Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Proportion Play

[Shirt: Target; Skirt: Forever 21 (similar); Shoes: Bandolino via T.J. Maxx; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Ring: Forever 21; Scarf: H&M (old)]

On paper, this skirt and I should not mix. My torso does not take well to skirts, I am typically morally opposed to pleats, and the 3/4 midi length can be just awkward.

What gives? For one, the cobalt blue color. You want to win me over with something? Dip it in cobalt blue. The pleats actually give it some nice shape and detail, and I've come to accept that the midi length skirts are awesome because they can be dressed up or down. They just need the right styling. I love pairing fancier and casual, so I went with the plain white T (not the band). On its own the combo seemed to call attention to my tiny torso, so I added a scarf to balance things out a bit more.

Speaking of balance,  heels are a must with midis! The add length to make the skirt look more knee length, and make your legs look much longer in the process. I also happened to buy this same skirt in black, so clearly I got over a few style phobias here.

All photos by Mikhail Glabets

24 comments:

  1. Can I please have that skirt?! hahaha
    I have a green one of the same length but I love this color so much!

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  2. the color of that skirt is AMAZING! Love it!

    xx,
    anythingwithstuds.com

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    1. Thanks! I've been buying it in lots this season!

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  3. I think you look amazing in this skirt!! Love your hair, too

    Xo,Rachel
    http://www.glitzyblues.com

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  4. Thanks for the ::heels:: tip with the midis. I've never thought about it that way, but now I will. Mostly with those kind of pieces I casually pull the skirt up over the tee under my girls (pretty much), and that's how I "balance it out." But you're so right, heels. I don't have as cute legs as you, but I'd be wiling to give it a shot!

    sincerely,
    Heather

    {heatheringheights.com}

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    1. I love styling it that way too, just not on me! My torso is way too short for that. But I think it looks way chic on others! The casual approach to a midi skirt is awesome :)

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  5. that's a FAB skirt color. so vibrant

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  6. Midi length can be tricky, to be sure, but I think you pull this off beautifully. And this color is killer!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Hannah! I'm slowly growing more comfortable with the length!

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  7. Lovely skirt!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  8. Love this outfit! Especially the pleats & the cap toe pump! Followed on bloglovin' & twitter (:

    xoxo
    eclecticliving.org

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  9. That skirt is just about the cutest thing ever and I love how you worked the proportions together to make this super unique look!

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  10. I LOVE this skirt, it looks great! it's nice when things that shouldn't work actually do.

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  11. Oooh, I really love that bold blue skirt! The pleats and length are just perfect. Great job playing with proportions too :)

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  12. i wanted this skirt a lot but couldn't find it in their stores. i didn't want to order online either coz i wanna see how it looks in real life. it surely looks great on u. can't resist the color!

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  13. i wanted this skirt a lot but couldn't find it in their stores. i didn't want to order online either coz i wanna see how it looks in real life. it surely looks great on u. can't resist the color!

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    1. I hate when that happens with Forever! I feel like there are discrepancies with the site and the store, so you have to dig and look pretty hard to find these gems.

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