I find pleated skirts to be so classy and gorgeous, but it doesn't matter if your thighs or calves are slim--pleated skirts drop down from the widest part of your lower body (=hips for me) and as much as I loved them, it did not flatter my lower body at all.
Then I came across this salmon colored metallic skirt and I knew I had to have it--there was no way in this world that I will just let this pass. I originally fell in love with the one from American Apparel, but to my disappointment they had discontinued it in the color almondine (#storyofmylife). I could not give up so I sat down and after HOURS of surfing on the web I found the one in the exact same color from Anthropologie.
So here I am, wearing this gorgeous metallic pleated skirt. As much as I would love to pair this with an oversized sweater, I knew that would leave me looking like a balloon (again, I have disproportionately wide hip bones) so the best way was to tuck everything in and accentuate the waist. It was as simple as that--but all along, I wanted a more casual, comfortable, and cozy look that I never really tried it this way. This skirt also has these beautiful jewels embroidered around the waist, so there was no need for an extra belt or anything (unfortunately, this skirt is a bit large around the waist for me, so I would have been better off without these jewels to allow me to wear it with a tight belt).
To neutralize everything, I paired it with a black sheer chiffon blouse, cobalt heels, and black handbag with studs in a matching rose pink color. I hope I was able to capture the beauty of this skirt, and as you can tell from these photos, it was a good day full of laughter and happiness.
What styles do you find not fitting for your body type, and have you found ways to make them work?
Blouse - Urban Outfitters
Skirt - Anthropologie
Shoes - Audrey Brooke
Bag - Rebecca Minkoff