Monday, July 7, 2014

Midi Skirt-spiration

I tend to obsess over trends that I inherently cannot pull off. Whether it's due to my body type or simply the recurring issue of my height (still waiting for that growth spurt to send me over the 5'2 mark) there are some things I just ache to make work for me.  

The current trend I am dying to pull off is the midi skirt. 

In all descriptions of the skirt, it shouldn't really flatter anyone. Cinching at the waist (good), A-line past the knees (bad), and hitting at the widest part of the calf (also bad). But, by some miracle of the fashion silhouette gods (which I can only assume is Anna Wintour chatting away with Grace Coddington and Ralph Lauren) it works!

Although a little more difficult to pull off and style than the maxi or mini skirt, the midi brings a wealth of outfit opportunities, especially this summer and into the fall. While I toil away attempting to elongate my frame enough to pull this off, I have compiled some of my favorite midi skirt looks to spark some ideas.

Angel Style 
Eleanor's NYC 
Color Me Courtney
La Chimenea de las Hadas

And a post wouldn't be complete without a quick shootout to my all-time style icon Livvy P (a nickname she doesn't know I gave her)

Olivia Palermo via Elle

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