The midi skirt can appear to be a baffling sartorial choice. The seemingly awkward mid-calf length risks frumpiness, while the volume can make a girl feel bigger than her actual numbers suggest. So why on Earth should you wear one? Because it’s trendy! No. No. That’s not the right answer. Take two. Because it’s chic! Think Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief or Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. It’s a sophisticated, elegant option that can actually elongate your frame and create a decidedly feminine silhouette. If you’ve got a finely tuned internal chic-o-meter that can gauge with near perfect accuracy the success of an outfit, then you should try the look with flats. Otherwise, a little extra height from a high heel or wedge shoe will go a long way to assuaging any frumpy-fears you might still be harboring. Keep proportion in mind and pair with a nicely tailored top, tucked in, and you’re well on your way to acquiring Olivia Palermo-level style cred.
A few days ago I was on the Extra set (read: on a stage in the middle of Century City mall) sporting a neoprene midi skirt with the lovely Renee Bargh, telling her, and TV viewers everywhere, all about panty hose! Now before your eyes roll back in your head and you scream at the heavens “Why did I click on this blog?!?!”, let me assure you, the models were cute, the outfits were too, and the tights were definitely worthy. And, even better than all that, my outfit was stellar! The lovely people at DKNY hooked me up and I thought it only fair to share some of the goodness with you. Navy blue laser cut crop top (notice I am not showing my belly… did I mention I have two kids?) and matching A-line midi skirt = LOVE. As for the pictures, well, my regular photographer, aka my sister Erica Luttrell, has a life, so we’ll have to make do with some dressing room selfies save for the first pic mercifully taken by the PR queen herself, Ali Lasky of Shadow PR. Enjoy!
With love, Amanda