Have we exhausted waterfall pleats and asymmetrical hemlines? The “mullet” silhouettes that roamed the streets in shades of pearl are really pretty. But now it’s fall, and flowing skirts with sheer overlays are being nixed for jewel tone skinnies. Expected, since temperatures are dropping and it’s easier to battle the weather in boots.
But during the first few weeks of October, the forecast is inconsistent – one day it’s chilly, and the next, it’s humid. Today was the latter, and though the unexpected heat brought frizz to my hair, it also brought these two Fashionistas. They’re dressed for summer, which is shocking, sure, but appropriate, given the muggy air.
I was wearing a pair of dark trousers and oxfords, and the truth is: I wanted to run home and swap my heavy garbs for something much lighter. These Fashionistas didn’t only inspire an outfit change, but also an idea: While we might be sick of our skirts, (and ready for printed pants), designers sent loads of cropped tops down the spring/summer 13 runways (see Peter Som, Band of Outsiders and most recently, Balenciaga) and we’re going to need some high-waist designs to wear with them.
So here’s the deal: hold onto your skirts, and get to the gym, because some of these midriff baring numbers border on bralettes. If you love a good collar, check out this blouse from Republic. If you’re all about the athletic look, try Topshop, Missoni or Bardot. Topshop’s also got you covered if you like lace and Reiss is your go-to for sleek silk.
Just because they’re ‘in’ again, doesn’t mean we haven’t tried out this trend before. Check out the way this NYU Fashionista rocked hers back in May.