How to Wear a Midi Skirt

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.

Amanda Garrigus - Midi Skirt

Amanda Garrigus - Midi Skirt and a White T-Shirt

Amanda Garrigus - Midi Skirt

Amanda Garrigus - Brownd Suede Platform Mary Jane Shoes


White Noise

Sometimes the background noise of our lives (or our blog shoots) can get to be a little bit much. It’s in times like those that I reach into my closet and pull out a clean, simple, breath-of-fresh-air-inspiring outfit. And what says “clean slate” (and maybe, “blank canvas” …but that’s a little ambiguous for me) better than an all white ensemble? Who says “ensemble” anymore?? Apparently I do. But I digress. Here I’m wearing a pair of white lace shorty shorts and a billowy white top which I reason adds a level of sophistication, which might allow you to get away with wearing this look to work. The top and shorts are Forever 21, and the shoes are Creative Recreation from back in the day, four score and seven ago, when they made obsession-worthy, and comfortable (!!) women’s heels. Vanessa Hudgens and I had a girlie moment over these shoes on a photo shoot once. Seems she was one of the chosen few on whom a pair was bestowed. Celebrity endorsed footwear aside, with spring in full swing and summer a hop skip away, I encourage you to give the all white trend a whirl. Just pass on the Pinot Noir and grab the Grigio instead. Salute!

Amanda Garrigus - Forever 21, white lace shorts

Amanda Garrigus - lace shorts, white blouse

Amanda Garrigus lace shorty shorts

sexy shorts, all white outfit, wedge sandals

Forever 21 lace shorts, shorts in white lace,