Posts tagged ‘skirt’
Go Bulk or Go Home
I’m convinced that more women are afraid of testing the maxi trend than they are peplums. Everyday I get on the subway and have to meander my way through endless ruffles and peplums on everything from jackets to skirts to blouses to dog collars (fact). Now, before I go any further let me just say that I have nothing against peplums. It’s a trend I still have yet to try for fear of the accentuating affect, but it’s only a matter of
days time before curiosity gets the best of me.
More on that later though as I’d like to discuss maxi lengths here.
I’ve mentioned before that they’re the perfect transition piece from spring to summer before you’ve applied a sufficient amount of self-tanner to the legs, but what about in the fall/winter?
I’m all about toying with proportions and in the past have found that a maxi skirt paired with winter appropriate tops can be unflattering in the sort of way that you never want to look like a tree trunk. But when I received this Michael Kors skirt, I knew there was no way I’d let it hang in my closet until next spring/summer. So to the drawing board (otherwise known as the closet) I went and began testing out different looks.
I tried everything from short sweaters to fitted tees and had zero luck. It was then that I decided it was go bulky or go home and I opted for a longer and slightly slouchy sweater with a more structured blazer on top. Jackpot! All this time I’d approached the winterizing of maxi skirts by trying lighter pieces on top like I do in the summer, when in actuality all I had to do was embrace the bulk!
// photos by Emily Malan
Doily Doily Do Da Da
I never considered doilies on clothing until Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2012 collection. After that it was like “Grandma, remove that doily from beneath your vase (editors note: pronounced vah-zz) and stitch that to my body!”
While the Louis Vuitton collection is about as unattainable to me as the crown jewels, my beloved Asos happened to create a skirt that’s almost an exact replica. It’s a bit rogue of me to have something so dainty in my closet, but I have not a single ounce of buyers remorse.
We’ll see how I translate this into the cooler months though. Perhaps I’ll go totally offensive and pair it with a flannel and combat boots.
// photos by Gillian Smelick
I’d like to preface this post with two things: 1) I can hear the shrieks from my SF friends about this Mets jacket. This is not a fan jacket, it’s just a jacket. Had I a Giants one, I would wear that too. 2) I’m not a Mets fan. (I actually don’t really care about baseball — way more into football).
Now onto more important matters.
This jacket has been with me since high school. It first belonged to my friend Andie (actually, it belonged to some kid named Justin first. I don’t know Justin but his name is written in sharpie on the tag), but I borrowed it so often that she ended up just letting me have it. Though it’s normally something I’d never even consider when perusing the vintage racks on Haight Street, there’s something about a bright satin line jacket that just rubs me the right way — kind of like a man who normally wears these kinds of jackets rubbing his beer belly at the game (hot dog in mouth should also be a part of this visual).
Since high school however, I really haven’t worn it that much, but it beckons my name every time I peep into my closet. Finally, after four years in this big city, I decided to brave the streets of New York and all it’s crazy Yankees fans and wear a sports jacket for a team I fail to care or know anything about. Because to me this jacket isn’t about the team. It’s about the satin. The almost fluorescent colors. The bubbly fit. The fact that it can add a playful element to the most sophisticated outfits (and leopard pony hair heels). And that it’s just one of those items I will never get rid of.
And that is my lesson in sports wear for the day.
Vintage jacket | Vince tank top c/o | Asos skirt | Walter Steiger heels | Proenza Schouler bag | Ray-Ban sunglasses | Catbird & Gorjana rings | Asos, Tom Binns, Jennifer Fischer, Odette, & 2Bandits bracelets
// photos by Emily Malan
Cropped and Bare
Let’s keep the whole cropped trend going here, shall we?
First you saw the swan pants and now I share with you the swan cropped top. I have been known to wear them together but it’s so hot outside that the sole thought of wearing pants is frightening. What can I say, I like a breeze on me knees.
The whole “cropped top” trend scared me at first. Bare tummy? Hell no. But then I remembered the delightfully high-waisted pieces that are slowly taking over my wardrobe. You’re telling me that instead of doing the peek-a-boo-look-at-my-belly-button look, I could do the sliver of skin peeking out between my top and skirt? Deal.
This has since been a pretty go-to look for me (I even cut a t-shirt in a moment of frustration because I didn’t have enough crop skin sliver tops), and have to say that extra bit of breeze on the upper midriff is as good as it feels on the knees.
Even the arrow points at my midriff!