It officially hit 100 degrees in Oklahoma, making wardrobe decisions a little more tricky. Skirts are my saving grace during these hot summers because I can put on a cool tank with them and I am good to go!
Because of this reason I decided to do a skirt post (and maybe I got a request or two from friends). This is NOT a post for skirts in the fall or winter, maybe another time…..
I recently discovered Lularoe – which I was weirded out by at first, but now I love it! I wear this skirt to work all the time because it is comfy, cool, and easy to dress up or down! (Also makes my butt look PRETTY good if I must say so myself)
This one is perfect with an army vest (which btw is a MUST have) but also looks awesome with a slouchy tee tied to the side. My new “thing” is to wear a color shirt that is very similar to the skirt or pants I am wearing and layer a jacket or vest over it – that way there isn’t too much going on and it also creates a slimming effect.
They have great vests at Old Navy, as well as these amazing high-neck tanks!
When I pick out tops or accessories I look for one of the smaller colors within the print and go with that – like these burgundy shoes and the floral print in the skirt. OR wear a striped/graphic tee and mix prints. (Keep it simple though)
Here are some more ways that I style the skirt – SO EASY. Tuck it in and wear a jacket/vest, or just front tuck it.
Here is why I front tuck:
I go from looking like a blob to looking like I have shape. ‘Nuf said.
Here is another look I’ve done with a black pencil skirt. I tucked in a black came and wore a lace crop top with it – giving the illusion of a black fitted dress underneath.
Hi-Lo and Maxi:
These skirts are so beautiful, but my goodness, not easy to wear. Luckily for you, I finally figured it out – crop top.
The great thing about a crop top is that you don’t have to tuck it or tie it, just throw it on! I got both of these from Express – and they both hit right at the waist line of my skirts, so I don’t have to have abs! Yay!
Another thing I have to say about these is that because the skirt has volume, it doesn’t look right if you wear something voluminous on top – so wear something formfitting with it.
THESE ARE MY FAVORITE! From LOFT, of course, because of the structure they are very flattering as well. My favorite is to wear a high-neck tank with them and a statement necklace.
The second skirt is more fitted, which is why I put a more voluminous top with it.
However, the first skirt has more of a flare to it – so it looks better with a more fitted top. (This is one of my main “go-to”s this summer)
Below is another LOFT skirt. And again I am wearing it with one of the Old Navy high-neck tank tops!
As you can tell, I have an a-line skirt formula – fitted tank, pendant necklace, maybe a belt. Pretty easy. I don’t really feel like talking about them any more because I have more important things to get to =D.
A t-shirt can also look good with these, just make sure it is fitted and not super loose! (Maybe even tied to the outside)
This is another one of my current favorites. It is a little bit awkward to wear, and you almost always have to have on heels, but I do love a good midi skirt.
I had my husband help me take this picture, which is why it looks like it was taken from space – BUT you get the idea. I put a crop top with it – SURPRISE! And I would also wear it with the striped one I paired with the purple maxi. And guess what, I’m NOT wearing heels with this look, just really cool sandals.
I also have worn a fitted tank with this – but I do like the crop top better. I would not wear this with a t-shirt because I do think it would be too much volume and it could appear frumpy.
I have done a few posts about these little mini skirts from J.Crew, so I will just repost a few pictures here!
To end my skirt segment – if it is a tight skirt, wear a loose top with it. If it is a voluminous skirt, wear a fitted top with it……. think that about covers it!
What topics should I cover next? Let me know!!