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Layer and Flow: Maxi Skirts

September 15, 2011

One trend I have totally fallen for are the way girls are wearing the chiffon/silk maxi skirt. It's a wardrobe piece that can be worn with all kinds of different accessories and shoes--and, with the added fabric, it's an interesting and pretty way to wear color. Powdery pink, rusty shades of yellow, orange, and brown, and prints dominate this category. Although, I do love the drawn out black skirts that are sheer enough to layer.

   

Pleating and draping create eye-catching movement. Pairing with neutrals, going monochromatic, or using complimentary accessories are all options.

   

I love the tail hem cuts on these skirts--short in front, longer in back. Tail hems elongate the figure, and are a great way for women who are on the petite side to pull off the maxi. I also like that the girl on the right has this belted with a cropped jacket and sneakers. A sweet and casual way to do sporty.

   

The gothic gypsy spirit in me will probably always lean towards all black (see image 1), but I love how sheer pink tones work layered with something darker and form-fitting underneath (see image 2). It takes the trend to a more elegant place. I like how the delicate fabric on skin allows the model's tattoos to just barely peek out. Paired with the heavier printed fabric on the bottom adds interest and edge.

   

This Fall we have added the NYC based line, WiNK, to Ode. Currently in is the Genevieve Long dress (left) in Blush and Charcoal. You can wear the shrug part of the dress on or off the shoulders. The dress has a tail hem, and looks fantastic with a belt, tights, ankle boots or an open toed shoe. Also in is the Heather skirt in Rust. It has an elastic waist with an asymmetrical hem and works well with cream-colored sweaters and shades of blue.

Go sheer, go long.