What to Wear: Full Skirt

What to Wear: Full Skirt

Ah, Fall! I’m already feeling your pressure on my wardrobe. Which is inconvenient since it’s actually summer here in San Francisco. At least I can count on it always being suitably cold here at night for my thick sweaters. Here’s a request from Sharmyn:

Here is my dilemma. My husband bought me a beautiful skirt from Anthropologie a few months ago. It is an ivory toile with pintucks at the top and battenburg lace insets. It also has a slight bustle in the back with a ribbon. It is sort of like this Blanca skirt but more formal and very feminine.

I really, really love it and want to wear it but I just can’t figure out what kind of top to put with it. Tucked, untucked, blousy, tailored, jacket, twin set I would love to see what kind of things you come up with. My only stipulations are that I can’t wear sleeveless or a plunging neckline.

The key to wearing a fuller skirt is to have something a little tighter and shorter on top. Belted jackets, turtlenecks, sweaters, really a ton of things can work. Here’s one option for fall:

Skirt – Why does this Anthropologie link work but no others? I’ve probably just jinxed it.
Sweater – LOVE this. Want to marry it and wear it every day.
Boots – Nice little boots that don’t cost a fortune.
Bag – From Forever21 believe it or not.
Headband – Tortoise is just right with this combo.
Bracelet – I have a version of this! Very delicate.

So cute! I love this outfit and hopefully so will Sharmyn.

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  1. Anonymous at 6:11 am

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  2. amanda at 5:02 pm

    Love this outfit… especially the sweater. I think I could marry it as well. haha!

  3. Sharmyn at 5:26 pm

    OH! It’s perfect! Thank you Emily – I can’t wait to wear this. I love the tortoise headband too. Hooray! Thank you, thank you!!

  4. Gen Gen at 2:59 pm

    I love the outfit too. My only question is can you still wear a white skirt after labor day. I’m in Cleveland, and its kind of a no no…but just would like to know the thoughts of others…

    Such a cute blog.

  5. mrsem Author at 3:33 pm

    I say you can! I love wearing white combined with greys and browns in the fall and winter.

  6. Gen Gen at 2:30 pm

    Thanks for the reply!
    I have a skirt very simmilar to the one you showed, from the gap, I might wear it this weekend sort of how you suggested it, as it is getting cold out here. 🙂 Thanks!