I have this uber comfy gray jersey maxi skirt that I love to wear. It’s so comfortable that I could literally wear it every day. It’s also surprisingly flattering. But instead of wearing it out of the house for anything other than errands, I keep it locked up with a baggy sweatshirt or coffee stained t-shirt and big socks. I don’t think I’m giving that skirt the proper airtime!
So…for my first column where I take 1 piece and do it up 5 ways to create completely different looks, I’m going to get imaginative with one of my favorite items of casual wear. I’m even going to attempt to dress it up. Let’s do this.
Way One: Funky Casual
This skirt is dying for a pair of slouchy boots, off the shoulder sweater and some generally funky accessories. This is the way that I usually wear it (complete with the collar and long necklace). It feels slightly more dressed up than a sweatshirt.
Way Two: Flower Power
There is nothing like taking the most basic piece in the world and then adding a current trend to it to really liven it up. Floral and a flat grey actually go together quite nicely if you do it right. In this case, I used a peplum top, but you could also crop it up with floral like the below look.
Way Three: Boho Rocker
Who ever said jersey doesn’t equal rockstar? Bah. I think it does. I just think you need to accessorize it up to make it so. In this case, I was seriously inspired by a stock image on Shutterstock of a very hip looking woman who looked like she had just got off tour with the Rolling Stones.
Way Four: Crop it Up
This look is quite similar to the floral one. But the difference here is that you will be bearing belly! My skirt is high waisted, which makes me feel WAY more comfortable about this look. But if you have a 6 pack of abs, feel free to bare it all. I’m jealous! My favorite piece here is the necklace. I’m dying to find an occasion to buy this one for.
Levi’s Trucker Vest: $68 Piperlime
Way Five: Going Glam
First off, you need to add textures to the other pieces that bring up the overall glamour of the outfit. Satin. Bling. Another option than what I am showing is to pair a sparkly tank with the skirt and silver strappy heels. But I went with a warmer version as it is still a bit nippy at night.
Tony Sandal by Michael Kors: $175 Zappos
Whew! That was fun. Now I can live in that skirt. That makes me happy.