Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Perfect Midi

Daily Outfit, 2/16/11

Even though the midi-skirt trend sort of scares me, it’s something I have wanted to try.  I’d admired the midi-skirt wearing skills of both Steph at The Dashing Eccentric (here and here) and Christine at My Style Pill (here) but wasn’t positive it was something I could pull off.  I was fairly sure my height would let me wear these skirts, but I was worried about looking too frumpy.  I didn’t have any midi-skirts in my closet to experiment with, but also didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that I might possibly not be able to wear.

So, I’ve been looking in thrift stores for the perfect midi-skirt for months now.  And a couple of weeks ago, I finally found it!  This skirt is exactly what I was looking for.  It’s the perfect length, it’s an A-line (my preferred shape) and it has a wide waist-band (I loathe skinny bands).  It’s also a lovely grey, fully lined, and has an interesting design element which my new best friend, Ferge, says makes me look thin.  Thanks, Ferge!

Even though the skirt is perfect, I still wasn’t sure what to wear with it.  As I said, I didn’t want to be too frumpy, but at the same time, I wanted to stay with the librarian feel of the skirt because that’s something I like about them.  Enter this fabulous wine-colored blouse (Mossimo/Target) and my peacock-colored cardigan (a.n.a/JC Penney), both of which look wonderful with grey.  I finished the look with wine-colored tights (Hue via Nordstrom Rack), a thin black belt (INC via Macy’s) and my ubiquitous black booties.

What about you, dear readers?  Are you midi-skirt wearers?  Any tips and tricks I should know for remixing this skirt?

Happy Wednesday, and as always, thank you for reading!