I must acknowledge that for a gal that doesn’t like mini skirts (see my confessions in my previous post), you sure are seeing a lot of leg lately. The fun thing with style; however, is to experiment with different looks and discover what you prefer.
While I know many people who look fantastic in a short skirt and high heels, this pairing is simply not me. First, I am more of a casual person and generally prefer the comfort and functionality of flats (not always, but definitely more now that I’m home with my kids and working on my feet). Second, for me, I feel a little “va-va-voom” with a short skirt and heels. Perhaps for a dressy night out, I feel more comfortable, but generally it’s not a look I prefer nor am confident wearing.
However, a skirt doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be dressy or wear a heel. I know, this is in defiance to previous beliefs that a heel lengthens your legs. And they do! However, get more mileage out of your minis by topping it with a casual sweater and a pair of sneakers. Or, continue to dress it up but with a neutral pair of loafers (as seen last week). The neutral color continues the length of the leg without the heel.Also, take note that I am tucking the sweater (and tucked my tee in last week’s post). The mini skirt is not tight but rather boxy instead. If I were to leave the oversized sweater untucked, it would make me generally look bigger and without any shape. A sloppy tuck visually breaks up a potentially boxy look and draws the eye to the waist. It also looks more “casually cool” than a total tuck…and who wants to tuck an entire sweater anyway??
Happy Friday readers! Thank you so much for following along on my style journeys. I’m planning some more fun content coming to the blog this fall and winter. Stay tuned…and share with friends. ~Jenn