STYLE GURU STYLE: Not a Waste if You High-Waist

Hey Fashionistas! Ever have a skirt sitting in your closet but you never know what to do with it or how to wear it? Yeah, me too!

More frequently I have seen runway models and regular gals dressing in skirts—but wearing them high-waisted and tucked into a blouse or T-shirt. What are the benefits of this look? You can show off the entire flow or look of the skirt, you can make yourself appear thinner by accentuating the smallest part of your body and you can wear the skirt with a ton of different shoes and tops to ensure that you get the most use out of something that may have been hiding in the back of your closet.

We see a skirt used like this in Diane von Furstenberg’s fall winter 2016-2017 collection look number 27 where the runway model is rocking a printed top tucked into a black skirt. Over her is a black coat paired with some killer tall knee-high boots. The look is topped off with a black hat to add a daytime look.

I chose to model myself after this look because I think it shows how versatile skirts can actually turn out being. I know myself and a lot of my friends will waste perfectly good skirts because we think they are too much effort to dress up or pair something with.

However, if you simply take a fun top and tuck it into a plain skirt or take a different skirt and pair it with a plain top, you are good to go. Not to mention, where the skirt and shirt meet will end up being the focal point of the outfit which is always good if you are trying to achieve good shape under your outfit.

I decided to take a fun, olive green corduroy skirt with buttons and tuck a black sweater with a mock turtleneck into it. I also added some printed tights because it was a chilly day in Florence, Italy and my high boots for extra warmth. I also added one of my favorite necklaces that I think brings out the silver buttons on the skirt.

For my hair I put it in a top knot because not only do I think top knots are the greatest invention for all hair types, but it also keeps my hair out of the way and the focus is put on the skirt.

Don’t forget that this outfit can be changed up easily by adding a jacket, changing the boots to shorter ones or taking away the necklace and letting the hair down—it’s all about versatility.

Get My Look: 1. Olive green skirt.  2. Mock turtleneck.  3. Statement necklace.

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