I‘ve always been afraid of skirts. What a silly phobia, you say…But there’s always been something telling me to stay away from them. I ride a bike – good for your body and your health, not so good for your skirt. Where I live it can be cold and very windy – not good for you or your skirt (or your hair!!). All those factors have kept me away from skirts for a long time, because I didn’t feel confident and safe.
Now, all of a sudden, skirts have become my latest fashion obsession. What happened was that I met the right skirt. And when you meet it – you’ll know. It makes you look good and even more importantly feel good.
However… A skirt can be your best friend or your worst enemy. It can make you look feminine, stylish, powerful…or messy, stripperish, old-fashioned… The secret is not so much in the skirt as in the rest of your outfit.
Here are some examples of skirts, that won’t make you look like a boring secretary:
- Skirts made of fine fabrics that are very feminine (look left) should be paird up with a less feminine top. I wear full skirts in feminine colours or fine fabrics like silk with a white or black (the coulour and print depend on the skirt) t-shirt tucked in. The look becomes more personal, untraditional and edgy.
- The skirt will naturally become the centre of your outfit – you should therefore choose shoes and accessories that accentuate it. For example pencil or mini skirts (look right) should never be worn with knee high boots. Wear shoe boots like the ones shown below – it will make your look a lot more modern and fun! Big bangles always go nicely with a pencil skirt as it breaks the slim form a bit.