Really, why not? This skirt can be worn with the following: the black cashmere v-neck sweater — with a t-shirt underneath or a white shirt or nothing; the black cashmere boyfriend cardigan with a t-shirt or a shirt; the jacket with a t-shirt, a shirt or the camisole — this skirt is the exception, the jacket will look smart and elegant which would not be the case with a black skirt. And, how about that fantastic black and white cashmere crew neck sweater? Imagine the possibilities. And the bow? It’s a barrette to hold your hair back for a chi-chi evening.
Let’s double back shall we?
Before leaving for Paris for a mere seven days, it’s important not to squander the time we have before us. As you know, it’s impossible to consider strolling about, sitting in cafes, wandering aimlessly as time wasting. The French verb for lolling about is flâner. As anyone who has fallen in love with Paris knows, absorbing the atmosphere of the city is as visceral as it is intellectual. It demands lolling.
The agenda will certainly include: museum visits, shopping (would anyone come to Paris and not shop?), casual meals, and one or more glamorous soirées. Maybe side trips are part of the plan. Versailles perhaps? All of these events require dressing for the occasion. Part of the fun of being in France is revelling in the absolute joy of getting up, getting dressed and getting out there.
Today decisions must be made about what clothes to take with us and what to leave behind. The idea is to be as clever as possible with mixing up the pieces without requiring too many pieces. You know the drill.
Now, if you are a jeans sort of girl, and that’s what you would have worn on the plane and for sightseeing, you will need to add a skirt and/or a pair of polished pants to the mix. You can’t go to a three star restaurant in jeans. Well, you could I suppose, but why would you? Where’s the fun? Getting dressed is meant to be fun.
Among the decisions to be made in that regard are: what shape skirt for example. You could always go for the classic pencil shape, but you’re in Paris. Why not choose something with a little more panache? Also, consider the fact that a fuller skirt — whichever construction fits your style and figure — is more forgiving and tends to be more comfortable for the slow post dinner saunter back to the hotel. It doesn’t have that built-in constriction of a slim skirt that inhibits long strides.
Let’s say you do decide to pack a skirt, a few considerations are vitally important: Unless you opt for the pencil version, do not wear one of the fuller skirts any longer than just below the knee. Under no condition wear your jacket with one of the black skirts. You do not want to look like you’re wearing a skirted uniform. Conversely you can wear and probably should on some occasions wear the jacket with your trousers, think “tuxedo” — you’ll see. . .
I’m starting to fear that I will be requiring you to check your bag. Oh, well. . .