Skirts are really great, any time of year — and for just about any type of event or activity. You just have to select the right type of fabric, style, length — and then pair it with an appropriate coordinating top, footwear, and accessories. If that doesn’t sound easy, then make sure to read all of our “Style Guide” posts, and feel free to come and get the expert advice from the friendly, knowledgeable sales associates at The Penny Pincher Boutique in Westchester County, New York.
Skirts for Winter
Sometimes people make the mistake of associating skirts with warmer weather, but that doesn’t have to be the case! Sure, the lighter fabrics, shorter skirts, and beachy styles might only work for part of the year, but those aren’t the only options that you have. First, remember that mini skirts might not work in the winter, but that still leaves two length options: midi and maxi. Then consider fabric types; thick fabrics like knitted wool can look great while keeping you quite warm. Leather, denim, and plaid skirts can also look great during the cooler months.
For work, a wool blazer in a complementary color might work well; for a softer look, a turtleneck sweater or thick cardigan might pair nicely. Wearing tights and knee-high boots can help make sure that you stay warm from head to toe — even in a skirt.
Skirts for Summer
We all know the appeal of a skirt in summer: the open design allows you to keep cool, even when you’re out in the heat. While mini skirts might be your go-to when you see sunny skies, other lengths of skirts still give you the airy benefits of a skirt, and they can create an even more versatile option. Midi skirts can work well with crop tops, and maxi skirts can go from the office to the beach with the removal of a single layer, like a linen blazer.
Beach-friendly favorites like Gypsy or Broomstick Skirts or Sarongs are also summer favorites. Even if you’re not at the beach or attending a pool party, you can give that classic, breezy aura by wearing those styles with flip flops or — for slightly more formal occasions — heeled sandals.
Depending on your local climate, you can easily adjust your skirt selection for winter and summer to work for fall and spring as well. Simply add a layer or change out your footwear.
One last aspect of skirts that you’ll want to consider is how the various shapes and lengths of skirts work for your body type. We’ve examined dressing for your body type in previous posts, but this time we’ll specifically consider what it means for your skirt choice.
Penny Pincher Boutique
We’re Westchester County, NY’s upscale consignment store offering women’s designer clothing, handbags, jewelry, shoes, and so much more. Visit our boutique at 184 Harris Rd in Bedford Hills, NY or shop online at www.pennypincherboutique.com. We also offer a selection of our items for sale on eBay. Shipping is available across the U.S.
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