My Knees are staying undercover unless it involves a plunge in the sea.
Simply put, I don’t really like them anymore.
They work and I am thankful for that; they just look better covered. Even the most perfect knees, about now, are prettier as an illusion rather than a reality. It’s my opinion and I don’t expect all to agree and I accept there are times when shorts are essential and bathing suits perfection – in the day to day I prefer mine covered.
Along with Jennifer and Cindy – and my new summer wardrobe ideas – I want to talk about the midi skirt again. I love it and since we last spoke, I am even more convinced the midi is a winner in the wardrobe. Embracing summer clothing and a more casual approach feels strange for me; I have always been all or nothing, meaning summer was for swimmers and caftans – the city for work clothes and the tailored. Now (and I’m not sure why) my mind set has shifted after all those months in the sweat pants. I’m craving variety and flexibility with what I wear and some more feminine options like the elegant bohemian. My new name for wardrobe pieces with a little more flair but still elegant enough when dressed in the right way.
Midi skirts fit into this category.
This silk satin version is one I love more and more. Worn with a simple tee and those mules we like or with one of the blouses I shared – it’s a great look. If you are a little “hippy” in the shape sense a bias cut is truly flattering.
Then there are the slightly fuller style midis with pleats, tiers or a slight swing.
These work with the tee tucked in or even a classic man-style blouse; again the mix of feminine with the more classic is pretty. If I have a play with colour, texture or pattern it would probably most likely be this shape to do it with. Like this pretty one in soft pink or daisy yellow. I would wear them both with a simple tee and a pair of sneakers for day and switch around the shoes for a change.
What I enjoy most about sharing topics with other women are their unique takes on the same styling question. Cindy with Rough Luxe Lifestyle and Jennifer of A Well Styled Life will have some brilliant suggestions and ideas about how to wear a longer skirt.
Here are my “elegant bohemians” xv
Scoot About In A Skirt
this feature contains affiliate links
image of marion cottilard, lady dior