Skirting The Issue
Pencils, midis, minis and others in between, we love a cool skirt and all the many ways they can be styled. They can go from boardroom chic to a relaxed weekend look or to a night out on the town. Watch as the ladies of Fab Four Fashion show you how they get creative with skirts.
The temperature is finally creeping up and this only means one thing: We can start showing more skin! This is definitely cause for celebration. It’s time to pull out all our sexy skirts!! Ok, ok, I know that skirts can be worn year round, but there’s something about having your bare legs exposed that is simply awesome!
Plus sized ladies can easily recreate this look with this skirt.
Fashion is supposed to be fun and in this outfit that feeling shows. I love the idea of mixing prints that at first glance look as though they don’t go together, but in fact do.
Although my off-the-shoulder top is a black & white stripe and the skirt is a multicolour print they do have colours in common those being the black & white.The top acts as the perfect backdrop so that my skirt of many colours can really sing!
This skirt definitely hugs my curves beautifully. This summer, and going forward, I’ve decided to bust through my comfort zone and try clothes that I wouldn’t typically wear, and I encourage you all to do the same!
I read somewhere that life begins outside of our comfort zones so why not take the plunge. I completed my look with fuschia pumps and gold jewelry.
For my Tall girls out there, here are some options so that you can recreate my look.
The season for wearing skirts without stockings is finally here YAY! During the Christmas holiday season my Mommy gave me a few of her vintage items. To those who know me, they know that I love remixing vintage items. So after trying a few of my mother‘s vintage clothes, I “inherited” 2 high waist pencil linen skirts – one in yellow and the other in purple which are perfect for summer. I took the skirts to my tailor to have them nipped in so that they would fit me perfectly. Ladies, having a tailor you trust work magic on your clothes can turn a ho hum item of clothing into pure perfection!
For our 4 way skirts look I chose to wear the purple linen skirt. After the adjustment that my tailor made to the skirt, ohh chile let me tell you … I felt like a true pin-up girl. I really like that it accentuates my tiny waist and showcases my curves perfectly. This skirt has sentimental value to me since my dear Mommy gave it to me. I have to wear it well to represent for my Momma in these streets and I might call myself Pin up Girl Judyyyy LOL .
To complete my pin up girl look I paired the skirt with a navy blue and white heart shape sleeveless bodysuit. For my accessories I wore a soft pearly flower necklace and some cream and black sandals.
And voila I’m ready !!!!
Summer breezes + summer heat x summer sun = loose, comfortable skirts. Long or short, flared or fitted they are the ideal garment to help combat the heat of summer temperatures so I couldn’t wait to jump into this look!
As you can no doubt see from this pleated skirt and matching crop top number, my obsession with prints continues! This beautiful tribal print coordinate set caught my eye at one of my favourite spots, Zara. I knew I couldn’t rest until I brought it home to meet the rest of the family (my clothes are my children!).
Now, I LOVE this outfit and will definitely be wearing it several times to several places over the course of the summer, however, let me tell you all a little secret…the 2 things I would change about this look the next time I rock it:
- I would shorten the straps: For us ladies who spent a little too much time perusing the wings, halos, and harps when God was giving out fuller bust lines, if you just shorten the strap a bit, it will enhance the fit. I was just so eager to rock this look, I did not want to wait to have it tailored, but it shall be done (tailoring is king)!
- I want the skirt to be a tad bit fuller. I wanted to put crinoline underneath this Zara tribal skirt to give it more volume so the next time I rock it, this is how you will see it! Those of us with a slim silhouette can often afford to add more volume!
The above notwithstanding, I still LOVE this look. With heels, with flats, bare foot on the beach with the water gently lapping at my ankles, it all works and makes me feel like Ms Diana Ross in “Mahogany”.
Once again, we need to thank our noted fashion photographer Roseline Bonheur! 🙂
How do you rock your skirts?
~The Fab Four