Before you adjust your screen, yes, that’s me, and yes, I am wearing a blue ruffle skirt.
As part of WhoWhatWear’s Style Challenge series, I was tasked with incorporating something I don’t usually wear (read: something way out of my comfort-zone) into an outfit and making it my own. The challenge piece was this J.Crew ruffle skirt, which, at first glance, seems harmless enough. Indeed, you might even be asking yourself: 1. What is it about this skirt that is challenging? and 2. How has society devolved to this point of sartorial contention?
I’ll address your first question. The latter is a story for an entirely different time.
Since I stand just north of five foot three, an immediate sense of intimidation and despair set in when I received this bellowing statement piece in the mail. Nevertheless, a competitor at heart and never one to back down from a challenge, I was determined to make the skirt, which I could only envision on a statuesque woman wandering the quaint streets of an island town like Capri or Positano, work for my precise frame and for the early spring settling upon the urban oasis that is Boston, Massachusetts.
With some creative wrapping, I was able to makeshift-tailor the skirt to fit my anatomical needs (props to J.Crew for designing something this decadent that actually works for those of us who sport less altitude than others). I then paired it with a relaxed fit white t-shirt (knotted for a more modern casual feel), and a cropped boxy denim jacket. I finished the look off with a pair of white tennis shoes. Read the full story here on WhoWhatWear, and shop the post below.
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