Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Look We Love: Vintage + Maxi

We are currently in a transitional weather period as May gives way to June, and Spring temperatures begin to make the shift to sunny skies and warmer days.  And while there may be some spots where the temps are already soaring, for most of us, we're in a perfect balance of warmth mixed with cool breezes.  

That's what makes this look a personal favorite.  We love transitional fashion, and the mix of a vintage pinstriped menswear shirt, tied over a long maxi skirt, is not only effortlessly chic, but perfect for the weather shifts.

The look is simple to pull off.  Start with a classic button down, roll the sleeves up to create an easy breezy summer feel, and nip it in a the waist with a simple tied bow.  That keeps the more squared off shirt from making you look masculine by accentuating your feminine frame.

Then add a gorgeous, flowing maxi skirt.  We love the royal blue hue on this one, but any color that suits your fancy is perfect.  You can even experiment with mixing prints in your skirt to your shirt.  We love mixing soft florals with striped shirts, so maybe give that a shot.

Lastly, the shoes!  This is where you can really affect the overall feel of the look.  If you go with flat sandals you have a much more casual look and feel.  Adding flat shoes takes the casual element even further.  But if you want to glam up the look, and make it versatile for more dressy occasions, ad some gorgeous nude pumps to elevate your glam factor and add some feminine sexy-kitty touches while keeping it conservative!

What do you think of the look?  

Posted by:  SV

(photos: HallieDaily)


Unknown said...

Wow, I love that look! The a-line skirt looks amazing on her! Plus, those shoes are gorgeous!!


Unknown said...

Great idea!!!! I have the both pieces but haven't thought to do this!