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Life is not all jeans and sneakers for most women and some days you want to take it up a notch. That needn’t mean breaking the bank so I’m back today with another budget-friendly outfit that works day to night. This look will take you from a busy day at work to a night on the town with ease.
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I created today’s look around this Printed Midi Skirt. The slip style skirt is a classic that is very popular this fall…especially in animal print. This one is a soft blend of cream, ivory, and taupe brown so the snakeskin print is subtler than most.
A midi skirt’s length is somewhere between a mini and maxi skirt. There’s no hard and fast rule about how long it should be but know that where it ends on your leg can make or break how it looks. The most flattering length for any skirt is a spot on your leg where it indents or narrows. Typically, that’s just above the knee, right below the knee, the top of your calf, the bottom of your calf and above your ankle. If your skirt stops mid-calf it tends to widen the look of your leg, which few women like. For a midi skirt, the bottom of your calf is the most common, but because I’m petite, I look better with it just above my calf.
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Here is a side by side comparison. If I was taller and had long legs, I could wear it as designed. You know how strongly I believe in altering a garment to fit you best, so simply folding a waistband is a no brainer for me.
These Faux Suede Kitten heels have a feminine little ruffle detail on top. The low vamp helps elongate the portion of your legs which are visible and helps your legs look longer. It has a small platform which renders this heel the equivalent of 1″, making it the micro-kitten heel trend I told you I was looking for here.
Midi skirts look best when you balance them with a top that is close to your body and ends near your waist. To balance the longer, looser skirt, I chose a slim turtleneck and folded the ribbing under to shorten it. It’s a soft smooth knit that’ll fit nicely under a jacket and be a great basic all winter.
This Mini Bucket Bag is petite enough to work in the evening and doubles as a crossbody bag for running around during the day.
Midi skirts are a very ladylike look. The trick to wearing one without looking frumpy is the length and the proportions. Have you tried wearing a midi lately?
Do you alter things to fit your body?
Thanks for reading and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.