Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What to Wear: Full Skirt

Ah, Fall! I'm already feeling your pressure on my wardrobe. Which is inconvenient since it's actually summer here in San Francisco. At least I can count on it always being suitably cold here at night for my thick sweaters. Here's a request from Sharmyn:
Here is my dilemma. My husband bought me a beautiful skirt from Anthropologie a few months ago. It is an ivory toile with pintucks at the top and battenburg lace insets. It also has a slight bustle in the back with a ribbon. It is sort of like this Blanca skirt but more formal and very feminine.

I really, really love it and want to wear it but I just can't figure out what kind of top to put with it. Tucked, untucked, blousy, tailored, jacket, twin set I would love to see what kind of things you come up with. My only stipulations are that I can't wear sleeveless or a plunging neckline.
The key to wearing a fuller skirt is to have something a little tighter and shorter on top. Belted jackets, turtlenecks, sweaters, really a ton of things can work. Here's one option for fall:

Skirt - Why does this Anthropologie link work but no others? I've probably just jinxed it.
Sweater - LOVE this. Want to marry it and wear it every day.
Boots - Nice little boots that don't cost a fortune.
Bag - From Forever21 believe it or not.
Headband - Tortoise is just right with this combo.
Bracelet - I have a version of this! Very delicate.

So cute! I love this outfit and hopefully so will Sharmyn.

8 comments:

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love.boxes said...

Really cute outfit Miss Emily. :)

amanda said...

Love this outfit... especially the sweater. I think I could marry it as well. haha!

Sharmyn said...

OH! It's perfect! Thank you Emily - I can't wait to wear this. I love the tortoise headband too. Hooray! Thank you, thank you!!

michelle said...

Ooooh, you have got me in the mood for Fall!

Gen Gen said...

I love the outfit too. My only question is can you still wear a white skirt after labor day. I'm in Cleveland, and its kind of a no no...but just would like to know the thoughts of others...

Such a cute blog.

MissEm said...

I say you can! I love wearing white combined with greys and browns in the fall and winter.

Gen Gen said...

Thanks for the reply!
I have a skirt very simmilar to the one you showed, from the gap, I might wear it this weekend sort of how you suggested it, as it is getting cold out here. :) Thanks!