Before you shout at me about crop tops in January, no, I did not actually wear this outside today. I'm not sure if this is solely because I just didn't bother going outside today at all, or if my practical side would have intervened and shouted at me on your behalf... Hmmm... Anyhow, this is the first of - count 'em - three takes on this fabulous navy Façonnable midi skirt I bought at Marshalls last week. As this is my first attempt at styling a midi skirt, I thought I'd shop my closet a bit and come up with some outfits that will be ready to go once the weather starts to warm up a bit (haha!) in the coming months.
When I first saw this skirt, I was really into it but worried it would look frumpy or dowdy, especially as I'm on the petite side of things (5'4) and have short-ish legs. So, I dropped any ideas I had about wearing a jacket or blazer with the skirt, and went in the complete opposite direction: an almost bra-top-like crop top with a ridiculously gorgeous statement necklace, a leopard clutch, and funky heels. I dare you to call this outfit frumpy.
As you know, I have a wall of heels in my closet, but am a perpetual wimp when it comes to actually wearing them outside. This skirt is going to force my hand a bit, because heels are 100% necessary for a skirt this length. Flats just won't cut it. In a perfect world, I'd be wearing Saint Laurent's Jane sandals (see here) with this outfit, but alas, they are stupidly expensive and I cannot afford them. I've been trying to track down a good "dupe" of them, and the closest I've come is the pair put out by Zara last summer, which were sadly way too narrow for my feet.
Skirt: Façonnable via Marshalls ($50!)
Crop Top: American Apparel
Clutch: J. Crew
I'm already head over heels (har har!) for this skirt. It was not difficult at all to quickly come up with three different outfits for it, so I think with a bit more digging around in my closet, I'll find even more options. Be sure to check back soon (or, even better, give my blog a follow!) to see the two other outfits I put together!
How would you wear a midi skirt? Have you hopped on this trend bandwagon, or are you staying far away?