Belt: Forever 21 (old) – S (similar) (similar)
I wanted to try something different in styling my pleated skirt today. Since this skirt is longer on me and can easily overwhelm my petite stature, I’ve always veered towards fitted and body-conscious tops. But this time around, I went the opposite route and chose an oversized knitted sweater. On its own, this outfit would’ve looked like a giant potato sack on me, but with a few little tweaks, I think it came out ok!
- First (and most important!) tweak: Adding a waist belt. The belt was utterly necessary in order to give me some semblance of a figure. I love a wider belt in these cases as it cinches in the excess fabric nicely and it seems to tie in better with the thicker weight of the knit fabric as well.
- Second tweak: Create an interesting hemline. Once the top was cinched in, it was still much too long when paired with this already long-ish skirt. I folded the top underneath itself and created an asymmetrical hemline that made it more interesting to look at as well as figure-flattering!
- Last tweak: Raise the skirt length just a pinch. The skirt naturally falls below my knees and can make me look shorter than I already am by cutting off my legs. Since the waistband of the skirt would be disguised underneath the top, I raised the skirt up above where it would sit naturally and held it in place with a little safety pin. Crafty, right?
Face: stila hydrating primer, studio finish concealer in NW20, fresh faces sheer neutral light foundation, stereorose msf blush
“It’s the freakin weekend baby, I’m about to have me some fun”
I couldn’t have said it any better. 🙂
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