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New York Fashion Week S/S ’12: How to pull off ladylike skirts, without looking too Mad Men-ish.
Thu, 15 September 2011 12:34PM
I love me a bit of ladylike dressing. A full waisted skirt, quirky court shoes and a structured handbag are all things that make my little heart skip a beat. But sometimes, being a lady can be exhausting, and half way through your Betty Draper-esque get up you want to stop. Well, don’t I have some good news for you! Your laziness is now totally in fashion.
It’s like the fashion mullet, business down the bottom, with a fancy schmancy lady-like skirt, paired with a laid-back shirt at the top. The clever kids at Rodarte (personal fave), J. Crew and Marc by Marc Jacobs show us how it’s done with a slouchy knit, chambray button-up and cute tee respectively. This look is really a win-win, you get more mileage out of your dressier skirts that you usually save for evening ‘dos by teaming them with a relaxed top AND you get 124 bonus Style Points from the Style Police for being so sartorially clever.
Marc by Marc Jacobs. 1. Forever 21 ‘Music Live Art’ tee, US$15.90. 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Printed Cotton’ skirt, £88.75.
Which of these looks is doing it for you?
Do you own a chambray shirt? If not, you should. They’re awesome.
Are you a fan of the dressy skirt/casual top combo? Or maybe you prefer dressy top/casual pants? Please, do tell!
Posted by: Alex Thompson