So… it’s sunny, no hint of wind, it appears that all that bitching I did about the weather paid off. I must say, it feels so good to be able to step outside without having to cover myself in 10 layers of clothes and try to look at least decent at the same time.
In order to celebrate what seems to be the beginning of spring we did the first ever style post together ( Me and my dear S. that is). All I can say is that it involved a lot of laughing, fooling around, sick dance moves and scaring local children all with the sole purpose of showing you how great the midi skirt/dress is for spring.
Midi skirts are having quite a moment. It started last year and from the looks of it, they’re not going anywhere in 2015. And why should we want this trend to go away, it’s so amazing.
The midi skirt has something classy and elegant, but at the same time it looks so relaxed and effortless. It’s one of those items that can carry you through the day from your grocery shopping to a fancy diner. You can choose to dress it up with heels or dress it down with flats or boots.
So it all seems so amazing, lets all buy midi skirts this spring! If you feel a „but” coming, you’re right, there is a but. Well if you are not the fortunate owner of Karlie Kloss legs, the midi skirt can become a bit tricky to wear. If you are petite like me or S., the midi length can make you look even shorter.
No worries though, like I said many times before, there is nothing you can’t or shouldn’t wear, you just need to find the right shape that works for you.
So here are some tips for petite girls like myself, that will make the midi not a problem anymore.
* Go for less volume and light fabrics that follow the shape of your body
* You can choose a skirt/dress that ends right bellow the knees
*High wasted pieces make you look taller
*Try wearing a midi skirt with a fitted top or a cropped top to avoid looking too boxy
*High heels always help
Aaand of course there is the option to ignore all this and play with different styles until you find the combination of fabrics and shapes that you like.
This how we did it: S. is wearing a vintage dress with vintage oxford shoes and yellow tights ( we were sort of on a Gossip Girls marathon last week and we fell in love all over again with bright colored tights). The fabric of the dress is very flowy and because of the print it ads something romantic and dreamy to the whole look.
I gave up dark colors for once and went for a pleated white midi and an oversize sweater (ignoring as you may see my own tips, oh well).
All you need is love and a cat! (with love S. & A.)