If you’re looking for advice on how to be girly, in general, then you have come to the wrong place. I guess you can say that I have spent most of my life as a tomboy though I really dislike that term and all the crummy gender stereotyping rubbish that goes with it.
As a result, I have relegated “girly” to a more tongue-in-cheek descriptor for a certain kind of look – a pretty unusual one, in my case. Somewhere out there, however, my mother is thrilled to see me all dressed up. I, for one, would have never guessed that a floral skirt would end up being a part of my summer style.
I am just, this year, learning how to wear a midi skirt. I discovered this particular length during the winter sales and was thrilled to discover that I could rock it my own way for my very average height.
What to wear with a midi skirt? Probably something girly. Or lacey. Or cropped. I actually have a lovely peach shirt which would tick 2 out of those 3 boxes. I purchased it at the same time as this skirt ( TK Maxx bargains – I am hooked on that shop) but no matter how many times I tried them on together, it was just too much for me. So I went back to my basics – a black, slightly risque, shirt. I figure the full floral skirt brings more than enough girly to the look.
Needless to say, there was a lot of twirling involved. Funnily enough, it’s the first floral printed item of clothing I’ve ever bought. It may remain the only one as it’s not super-versatile for me, mainly because I love my comfort. My summer style is less girly and more grunge hippie in baggy clothing that may or may not be pyjamas.
Also, I find that for me, because of the length-fullness combo, I need heels to show the skirt off properly. And how great are those pair of blush suede Benjamin Adams heels? Love the height, the pointy front – everything. I think that’s the perfect girly compromise I can make – a great pair of shoes to soften and bring an air of spring/summer to any look!
Photos by MTM