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Hello friend. It seems my Skirt Code series is gaining some momentum, so I will continue with another post. Reason #8 for why I wear mostly skirts is because  skirts can pull off multiple textures. Let me demonstrate this unique skirt style with the Self Portrait utility miniskirt (also available in khaki green and velvet).


When I first saw the skirt, I was immediately drawn to the lace and button detail. As you know from my skirt code reason 7 post, I have been loving miniskirts. So those two facts combined just forced me to buy the skirt. Now it was a tad pricier than what I usually spend on skirts. But, this skirt style is so unique, I know it’ll be a long term investment.

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Another bonus I discovered after I bought the skirt is that utility style is “in” for spring. Therefore I will be rocking this skirt all spring long.

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Skirt Style & Textures: The Breakdown

The reason that a skirt, especially a miniskirt, can pull off multiple textures is that the entire piece of clothing is small. Therefore, it cannot overpower the entire look. Just imagine a pair of pants with this many large buttons down the entire leg, plus the large pockets and the lace… it would be too much. But a little miniskirt can easily pull it off!

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Self Portrait Utility Mini Skirt Review

Listen to advice and size up on this baby! I went up 2 U.S. sizes and the skirt fits me perfectly! It is not lined, but the fabric is fairly thick and doesn’t necessarily need a lining. Unfortunately it does tend to wrinkle a bit (especially if you’re a fashion blogger trying to change in your car for a photo 😜)!

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My Utility Mini Skirt Style

The color of the skirt is a deep tan. Because I love to pair pastels and muted tones with tan, I chose to wear my dusty blue sweater with the skirt. I chose a simple sweater because the skirt already has so many details. I didn’t want my top to compete with them.

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For shoes, I felt the over-the-knee boots were essential. The black boots coordinated and played off the black lace peeking through the skirt.

Skirt style | miniskirt | utility skirt | self portrait utility miniskirt | brown and blue color combination | why wear skirts | feminine style | style over forty | winter style | spring trend | lace | buttons | ageless style | everyday style blog | polished whimsy | over the knee boots | winter outfit | winter skirt outfit | clare v leopard print clutch

Utility Mini Skirt Style Options

For my next styling of this skirt, I think I am going to go with some true pastels, like a pink or lavender top. I’d also like to see how it pairs with a blue and white stripe button down shirt (like this bodysuit style). To style it in the summer, I am envisioning a red and white striped off the shoulder top. The possibilities are endless!

Skirt style | miniskirt | utility skirt | self portrait utility miniskirt | brown and blue color combination | why wear skirts | feminine style | style over forty | winter style | spring trend | lace | buttons | ageless style | everyday style blog | polished whimsy | over the knee boots | winter outfit | winter skirt outfit | clare v leopard print clutch

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Today I am linking up with these lovely ladies: Lizzie in Lace, Shelbee on the Edge, Elegance and Mommyhood, Sharing a Journey, Glass of GlamElegantly Dressed and Stylish and Color and Grace

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6 comments on “Skirt Code: Why I Wear Skirts Reason 8”

    • Thanks Mary! I had never seen that skirt before but once I came across it, I knew I had to have it. I really think I can wear it for years to come, don’t you? Thanks for visiting. I’d love to see you come back!

      Elsie

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