ONE OF A FIND — ONE TEASPOON Defender Maxi Skirt
With the new year approaching (and all of the celebratory parties the season brings), we’re always out the lookout for new ways to up the ante on our evening ensembles. When we spotted these gorgeously pleated evening skirts, we immediately envisioned them perfectly paired with a simple white tee and metallic pumps.
Now, the only decision left is to decide which we love more — midi or maxi? Or more importantly, high or low? Tell us your favorite in the comments!
HOW TO WEAR IT: Two Tone
We’re guessing it’s safe to assume that by now all of us have seen a number of gorgeous street style examples of fun, summer appropriate two tone outfits. Always ahead of the curve, powerhouse brand J.Crew showed off several spins on the technicolor monotone look for Fall in their catalog, our personal favorites above in rich blues and yellows.
But to savor the last few weeks of warmth and sun, we couldn’t resist taking a stab at recreating a few other interesting color combinations of our own — and if we do say so ourselves, we think these pops of neon green and pink are the perfect way to exit the season with a bang. What’s great about this trend is that a mix-and-match approach to any color with one dark and one light piece usually results in something visually striking and cool.
- J. Crew cashmere Isabel sweatshirt & liquid silk skirt
- Sonia by Sonia Rykiel silk blouse & Topshop jersey pencil skirt
- Sonia by Sonia Rykiel silk-crepe tank & Halston Heritage georgette skirt
- J. Crew dolman-sleeve tee & No. 2 pencil skirt in double-serge wool
INSPIRATION BOARD: Up High Down Low
Subtly sexy and unexpected — the best way we know how to describe this interesting microtrend we noticed on the runway of showing a bit of skin right above the waistline. With collars and cropped tops up high and slightly pulled down, full skirts below, something about this look suggests a bit of 50s-style pin-up inspiration mixed with modern day ingenue.
While we love the look with an easy, more wearable knit top, we have to admit it’s pretty freaking cute styled with a teeny tiny button-up as well. Lest we lead you into cutting one of your dress shirts short (potentially a DIY gone wrong!) we’d also suggest experimenting with tying the ends of a button up together in a bow to achieve the same effect, perhaps even more effortlessly.