I am so glad I came across your blog via the Rookie Moms site. I need this fashion kick in the butt to get out of my yoga pants. I feel I often find great pieces and then get them home and don't know what to do with them. Case in point, I just ordered this skirt and am super excited about it, but am I limited to a white tank? If you could give me another recommendation, I'd really appreciate it.
I took one look at this skirt, Jenn, and immediately contacted the designer (via Etsy, love that!).
It's on-trend, gorgeous, yet as comfy as sweatpants. You should be super-excited about it! Nice. Pick. Ms. Krista over at Satin Stitch Designs was kind enough to send a skirt over to me so I could style it up here. (And psst! Each is custom made, so no hemming required. That is much appreciated by this short Mama.)
Jenn, since you are writing in looking for ideas, I'll skip over the obvious stuff like the white tank you already mentioned, or a black tee, or chambray shirt, or even a denim jacket...right? I mean...any of those would be fabulous with this skirt, but since you took the trouble to write in, let me see if I can do something a bit more interesting. Here we go.
Long Knits + Sneaks
No matter how short you are, long skinny layers on top of long skinny layers almost always works. And it doesn't have to be a sweater - a long, drapy tank would work just as well. The key is nailing the proportion (which depends on body type). Jenn, you mentioned you were tall, so knock yourself out on this one.
I am un-tall. So I go with a shortish longer sweater.
And if you were ever wondering what the most awkwardly worded sentence in the history of English language would look like...there you have it. You are welcome.
(wearing: Stylemint sweater - similar on sale for $17!...skirt...shoes)
With a Baseball Tee
R's t-ball started last week. Welllllll.....more accurately it started roughly a month ago, but I forgot about it until last week. Thankfully, they let him join late. This is where I start reminding myself of my other good mom qualities....
So baseball has been on my brain. And I've been wearing my baseball tee with all kinds of fancy-pants bottoms...like this chevron striped maxi skirt! I loved the playfulness of this pairing.
A superhero never hurts either. Incidentally, we now own FOUR of those damn shirts.
I wore this to happy hour at St. James pub in Ardmore (good, but too expensive). Gosh, look at how tired I am here. This Spring has just about done me in. But Baseball tees! Yes. Perfect with any skirt.
With Mixed Prints
Any time I can make a cute outfit out of pieces that - when you boil it all down - feel like t-shirts and sweatpants...that's outfit perfection right there. One of my fav tricks (besides the baseball tee above) is to mix prints. It always looks more sophisticated than it deserves, yet is quirky enough to feel effortless, rather than fussy.
Have you tried the whole pattern mixing trick yet? When I'm playing around with mixed prints, I find that the following never fails me:
- Pair straight lines with curvy lines
- Keep one color in common
Uh...that's it. As long as I'm doing both of those, it almost always works. And curvy lines can be just about any pattern: dots, florals, paisley, etc. And straight lines can be stripes, chevron, plaid. Make sense?
Jenn, I hope this helps! Thank you so much for writing in with your fab find!