Several weeks ago, Anja Rubik appeared at the Met Ball in an Anthony Vaccarello gown with a hip-high slit. While not all of us are brave enough to try this daring look, it reminded me of how a side slit can function beautifully in a long skirt. When I spotted this Fashionista’s brown a-line maxi, I was drawn to her knee-high slits. Giving her freedom of movement and exposing her adorable lace-up booties, I realized that this was the perfect combination of skirt length and slit height.
Name: Sue Kim
Major: Industrial Design (RISD)
CollegeFashionista: How did you choose your outfit today?
Sue Kim: I usually don't wear skirts. I go for black pants, but today I felt like wearing a skirt. I wanted to cover my legs, so I chose a maxi skirt. I also wanted to go brighter on top so I chose this denim jacket.
CF: What serves as your fashion inspiration?
SK: I don't know, but I like a more reserved look.
CF: Where do you like to shop in Providence?
SK: Savers and Salvation Army. I usually get my maxi skirts there.
CF: Do you have a style icon?
SK: Chloë Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
CF: What is one article of clothing you can't live without?
SK: Black skinny pants.
How To: This a-line maxi skirt look is incredibly versatile. Not everyone can pull of an Anja Rubik-high slit, but one that reaches the knee gives the perfect opportunity to show off a colorful pair of booties. Finish with a bit of denim. A jean jacket is classic, but for a more summery look, try this sleeveless denim tie-front shirt. A long, lightweight skirt is perfect for summer months of beautiful weather.