Hello friend! Today’s Skirtmas post is centered around an eyecatching floral skirt, the Modcloth Ikebana midi skirt. I have a long history with this skirt, I’ll explain it later. But needless to say, I love it. Therefore I styled it to the best of my abilities. I hope I do it justice!
Modcloth Ikebana Midi Skirt: The Backstory
As I alluded to above, I didn’t just discover the Modcloth Ikebana midi skirt. In fact, one of my girlfriends had sent me a link to it years ago. Back then, it was a yellow skirt with mint and purple flowers. It was gorgeous; you know how much I love that color combination (check out mustard and mint post). Unfortunately by the time I got around to purchasing it, my size was sold out.
I did periodic checks on the Modcloth website, but I never found my size. Well what do you know, years later, they brought back the skirt. It’s in another colorway, this time mustard with pink. But it is still beautiful. Furthermore, it allows me to play with a new color combination I had never before considered: mustard and pink. This may have to go into a color crush post, don’t you think?
Modcloth Ikebana Midi Skirt: Fit Review
The Modcloth ikebana midi skirt is a full-cut A-line skirt. There is quite a lot of fabric, so it is definitely twirl worthy! It is made out of thin polyester (mimicking silk-like fabric), with a thin lining underneath. Unfortunately, the fabric tends to wrinkle. However, those wrinkles smooth out easily (unlike the fan skirt).
The fit of the Modcloth ikebana midi skirt is superb. It fits nicely at the waist and flows beautifully over the hips. It hits me about three inches below the knee.
Modcloth Ikebana Midi Skirt Outfit
When I received this skirt, I knew right away I wanted to pattern mix with it. That’s because the scale of the floral print is perfect to mix with other prints (read more on my pattern mixing 101 post).
Because I love stripes and floral print together, I decided on a striped top. I chose my J Crew tissue turtleneck because it is in fact winter now, and so I wanted to bring in some elements of cold weather wear.
Besides playing with pattern, I was also excited to play with this new color combination. Therefore I added a pair of pink pumps. The result is superb if I do say so myself. The pink adds even more femininity to the outfit and allows the yellow of the skirt to pop.
While I adore all my skirts alike, the Modcloth ikebana midi skirt may be my current favorite due to its beautiful color and print. But stay tuned, Skirtmas may turn up a new favorite soon!