midi floral skirt, black shirt, benjamin adams shoes

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.

 

midi floral skirt, black shirt, benjamin adams shoes

 

midi floral skirt, black shirt, benjamin adams shoes

midi floral skirt, black shirt, benjamin adams shoes

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.

midi floral skirt, black shirt, benjamin adams shoes

midi floral skirt, black shirt, benjamin adams shoes

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!

midi floral skirt, black shirt, benjamin adams shoes

midi floral skirt, black shirt, benjamin adams shoes

 

 

Photos by MTM

Ciao,

Mara

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