BCBG leather jacket
Rachel Pally long skirt
Foley Corinna purse
Felt straight out of the 90s today in my long floral skirt, leather jacket and boots. You know you're old when you wore a trend the first time...in your teens. Sigh.
I've been loving the languid ease of long skirts on hot fashion chicks for months. Been acclimating to the look of longer proportions, the best ways to style them for different body types.
And yet I'm still not so sure that I am WERQ-ing them properly. F. Never quite sure what I wear on top works or if the shoes I pick work best. Ugh. Hate being fashion illiterate on any level.
And if the degree of diffuculty is high for me, I can only imagine how most women are struggling with long hemlines. No wonder my top visited post lately is How to Wear a Maxi Skirt. (Btw, I currently rank number one on the Google for those key words. That makes this nerd v. happy. Me-ow!)
My best advice is the same thing I say about fashion in general. Experiment. Play. Take risks. Make mistakes. After all, long skirts aren't going anywhere anytime soon. They were all over my favorite Fall 2011 runways at NYFW. And it was THE length to rock by fashion week goers.
Oh and a solid color is probably easiest to figure out. That's exactly why I got a print. I am nothing if not up for a challenge ;)
Maybe sequins next.