Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Perfect Midi

Daily Outfit, 2/16/11

Even though the midi-skirt trend sort of scares me, it’s something I have wanted to try.  I’d admired the midi-skirt wearing skills of both Steph at The Dashing Eccentric (here and here) and Christine at My Style Pill (here) but wasn’t positive it was something I could pull off.  I was fairly sure my height would let me wear these skirts, but I was worried about looking too frumpy.  I didn’t have any midi-skirts in my closet to experiment with, but also didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that I might possibly not be able to wear.

So, I’ve been looking in thrift stores for the perfect midi-skirt for months now.  And a couple of weeks ago, I finally found it!  This skirt is exactly what I was looking for.  It’s the perfect length, it’s an A-line (my preferred shape) and it has a wide waist-band (I loathe skinny bands).  It’s also a lovely grey, fully lined, and has an interesting design element which my new best friend, Ferge, says makes me look thin.  Thanks, Ferge!

Even though the skirt is perfect, I still wasn’t sure what to wear with it.  As I said, I didn’t want to be too frumpy, but at the same time, I wanted to stay with the librarian feel of the skirt because that’s something I like about them.  Enter this fabulous wine-colored blouse (Mossimo/Target) and my peacock-colored cardigan (a.n.a/JC Penney), both of which look wonderful with grey.  I finished the look with wine-colored tights (Hue via Nordstrom Rack), a thin black belt (INC via Macy’s) and my ubiquitous black booties.

What about you, dear readers?  Are you midi-skirt wearers?  Any tips and tricks I should know for remixing this skirt?

Happy Wednesday, and as always, thank you for reading!



  1. In college I used to thrift midi plaid skirts to wear with my tall black boots - I adored it. And now it's in style, so obviously I'm a fashion genius! And speaking of genius, hello cunning boots!

  2. Nice outfit! I like the colors of the top and sweater together. And wow, that blouse is Target? How cute!

    I can't pull off the midi length. I'm tall, but my legs aren't terribly long so skirts/dresses that fall right at the knee are my best length. It does, however, look fantastic on you!

  3. I want to love the midi skirt, if only for its foxy librarian vibes, but, alas, it makes my legs look stumpy. Unless of course I wear insane shoes.

    I actually feel like this is a look taller girls can pull off, especially if they happen to have nice slender legs. I definitely don't think it makes you look frumpy at all!

  4. Like you, I've been curious to try it but not quite sure how to pull it off. I think this looks fantastic - the colourful blouse and cardigan with the fun tights and booties makes it anything but frumpy!

  5. How pretty! This skirt is gorgeous on you. When it gets a bit warmer...which it could wear a silky tank top and a light cardigan.

  6. Katie - I actually thrifted another midi at the same time I thrifted this one. And it's plaid. And I'll be wearing with my tall boots! You are a fashion genius - and apparently my fashion inspiration without even trying.

    Anne - I agree that length is key. If it hits you in the wrong spot, it can go terribly, terribly wrong. I was worried that I was cutting my leg line with these black booties, but I *think* they're okay.

    Rose, it's totally foxy librarian, right?! I love that about them.

    Allison - you have to give it a try. If I can do it, you can do it!

    Thank you, Erin. And I will definitely be stealing your idea of a sikly tank and light cardi for spring.

  7. Think that skirt is perfect, looks great on you! perfect midi length.

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  8. if anyone can wear a midi skirt, it is someone as tall as you! you won't see one on me though, things below the knee scare me.

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  9. Thank you, Daisy May! I think it's the perfect length too.

    I think you're right, Lyddie, height definitely helps with this length of skirt.


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