THE MIDI SKIRT
Honestly, it’s more of a 3/4 length skirt on me — but I love it just the same.
Finding the perfect midi skirt is not easy… from too much fabric, awkward length hems, to flaring too much. I got lucky and found this mesh neoprene midi on a mannequin as soon as I got off of the escalator at Bloomingdales. While I am a fan of showing off legs in short hems — especially with a summer tan — I also appreciate a more modest hem now. It’s really nice to be able to walk without having to readjust your skirt
seventeen times a minute due to a short hem + heels. Not sure if this is me getting older or just trying out a new trend — either way, I’m liking it. The pleated mesh prevents it from being a plain circle skirt void of detail. I paired my AQUA midi with a neoprene Clover Canyon crop which mimicked the skirt’s fabric.
Quick sidenote: I love Clover Canyon, but they blocked me on Twitter ever since I replied to one of their twitpic’s saying “WTF are those pants”. Please tell me if any of you would wear these… #click …That is one trend I will absolutely never try, but hey — do you. I still am allowed to think they’re ugly.
Since the skirt was my statement piece I chose the ‘Nudist’ sandal by Stuart Weitzman (he makes the BEST shoes) to keep the focus on the skirt. I love these sandals because they are simple yet elegant. They can be worn with any outfit — and apparently you can run in them…
I kept the jewelry to a minimum as well: same sole diamond pendant necklace I never take off, diamond stud earrings, same Tacori gemstone bracelet, & rings — obviously.
So next time you have a family event that you don’t want to have your grandma ask where the other half of your dress/skirt/shorts/etc went… grab a midi skirt!
Top: Clover Canyon
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman