So, my usual modus operandi is to style things in a way that’s work-appropriate. But sometimes I just have to give in to inspiration and play dress-up.
I was absolutely in love with this wrap skirt when Kristina posted it a few weeks ago, and was thrilled when she offered it up for a swap. And even though I could have styled this skirt about a zillion different ways, I went with my original inspiration.
I knew I wanted to turn the skirt into a halter dress (which couldn’t be easier, you just bring the ends to the front, cross them over your chest and either tie them behind your neck, or bring the strings back around your waist as a belt, like I did here). And the rest just flowed from there. I thrifted this wonderful bright bandana scarf a few months ago, and I love using it as a turban/head scarf to add some bright color near my face. These yellow hoops are pretty much the only brightly-colored earrings I have, so that was a gimme. And I chose this necklace to lend, I don’t know, kind of a tropical flavor to the whole thing?
The funny thing is, this look is TOTALLY out of my comfort zone. I rarely wear my hair up, because I feel like it’s more flattering for me to have it framing my face. I don’t often wear sleeveless tops, and when I do, I NEVER wear halter tops. And this skirt style and length is one I wouldn’t usually consider.
But you know what? I am in love with this whole look. And doing this taught me that it’s worth letting go of the stories we tell ourselves about what “works” for our shape, or what’s “flattering” for us, and not be afraid to try things out. Do you stick to certain styles and silhouettes? Or do you prefer to experiment?
Thanks, Kristina, for letting me have fun with this amazing vintage skirt!