It's Spring… with Jack Frost hanging on in some areas.
It’s the time of the year where it might be chilly in the morning, hot in the afternoon and raining when you think it is supposed to be sunny… well at least that’s how it feels in Michigan.
So how do you dress without feeling like you’re taking your whole closet with you?
This weekend I attended a baby shower. It was chilly outside (almost cold enough for my winter coat).
I wore a shawl over a sleeveless dress. I also wore bare legs and strappy open toe sandals.
It was a perfect amount of pieces to my outfit! Once we got moving (and talking) the room got warm and the shawl was left at my chair. The sandals helped cool me down too.
If it had been raining I had a towel in my car to wipe my feet and if I was cold I could always go get my coat from the car to cover my legs.
I love to run around and be helpful. I love to move. Skirts and I have had a long Love/Hate relationship… until I found the perfect length for me.
My favorite skirts end just above the knee or just below the knee (Chanel length or your knee diamonds).
They give me the opportunity to sit nicely without worrying that every pleat is in it’s place. I can move, pick up items from the ground AND I can dress them up with a heel or dress them down with a flat.
I have a few dresses that are at this length and it is so freeing to know that I don’t have to worry about “behaving”. Instead I can help carry gifts, sit in a chair with my hands full, or even capture escaping kiddos.
On a regular day-to-day basis I have a few cotton skirts that hit just below my knee and I honestly live in them once the weather is warmer. I can sit, stand, kneel, run errands and they even look cute with my grey and lime green sneakers!
If this length isn’t your favorite… maxi-length skirts are a great find too. Maxi-Length skirts (and dresses) are ankle length skirts that allow you to feel cooler (heat-wise) while still being covered.
Maxi-Length Skirts have a warning attached to them! Choose prints that are in your color pallet. Prints help women maximize assets and minimize trouble areas (at the same time!). When wearing this look make sure the cut of the fabric shows that you have a waist (even if it is the seams on the garment… you should look like you have a waist). Long skirts should be paired with a tank top, fitted jacket or another closer fit top.
Use Polyvore to find some cute long skirt options here.
Alright ladies! Question time for you!
· Do you dare bare your upper arms?
· What is your favorite skirt or dress length?