When I told The Frisky that I was going to try and fulfill their style needs and wants, Ami piped up immediately. “Skirts!” she said. “I don’t know how to wear them so I just wear dresses instead.” Apparently, years ago, Ami had a bad skirt-related incident, which left her unskirted for lyfe. An ex-boyfriend told her that she didn’t look good in them, so she gave up trying to find the right skirts for her. This is a shame. To help her get over her fear, I’ve found a few skirty looks that I think would work really well for her. They are all generally the same shape — Ami has super duper long legs and a short torso, so flared and longer skirts don’t work as well as tight, body-hugging skirts. Here are the basic outfit elements I’ve found:
Pixie Market Tropical Mini Skit, $29
Motel Printed Mini Skirt, $30.55
Akira Watercolor Scuba Mini Skirt, $26.90
Kelsi Dagger Anisa Low Heel Sandal, $66.50
Mink Pink Mischief Sleeveless Shirt, $37.20
Kenneth Cole Sleeveless Tuxedo Shirt in Ivory: $39.99
American Apparel Silky Loose Crop Tee, $38
Michael Antonio Davies Flat Sandal, $34.95
After the jump, three outfits I put together for Ami — all for around $300 total!
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Doesn’t it suck when you buy something special, only to realize you don’t actually have any place to wear it? Stuff with sequins on it can be difficult — they can make you look like you came to work dressed for a cocktail party. Which is why it’s important that you balance out your sequined pieces with more casual elements during the day. Pair a sequined skirt with flats and opaque tights, or a sequined blazer with jeans. Or get your sequin fix in unexpected ways — like a sparkle-embellished blazer. We’ve got nine sequin-happy items that will give you a sparkly fix and won’t make you look oversdressed.
Circle skirts are great for both girls with big hips and those with more boxy figures. Adding extra volume on the bottom half of your body can create a more feminine shape for straight up-and-down girls, and can accentuate the junk in your trunk if you’re more curvy (raises hand). To get you circling the circle skirt wagon, we’ve found 10 great looks. Check ‘em out!
The challenge: find 25 cute, summery, affordable skirts you’d love — for under $25 each! It was difficult, but we managed to do it, giving you tons of new options for your summertime wardrobe. Sheer skirts, flowery skirts, stripes and more — we’ve got it all. Click through to browse and shop!
It’s bizarre to hear the words “mullet” and “trend” in the same sentence, but here it goes: mullet skirts, in all of their business in the back/party out front (I guess that makes it more of a reverse mullet) glory, are a huge trend right now. Its inception, like that of most trends, was on the runway: the style was almost unprecedentedly popular during the Spring/Summer 2012 season, shown in some incarnation at Thakoon, Alexander McQueen, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY, and more. It didn’t take long after for celebrities and fashionistas alike to pick up on what is technically called the “high-low” skirt. Some pull it off well, while others… don’t pull it off at all. It’s definitely a tricky trend to master for anyone, but the real question is, would you be down to give it a shot? If you’re a ballsier street stylist than I, more power to you — I’ve included a few styles to shop from after the jump. Keep reading »
As an individual who is faced with the dilemma of being vertically challenged — I’m super short, 5’1″ to be exact — certain fashion trends just don’t work for me. Pants are pretty much impossible and even if I liked the harem style, I can totally forget about ever looking good in them. In fact, for months I was convinced that I shouldn’t even try to make a maxi dress work because I would just end up looking like a child covered in piles of fabric. Eventually, desperation mixed with jealousy and a quick shopping trip lead to my first maxi dress purchase last summer. Now I’m in love and believe I have mastered the art of maxi dresses for shorties, though I’d hardly say that I’m willing to venture into the world of harem pants. Then, my world was rocked when I saw the Olsen twins strutting around town in maxi skirts! Keep reading »
Forever 21 goes avant-garde with their new skirt offering, which gives a new meaning to the phrase “hands-on attention.” We’re not really sure how we feel about it though. [Forever 21] Keep reading »
Fashion dispatch from the land of the oddball, bizarre and why’d-they-do-that: The “gizmo” skirt designed by L.A.-based Brian Lichtenberg. “Gizmo” as in the lead character (if you could call him that) from the classic 1984 movie “Gremlins.” The skirt is gray tweed with “ear-pockets” and Swarovski crystal eyes—just don’t break the three rules (Remember? No water, no food after midnight, and no bright light!), and it’ll stay cuddly and furry. Price tag time: This dose of bizarre will run you $2,100 to be exact. That’s some pricey ’80s fashion nostalgia. [Inventor Spot] Keep reading »