Rebecca Taylor delivered florals for her pre-fall 2014 collection, and she couldn’t have done it in a more captivating way. Appealing to the popular pleated and midi skirt trends, she applied a beautiful floral print drawn by a Parsons student to pleated chiffon dresses and to midi skirts. Keeping with her theme of “a fresh take on modern femininity,” the pieces embraced femininity while also speaking to the less fitted silhouettes that are currently more popular with the modern woman.
I didn’t have a pleated midi skirt, but I did have a midi skirt with a floral/vine print. For my top piece, I picked out a sheer black T-shirt with fringe detailing. I felt like this look was heading towards boho-chic from the start, which I was a. very excited about because I don’t usually dress boho-chic and b. very nervous about because I don’t usually dress boho-chic. To add more elements of my personal style into this outfit, I decided on a pair of aviator sunglasses, a brown handbag and simple black ankle-strap heels to up the sophistication factor. A few multicolored and multi-patterned bracelets given to me as a gift served as some simple arm candy.
Of course, I wouldn’t feel like I’d done the look justice if I hadn’t thought of an appropriate look in the beauty department. Often, long hair with an ensemble like this draws one’s attention down, and the whole look seems a bit droopy. By pinning back my bangs in a half-up hairstyle, I was able to keep the outfit looking sharp. A nude lip also never hurts when you’re trying to keep the attention on a certain piece of clothing.
Midi skirts and floral prints may be things of the past, but as we all know, history always repeats itself—especially in fashion. Invest in a midi skirt; this trend is sure to be around for a while.