Maxi Skirt Styling
I wore this to an amazing Valentine's lunch at DL Loft (more on this in another post, with a full set of photos of this amazing venue). It was daytime, slushy outside, yet I popped this skirt on and felt like an urban princess (whose carriage is a 4WD Highlander...I live in the Midwest, after all). I styled it with a cropped black and white striped cowl 3/4 sleeve sweater and kept accessories simple. With this bold of a skirt, I matched the shoes to the exact shade so they wouldn't stand out. My theory on long dresses or skirts- They should almost hit the floor. If you are going to wear a statement shoe, they should peek out when you walk, not be the focus standing still, IMHO.
TIP: If you are wearing a crop over a high-waisted pant or skirt, use fashion tape to secure it in place. Otherwise, you will end up subconsciously tugging it down all day (like I did!).
Taffeta skirt is Akira: Out of This World Maxi Skirt in Royal- $39.99; I had to size up because it was squishing me. Sweater is from The Limited 5+ years ago; similar here: