Don’t you find that there is something marvellously cool (and cool) about long — but not too long — easy, breezy summer skirts? Even the most conservative dressers among us can break away from strict structure and go with the flow.
There is a problem though I think, they are not necessarily easy for everyone to wear. Finding just the right shape/cut, length, waist treatment, pleats (or not), sewn down for smoothness over the stomach and hips, and on and on.
And then there is the “what should I wear on top?” conundrum. I don’t like short-sleeve t-shirts with them for some reason, but 3/4 or long pushed up gives a better, more sophisticated balance.
Classic shirts, sleeves rolled back are another option. I have a thing for unfussy peasant blouses which are not that easy to find, but I think they look très Saint-Trppez and very pretty with long skirts.
I also think when one finds just the right skirt and the top that flatters, the combination is absolutely ageless. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Then there is the shoe question to which a simple French rule applies: Long skirts: flat shoes — ballerinas, sandals and some might say tennis shoes of some sort. It all depends upon how daring one may be feeling.
I bought the skirt at the top for Drea from Gilt. I’m hoping she’ll like it. I don’t like that t-shirt with the skirt, but think the sandals are just right.
(Oh yes, FYI, I have no affiliation with Gilt. I’m getting paranoid. . . 😎 )