Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Full Skirts Are In

Blouse, Worthington. Waistcoat, Old Navy. Skirt, George. Slingbacks, Linea Paolo. Bag, Franco Sarto. Charm necklace, thrifted. Beaded mini-hoop earrings, Delia*s.

You know you’ve reached fashion saturation when you flip through the new In Style and nothing surprises you. “Yellow is hot” – yeah, we know. “Jewel tones for fall” – isn’t that EVERY fall? “Full skirts are in” – duh. It may not be a surprise, but I’m still grateful for the full skirt’s current popularity. They are flattering, feminine, and so comfortable on a hot, humid day. I simply can’t imagine pouring myself into trousers or a pencil skirt when it’s a steamy 85 degrees. Of course, I’ll wear full skirts all winter too, with thick tights and boots, long after they’ve fallen out of favor. Bottom line, if something works for you and your style, keep it. It will be “in” every few years and you’ll have an opportunity to replenish your stock. And there’s always the thrift stores to pick up the discards of the more fashion fickle.

12 comments:

Kim said...

Oh wise guru fashion teacher... How you've taught me the benefit of an a-line skirt! I love them now, though I used to never enjoy wearing skirts or dresses.

Love this color combination.

~Tessa said...

I've been out of town with no lap top. Your blog was my first stop - so fun to catch up on your outfits!
~Tessa
P.S. I got and responded to your email in the midst of the Montreal Jass Festival!

~Tessa said...

Oops - that's JAZZ Festival
~Tessa

Leslie said...

Love the skirt...and still love the shoes and the bag.

Where can you buy "George" clothes? I know I have seen them and that they were cute and affordable but can't remember the outlet. My new favorite clothing store is Steve and Barry's. I highly recommend it if you have one.

I haven't made it to the dry cleaner this week to pick up my usual "go to" staples so I've been "forced" to be more creative with the skirts in the back of my closet. I've been surprised to realize how ladylike I've felt. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stacy said...

That's a great skirt. And, I'm with you on the "full skirts being in." They always are in my book.

workthatwardrobe said...

I second and third your thoughts on the skirts and the importance of wearing what you like and not being dictated to by fashion.
I think it is OK to use current trends as an inspiration but not as a dictation.
By the way I have now posted my ten piece capsule wardrobe to last a working week. Reading your blog and following your advice over the past few weeks certainly made it easier.

Kasmira said...

George is a Wal*Mart brand. They also have George ME (designed by Mark Eisen). I think George is also available in Europe, via Asda.

April said...

How is the quality of the George brand clothes? I see cute stuff at Wal-mart every now and then and think about stopping and grabbing items like little sun dresses and tops, but always hold out. I am getting to a point where I prefer quality over quantity (which is why i stopped buying Old navy, even though I love their stuff).

Kasmira said...

I've been happy with all the George items I own/owned (2 skirts, 2 tanks, necklace, sunglasses). No busted seams, hanging threads, or popped buttons.

I also shop in the junior's section at Wal*Mart and have a few No Boundaries items as well (2 jackets, 2 tanks, and fishnet stockings). The only problem I've had is with the button coming off one jacket - but I've had that happen on higher end coats too!

Leslie said...

I felt the same way reading my new In Style Tuesday night-- I would say 10 years of reading magazines religiously has me saturated!

Say said...

I'm with you on the InStyle comment. I mean, didn't we just see the "10 Best Drew Barrymore Outfits" 6 months ago?

I love the look of the vest with that skirt, and I like how you've paired it with all neutrals. Very classy look.

The Cocoa Goddess said...

Lovely and classic look!