Must agree that wearing long skirts in summer can be tricky. As cute and “summery” as they might be, they can also be hot as all hell. But autumn’s cool breezes suddenly turn ornamental skirtails into functional pieces, keeping our gams cool, but still noticeably stylin’ under close-to-sheer fabrics. Here’s a guide to keeping warm and looking cool while skipping out on the whole Olsen frumpiness vibe.
The general rule is to keep bulkiness either on top or on bottom, but in this case, loose-fitting threads can be worn in both places. Pair a flowy, a-line skirt with a slightly cropped sweater or button-up shirt by keeping the waist cinched, either by tucking it in or using a belt. Pairing an a-line skirt with a tight sweater or blouse can look too home-on-the-prairie. And as always, heels give the look a less bohemian and more sophisticated feel.
To copycat the sassiness of the skirt, pair with an unzipped, well-fitted jacket with a solid tank underneath. Or to rev up grunge, pair with a loose, long-sleeve cropped tee, especially if it has a vintage band name slashed across the front. To dress it up, tuck a sleek blouse with a plunging neckline (and preferably a plunging back, to boot) into a tight maxi skirt of the same color. Black skirts and tops match best, but can cause one to look like a siren.
Autumn calls for rich solids and textures opposed to the florals and stripes of summer. Work a summer skirt by layering with a long blazer for a subtle pop of print.
This is the one maxi skirt you can dress up with a bunch of sweaters. The volume on top dwindles. It becomes balanced with exposed ankles clad in super high heels or boots, adding sleekness to an otherwise heavy look.
Courtesy: – Marissa Oswald