these looks have inspired you (as they have us) to venture into the world of skirts. Doing so will bring out your creativity. See how many looks you can get from one skirt. We would love to hear from you and see pictures of how many options one skirt can offer.

Next week on the blog…the wardrobe item taking up the most space in our closets. Hint: you have seen it a lot on our blog and it is not shoes. Check back next week to see if you guessed right!