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.
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.
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!
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 😜)!
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.
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.
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!
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