Monday, March 24, 2014

How to Style: The Full Skirt

What better way to kick off spring than with some super feminine skirts styled by our fashion contributor Megan? I've personally been loving the full skirt trend that I've been seeing in stores and on fashion blogs, so I'm thrilled to have Megan's expert advice on how to style them. Don't you think the floor length pink skirt would be perfect hostess attire? It's elegant without being fussy. And if you missed her last post on how to style fancy pants, you should definitely catch up. Here she is!
Megan: It's finally spring, and all I want to do is put on a voluminous skirt and twirl. (And maybe befriend some little bluebirds who'll help me get dressed in the morning, Cinderella-style.) The full skirt is a classic shape that has been making a big comeback lately, and I am so excited to transition into spring with a few new skirts to style for a multitude of occasions. Nothing shouts a bare-legged hello to warmer weather quite like a fun, full, feminine skirt, and so without further delay - we present the party skirt. 
Megan: There are few things in this world that are as equally fun and feminine as a tutu. I've paired this one with a striped slub tee because I like the contrast of the fluffy tulle with the casual cotton knit. The blush tone of the skirt is sweet but the athletic-inspired black and white top keep it from being too precious.
Skirt: Space 46 Boutique | Top: J.Crew, similar | Shoes: Ann Taylor, similar J.Crew version | Necklace: J.Crew, similar | Bracelet: J.Crew

Megan: I discovered Bel & Beau's party skirts last fall, and this emerald mini has been a staple in my late winter wardrobe. It's seen alumni receptions, dinner parties, and a St. Patrick's Day celebration. The high-waisted shape and taffeta fabric are a total throwback to an era when men and women dressed for cocktail hour, and I can't help but have a total blast in this skirt, a pair of pointy-toe pumps, and a bold red lip. It's my go-to good-time party look.
Skirt: Bel & Beau | Sweater: J.Crew | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Shoes: Ann Taylor, similar J.Crew version | Necklace: J.Crew, similar J.Crew Factory version

Megan: I caught a glimpse of this Carmen Marc Valvo gown from the Spring Summer 2013 runway show, and I have not been able to stop thinking about it since. I loved the chic sequined white tee against the punchy coral ball gown skirt, and I was inspired to recreate it with some very accessible pieces. I paired this white embellished shell with a floor length fuchsia skirt for a look that is elegant and classic but with a bit of whimsy and effervescence. I'm just waiting for an invitation to a black tie affair with a Palm Beach theme...
Skirt: Bel & Beau | Top: C.Wonder, similar Ann Taylor version | Shoes: Banana Republic, similar J.Crew version | Bracelet: Kate Spade | Ring: vintage

All images in this post are by photographer Kristin Lance.


  1. Love love the last outfit. I wish I could pull it off!

    Loving what you are doing Moni. Hugs from Miami.

    1. Aw thanks Vanessa! I wish the same! Great to hear from you. :D

  2. Love the full skirt! The first is my fav style. The third is an amazing color.

    1. Agree - I'm really into the 3rd one. I might have to order & try it...