Wednesday, January 11, 2012

skirting the issue

Ah, a new week, a new obsession.  While shopping for a gift last week, I became so distracted with how awesome the salesgirls skirt was I barely listened to the answer she was giving me to a question I had asked.  I abandoned my gift shopping temporarily, and went on a mission.  A skirt mission.
After years of the dress being featured, the spring runways were celebrating not only color, but skirts.  Color me happy. I have been especially enamored with the hi-low silhouette--it is such a cool way to have both a funky day look or some evening drama.  Jason Wu's High-Low Pleated Skirt features in the Spring 2012 Spring Runway is a perfect example.
The asymmetrical hemline has been shown to one side, such as in this not even close to being basic maxi from Nanette Lepore.  My favorite look is short in the front and long in the back, like this rockin little baby from Pencey.  I added this amazing grey skirt to my wardrobe because is perfect for right now with boots, and will be great with a sandal as the weather warms up.  I have a trip to Paris coming up in just a couple months (insert picture of me jumping up & down with happiness) and found a great little black number by WallpaperHer that is the perfect cheap thrill--$36.00--and it looked edgy with my grey suede boots and a cropped mohair sweater over a black tank.  D'une beaute parfaite!
Long skirts are all over the place, which makes me very happy, but if you prefer a shorter version of the uneven hemline, the Free People "Zen Garden" Vintage Print Skirt may be more your style.  I have been a fan of a longer skirt over a short one so the combo hemline is quite modern without the smallest hint of looking like Stevie Nicks.  The long and the short of it is this...a skirt is a wardrobe essential...and a great piece to transition your wardrobe from one season to the next.  Get your shop on girl.

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