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Skirtmas: Pleated Metalic Skirt {Day 11}

Hello friend and welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Skirtmas. Today, I am styling a night out look, similar to Day 8, but even more glam! The look centers around a pleated metallic skirt. While I have worn a gold pleated skirt already on Skirtmas day 4, today’s look will be quite different. That way, you’ll have options on how to wear your pleated metallic skirts.

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Styling a Pleated Metallic Skirt for a Night Out

As I showed you in Day 4 of Skirtmas, a pleated metallic skirt can be easily dressed down. But today I will be demonstrating how to dress it up.

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The bright gold of the fabric makes it an obvious choice for evenings out. It is shiny, eye-catching and fabulous.

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My Pleated Metallic Skirt Outfit

When I was styling this outfit, I knew I wanted to go full glam. Therefore I chose to wear the skirt with a fur coat. I chose my striped fur coat (first worn in this post) because I wanted multiple elements of style. The coat brings both pattern and texture, win win!

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Underneath it I wore a simple black sweater. I chose this for two reasons. First, the outfit has a lot going on already, so it needs a basic to tie it all together. Second, it’s winter and it’s cold… enough said!

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Of course my top isn’t just any old sweater. I chose a fun one with a bow, naturally!

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I finished the look with simple but sexy booties. Bonus, with booties like this you can wear a thick sock underneath! Such an important factor for those of us you are cold-intolerant.

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Because the outfit has so many details already, I chose to keep my accessories minimal. Therefore I just added a festive gold and black pom pom earrings.

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I hope you enjoyed this glam styling of a pleated metallic skirt for day 11 of Skirtmas. Make sure to catch the finale of the 12 Days of Skirtmas tomorrow!

 

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Skirt Code: Why I Prefer to Wear Skirts, Reason 5

Hello friend! It’s time to visit another Skirt Code post! If you missed the other reasons, check them out here: reason 1, reason 2, reason 3, reason 4. The fifth reason why I prefer to wear skirts is that they are more sanitary. This post will surely out me as a germ-a-phobe, but I am OK with that. I have long come to terms with who I am! I will be demonstrating my point with the lovely J Crew rainbow gingham tie front skirt.

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As I’ve said before, I wasn’t always a devout skirt wearer. In fact, when I first started to work, I probably wore pants most of the time. I’ve always had a love of skirts, especially the ones at Anthropologie. But I still wore pants to work for most of the week, mostly just because of habit.

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Then came the fated day. I will spare you the details, but when I went to use the restroom, I walked into the stall without realizing I was stepping into someone’s bodily fluids. Because I was wearing long trousers that draped over my shoes, the hem of the pants was touching the ground and said fluid. Gross, I know! Needless to say I was thoroughly disgusted. I think I even threw those pants away!

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After that day, I started to wear more skirts. The more I thought about it, the more I was bothered by bringing home clothes that had swept the floor of the hospital (my work), public restrooms, and so on. Because unlike shoes, I keep my clothes on when I snuggle with my daughter on our beds. I just didn’t want to bring those germs into our homes and beds. Wearing a skirt can decrease the chances of that occurring.

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This is also the reason why I do not wear maxi skirts or dresses to work. The maxi-mum (pun intended) length that I will do is a mid calf. That still leaves plenty of room between the hem and the floor.

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J Crew Rainbow Gingham Tie Front  Skirt Review

Now you know one of my quirks! Let’s switch gears and talk about the skirt in detail. The J crew rainbow gingham tie front skirt is a lovely specimen of a skirt. The colors are vibrant and fun. The fit is perfect. I chose a petite this time as I noticed this was a bit of a longer skirt and I wanted it to hit right at the knee. I got the 2P and it fits great (for reference I am usually a 0 in J Crew).

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J Crew Rainbow Gingham Tie Front  Skirt Styling

When I first tried to style the J Crew rainbow gingham tie front skirt, I was a bit stumped. I felt it already had a lot of color and print in it, so I was leaning towards a solid top. But I still wanted some interest. Therefore I went with a lace tee. This ensured there was no competition in color or pattern. But the textured top added another element of style.

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As you already know, I love pairing my skirts with chambray. While the J Crew rainbow gingham tie front skirt would also look great with a chambray top (like this one), I chose to mix it up for this look. Therefore I added the chambray element in my jacket instead.

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For jewelry I went with rose gold accents including my chain link tassel pendant from Baublebar.

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While this may be an unexpected reason to wear skirts, it is still one of my reasons. It is definitely not my most compelling reason, but it was one that spurred my desire to mostly wear skirts to work. Whatever the reason, I encourage you to wear skirts more, especially to work. Plus with some as amazing as the J Crew rainbow gingham tie front skirt, why wouldn’t you wear skirts daily?