Normally I dress for ease of walking/moving during fashion week, but I always think it’s fun to choose a look or two to be as dramatic as possible.
This is my ease of walking/moving outfit. What? You thought it was the dramatic one?
I kid, I kid. This was the one picked for both comfort and drama. Comfort because it was forecast to rain (and it did), and drama just because… well, it was fun. It’s been cooler in New York, and I really wanted to start wearing fall fashion. Some rain boots and a longer, structured skirt gave me a mental fashion refresh. I feel less stuck in an end-of-summer style lag and totally ready for a new season. Fall is my favorite season in New York, after all.
I have had endless debates with myself over whether or not to shorten this skirt. It’s about a size too big and I believe it was made for someone six inches taller. Midi is a difficult length for me, and 3-4 inches shorter might make this skirt a little less dramatic and overwhelming.
But then again, it’s the best constructed garment I own and a great vintage piece. Altering it even a bit just doesn’t seem right.
I guess I’ll be keeping up the debates.
In this post:
- T by Alexander Wang jacket [many, many seasons past] [current version?]
- Forever 21 Classic V-Neck Tee [current]
- Oscar de la Renta skirt [vintage from Vintage Thrift]
- Rockport Lorraine II Lite Chelsea boots [fall 2015]
- ZARA quilted tote [also many, many seasons past]
- MAC Russian Red + NARS Cruella
I feel like when it comes to fashion, the awkward lengths are predominant. Normally I wouldn’t go for it,, but well, you can’t ignore the drama.
Chic on the Cheap
I think you look fantastic! That skirt is perfect on you and for Fashion Week!
Allie Mackin says
Oh that is a great skirt, yes definitely dramatic and me too I am so ready for fall weather too and glad it has cooled off.
Allie of ALLIENYC
I’d say the length looks really stylish! (You’d probably know more about that than I would, but I could totally see it plus those boots on a street style blog.)
ALEX– that skirt is amazing! I think it looks so good on you no alterations needed! I think the length is perf and makes it stand out. You look like a super edgy Wednesday Addams!
love that skirt!! stripes are pretty much my fave.
Elle berman says
DO NOT touch it! Looks great with the Rockport boots. I do think that midis need a heel for we petite ones. Rockport makes a comfy shoe, and that striped skirt adds drama! perfectly done!
Thanks Elle! All of my fashion friends say the same thing– not to shorten it.