Whether you listen to the pages of Vogue or Nylon, the pleated maxi skirt is essential for this summer. In fact, it’s been around since last summer and first hit around fall! One of the best parts about this piece is it really is a basic; there are so many different ways to create a look.
This is probably my favorite look out of all of them! A long maxi skirt covers a lot of skin, and in the summer months you don’t want to look like a bag lady with a bad cold. By adding the lace on top, you can cover up and still show a lot of arm and the see-through effect is so sexy!
All this fall and winter, the maxi has been worn with sweaters. When you belt it, it gives you a lot more definition so you don’t look like one big flowy blob.
I ADORE using it in such a bright color! And that’s just a plain white v neck on top, so it’s a super easy and super comfy look.
Over the summer, a pleated maxi looks great with just a plain tank! With a slimmer fit shirt, the skirt won’t overwhelm you.
LANA! Lana paired her skirt with a similarly-colored sleeveless blouse, so it’s pretty safe to say that you need to show some skin on top this summer.
An ombre one can add a lot of dimension to your outfit, especially if you match the top color of the skirt with what you wear on your upper half.
Surprisingly, I don’t hate it when it’s monochromatic! Match the colors for a dress-effect.
Stretchy Zippered Denim Skinnies from Forever 21, $16.
Soft Toned Skinny Jeans from Loveculture, $26.
Tinseltown Juniors Jeans from Macy’s, $23.
Ankle Length Denim Skinnies from Forever 21, $16.
outfit of the day 4/9
shirt: best friend’s fraternity
shoes: so old I don’t remember
lipstick: maybelline color sensational vivids in fuchsia flash
cheek highlight: homemade
Since colored jeans have been “in” for at least a year now and a huge trend lately has been blush and neutrals, pink jeans are only a matter of time. You have lots of choices not only in the outfits you could create, but the actual jeans themselves.
LOVE this coral color! She paired it with neutrals - the grey and navy striped tee and beige shoes. That’s really the key to wearing something so bold especially on bottom, you have to balance it out.
These high-waisted ones look fantastic with the corset top. She also kept it really simple with the neutrals here, everything BUT those jeans is a neutral.
I’m generally not a fan of animal prints, but this outfit works perfectly. The plain white oxford really offsets the boldness of those bright pink jeans, but the scarf makes it playful.
Proof you CAN wear a non-neutral on top if you’ve got hot pink on the bottom! Notice though how everything else, her bag and shoes, are beige. Otherwise it would be too much color and too much clash.
LOVE DIANE KRUGER. For life. She’s the queen. ANYWAY. This is how you can really dress these jeans down, as if they were regular denim. Pairing them with a grey tee makes them casual and low-key, but still chic. Also adore the perfect thin cuff at the bottom.
These with the acid wash are super retro and would look great with a band tee.
Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while know that I am NOT a fan of Marchesa. I think it’s so rare that one of their dresses doesn’t look like an overdone ice skating costume. However, Georgina Chapman’s line for JC Penney is actually not bad. My favorites? The scallop lace shorts and black long-sleeve lace dress. Go check out the entire line for yourself here!
I was so happy to find a good drugstore dupe of this one, I know Orgasm is a cult favorite!
NARS Orgasm Blush, $28.
Milani Luminous Blush, $5 at Amazon.