How to wear my midi white pleated A line skirt without looking mumsy?
I just purchased this midi lenght pleated and perforated white skirt at Zara. I think it looks very girly.
Can you give your advice to wear it at work without looking like my mom ^^?
I am very small.
I think “feminine” would describe this skirt better than “girly” because this lenght looks very grown up.
Indeed when you are short, it is not easy to wear midi lenght.
Therefore my first recommendation would be to wear it with heels.
Then I recommend you to pair it with items that are not too retro in order to make it look modern.
You can break the very feminine feel with minimal item but at the end, with such a skirt, you cannot avoid having a very feminine look.
1. Fresh and pure (sounds like an air sanitizer name erm)
White and blue always work well together.
In order not to look like a nun, choose simple yet modern items.
For instance those lamé strappy sandals with square heels are both atemporal and very fashionable.
On the hands, show that you are young with rock jewels and impeccable nailpolish in a fun shade.
Beware of necklaces and earrings that can easily give and older style to the outfit
– Black mules for an edgy rock version of the look
– Minimalist silver sandals with thin heel (more feminine)
– Glitter sandals with thick low heel (fun and easy)
NB: ankle straps suit the ladies with thin ankle and calves
2. Bourgeoise 2015
Let’s be honest, the midi lenght pleated skirt is very WASP.
So let’s stick to that inspiration and give it a modern twist.
A sleeveless white shirt that is not boring because sleeveless.
Classic pumps in a futuristic fabric mix.
Pearls indeeds but worn as a earcuff.
And, to finish, unusual colors on nails and eyes will save this look from classic overdose.
– Acide yellow pumps to liven the style!
NB: if you have thick ankle and plump calves, pumps are your friends
3. Pop and pretty
I prefer not to wear flash colours blocks next to white because I think it is too flashy.
However, as an accent it works perfectly.
Here a bit on acid yellow and pink on the feet would be great.
As a top I chose a dark grey sleveless T-shirt for its masculine style in order to break the girly look and make it more urban.
For jewels, still stick to a very modern look.
– Comfy platform shoes (beware the wedge can be too heavy for very petite ladies)
– Minimal strappy sandals with flashy flower print (Might be complicated to wear it at the office though)
You can mix of match lots of things between this three outfits.