Finally, spring has hit Ottawa! Its been slow to come, but we’re finally getting some warm weather and I’ve busted out my sandals and shorts. I’ve also been busy for the last fee days compiling a list of my picks for this season’s must-have skirts. I am a lover of dresses but I also really love skirts because skirts are a bit more versatile than dresses, in that you can mix and match them with a variety of different tops. I’ve even worn a dress as a shirt tucked into a skirt (stealthy, I know!).
Right now it seems like there are no rules when it comes to skirt trends, whether maxi-long or über short; solid colored or patterned; leather or silk, you can do no wrong for spring/summer 2014. One common theme that I noticed and liked in a good number of the spring ready-to-wear runways shows was skirts a tiered effect or a transparent layer (such as tulle, lace or chiffon) that goes past the original skirt hem. Some of the designers who embraced this look were Richard Nicoll, Rebecca Minkoff, Rag & Bone, No. 21, Marchesa, Jill Stuart, Isabel Marant, Honor, Erdem, Burberry Prorsum and the list goes on.
At the risk of sounding sentimental, I just loved looking at all the beautiful skirts that are out there! I have attempted to include skirt options for all price ranges because let’s be honest, as much as we would all love a $1,500 floral printed Prabel Gurag skirt, we don’t all have a limitless clothing budget (my win-the-lotto-fingers are always crossed though)
In an attempt at regularity for my posts I will be trying out a schedule of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but with a toddler running me ragged this may be a challenge so wish me luck!
Cutie ankle length pencil skirt, 40 CAD / Warehouse tribal mini skirt, 51 CAD / Vero Moda pink skirt, 30 CAD / Pull Bear neoprene skirt, 37 CAD / Evening skirt, 38 CAD / Boohoo ponte knit skirt, 35 CAD / Plaid skirt, 23 CAD / White mini skirt, 33 CAD / Pull Bear flared skirt, 29 CAD
James Perse pencil skirt, 130 CAD / Witchery black skirt, 130 CAD / Orla Kiely skirt, 225 CAD / Reiss skirt, 260 CAD / Pencil skirt, 84 CAD / Goldie leather skirt, 91 CAD / Damsel in a Dress pencil skirt, 145 CAD / J Crew white skirt, 140 CAD / Rebecca Taylor skirt, 270 CAD
STELLA McCARTNEY a line skirt, 1,280 CAD / Tsumori Chisato stretch skirt, 2,655 CAD / Missoni white skirt, 1,425 CAD / MSGM brown pleated skirt, 410 CAD / Proenza Schouler pencil skirt, 1,220 CAD / Dolce Gabbana a line skirt, 3,290 CAD / Versace white skirt, 1,060 CAD / Leitmotiv black skirt, 595 CAD / STELLA McCARTNEY pencil skirt, 2,365 CAD