Memo 024: Is She Wearing Skorts???
To: The Posh and Popular Dolls
Date: September 25, 2014
Subject: Skorts are making a comeback!
When I was a little girl, my mother used to make sure she got the most bang for her buck! So when skorts were all the rage, she was all over them, and I was the main subject of her many fashion experiments. She loved the fact that you got a skirt in the front and shorts in the back, so as you can imagine, I was the princess of skorts back in the day! So imagine my surprise when I walked into one of my favorite stores (Club Monaco) this summer, and saw that skorts had received a stylish makeover!! As you can see, I was all over it… And they had the nerve to make them pink. They were as good as sold!
Putting together a look with a pair of skorts can be very easy and carefree, but if you’re looking to create a memorable look, you cannot be afraid to take some subtle risks.
Prints paired with textures can bring about a very chic and rich look. You want your looks to stand out and make a statement, and a little bit of texture can certainly go a long way. Just remember not to go to crazy! You still want your looks to make sense…
The perfect vintage bag can off set any fun look! You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on your entire look. Just remember to look for quality while browsing the shelves of your favorite vintage stores. I’ve had this clutch for over 7 years and it’s still one of my favorites, and still looks as good as it did when I bought it at a vintage shop in L.A. Quality goes a long way… Even vintage!
One of my favorite things about making the transition from the summer to fall are hats…. I love my hats! And this fall my new signature piece is this black beauty from BCBG. This lovely statement piece is going to carry me well into the winter season and I can’t wait to pair it with some of my favorite coats, but for now, it gives my skort look a great edge. I still have a little taste of summer, but little nuances of fall with this look. It’s definitely a great transitional look I can take from coast to coast.
Stripes can make any simple look pop! So if you’re afraid to play around with stripes and prints with your clothing, try them with your footwear! It will still give you a little something extra, without feeling like you’re out of your comfort zone!
Fashion is about doing what makes you happy! There are no rules, and there are no limits! If wearing a furry vest with skorts makes me smile, I’m going to do it, and you should too!
Remember to have fun with your favorite looks, whether you’re wearing skorts, a skirt, jeans, or sweat pants… Just have a blast being fashionably YOU!
Make-Up: Cassandra Ward, Owner of Pink and White Salon
Photography: Breann White