What to wear on top of the midi skirt and lace-up boots?
I am starting with a blouse and that’s my outfit planned for this weekend’s dinner date.
One of my challenges at VA is illustrating what I want to say.
Fashion images, unless you take your own on a regular basis, don’t say what I want to say. I have to rely on my written descriptions to illustrate my points and trust they make sense; the images are more inspirational or evocative in most cases. But I struggle. The models are either too young and I can’t relate or older but not representative of the look I am attempting to describe. I know I can wear the outfits myself (sometimes I do) and share my own photographs but it’s not really my comfort zone.
VA was created to be more of a magazine format, somewhere we could dip in and out of and gather ideas and a place to talk. Exchange of ideas and your points of view are the heart and soul of what we do here; our community is everything. Today we live in such a visual world where words are reduced to one-liners and hashtags; I feel like a dinosaur writing these long monologues.
Do you prefer a strong visual or do you relate more to a story and description?
Diane Keaton has a fabulous sense of style; it’s quirky and entirely her own.
She might not be wearing exactly the outfit I am putting together but I feel she would approve.
Back to what to wear with the midi and lace-ups?
Let’s start with a blouse and break it down into the more feminine and floaty or the classic man style – depending on what suits. This weekend I am wearing this style with my skirt. It is feminine, slightly fuller and I can tuck it in but with a little bit of generosity. I won’t need a jacket so it’s the perfect one to show off the detail. Add the fishnets – yes, love those – and my boots and I’m out the door.
Think out of the box, think “Diane Keaton” style and have fun with those lace-ups. I am. xv
With The Midi: Wear It In Or Wear It Out
this feature contains affiliate links
image, diane keaton, in style, ruven afanador, courtsey of random house