For those of you who liked the grey midi skirt, here’s a lively second take.
A vibrant (bordering on psychedelic) striped cardigan and zippy boots.
A comment to the previous post asked whether I thought this skirt would look good with riding boots.
Good question! As a general matter, I like boots with skirts. I tend to think that riding boots look best with knee length skirts and that midi skirts look best with really fitted boots — i.e., sock boots or those stretch-suede Stuart Weitzman boots.** I would be concerned that a mid-calf length skirt over a traditional boot might look a little shapeless. With that said, I did have a great pair of Joan & David riding boots in college that I wore with a long khaki skirt and I think they looked good together. So, the answer may rest on the particulars.
Here, I am wearing ankle boots with black tights to create a clean, elongating line.
This sweater caught my eye on Shopbop and I was helpless to resist.
So tiny, but so loud.
I have a few ideas for this sweater. I see it paired with pale pink and apple green tops. And possibly with a purple dress. Not the purple dress you know about. Another purple dress. A secret purple dress.
Doesn’t this sweater look like it’s made from synthetic fibers? But it’s not. It’s merino wool. I don’t know how the intensity of these colors was achieved.
Underneath the sweater, I am wearing a grey silk tank that is close to the shade of the skirt and a narrow black patent leather belt. These things will only show if I am moving around (really, lifting things over my head), but add a little polish just in case.
The charms of this sweater are several: a trim, cropped silhouette (ideal for layering); metallic silver buttons; a fraying hem.
As with other Marques/Almeida clothes, this sweater runs small. I am wearing a Medium. The sleeves are too long, but they were easy to roll and the resulting cuffs work well enough.
Skirt: Tibi Vicose High Waisted Drape Skirt; Sweater: Marques Almeida Cropped Cardigan; Boots: 8 from YOOX
* Can you guess what I was thinking of when I wrote this?
** Every January/February, when these Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boots are sold out, I tell myself I will buy a pair next fall. And then I forget about it until the following January, when they are sold out again. I found these white boots while looking for sale-priced 50/50 boots. Are they hideous? Marvelous? The perfect combination?