OOTD: ALL POLISHED WITH EMBROIDERED BELL SLEEVES
Well guys, it seems like the Fashion Gods are playing a joke on me. This is the second time in less than a month that I post about a skirt (or dress) that hits below my knees, and that feels crazy to me.
I’ve mentioned this a few times on here, but I’m a mini skirt kinda gal. To me, they’re just fun, flirty and make me feel good. You know when they ask if blondes have more fun? I say wether she’s a blonde or a brunette, the girl that has the most fun is the girl with the shortest skirt, LOL.
But, at the risk of repeating myself, I’ve been really into exploring new meanings for “sexy” this year. While I do appreciate the confidence boost a plunging neckline and a bum-grazing skirt can provide, sometimes… It just feels a little too obvious.
Over the last few years, I somehow convinced myself that to be sexy and attractive, I had to show a lot of skin. But then I realized that when it comes to other women, I mostly find women who wear less obvious pieces the sexiest, because they wear whatever they want with confidence, and that’s badass.
Ironically, I feel like I find myself wearing the most daring necklines and most revealing pieces when my self-confidence level is lower and I just need validation.
I’m really not pointing the finger at anyone else here, so please don’t take this the wrong way if you love mini skirts and deep necklines, because there’s really nothing wrong with that.
I’m just saying that for myself, I really want to explore other options, so that if I end up wearing a super revealing dress, I wear it because that’s what I feel like wearing, and not because I feel like this is the only way to get my man’s attention in a crowd. If that even makes sense.
So a few weeks ago, I dug deep in my closet and found this skirt that I kept from my days working at a law firm, when mini skirts were just a plain no-go.
I decided to give it a whirl, and I’m glad I did, for a few reasons. First, I don’t know why, but this outfit gives me crazy Carrie Bradshaw vibes. Probably because SJP wore a ton of below-the-knee skirts in the series. But also, this skirt is SO comfortable. It’s a knit, so it really falls in a “heavier” way, and when you walk, it just sways around with so much movement, which is not really something that happens with a mini skirt.
And you know what? I find that a skirt swirling around a woman’s legs is actually incredibly sexy. It might show less skin than a short skirt, but it just hugs the legs and bum in a sensual way that leaves more to the imagination that a super short skirt that looks more like a belt than skirt, screaming “Here’s my muff!!”. Sorry if that’s a shocking thing to read, but I feel like I had to use the word for emphasis, ha!
Seriously though, I feel like longer skirts are gonna be my new thing this season, and I feel like the next one I get might be a shiny, satiny one, either in an animal print or a solid, jewel colour. I linked 10 different styles below so you guys can see what type of midi skirt inspo I currently have in mind.
Since we shot these pictures in Palm Springs (and also because I’m obsessed with the old-time peasant vibes lately), I wanted to pair it with a more “romantic” looking top… But if I were to wear this in the city, on a summer day, I honestly might just pair it with a crop top and call it a day. It’s all about balance, right? Once again, I linked 10 bell sleeves top below, that could kind of recreate the same vibes as the one I’m wearing here.
And lastly, I paired my midi skirt and butter-churner top with some plain nude sandals, because I feel like that’s the key with a longer hem: Make your legs look longer. And seriously, is there anything more flattering than a pair of nude heels? Didn’t think so.
What do you guys think about this outfit? Love it, hate it… Be real! And let me know if you have any ideas on other ways to style a midi skirt, because I’m super into it!!
Love you guys so much,