Skirts are the best. I am not a wearer of shorts, with rare exceptions, like cleaning the house and walking the beach. I own one pair of cotton knee length shorts. I don’t often wear capris either, perhaps because my mother does, and I feel old in them. No judgement on capris – hey, major fashun women wear them and look glorious. They just feel like my pants are too short, and they’re really only two inches cooler on one’s leg than ankle pants. These are cute, but they don’t make me feel great:
That leaves me dresses and skirts. I adore summer dresses, and have about five that I wear regularly. But skirts are still my favorites, for all the mixing possibilities. All my tops work with them: long or short sleeve knit tees, lacy crop tops (by crop, I mean to the waist), tanks, light cardigans and even the occasional blazer.
Skirts are my spring and summer loves. Linen, cotton, chambray, even tulle. Skirts are versatile, comfortable, and appropriate for most any occasion. At least in my life. Not to be forgotten, skirts are magical in the fall/winter too, with the added benefit of wearing tights, and skipping the leg-shave.
Some of my favorites:
When I worked in an office I often wore pencil skirts, as they always look businesslike. You cannot go wrong with a knee length pencil skirt and soft blouse or knit top. But now that I am free-tired, I lean toward a full skirt. Knee to mid calf is my favorite stopping point. And all kinds of cool shoes go well with full skirts, from sneakers to wedges to oxfords.
Are you a skirt fan?
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