After wearing this $25 maxi dress all weekend long, I figured this week’s Tuesday Trends post would be dedicated to maxi and midi dresses, mainly because I obviously need to purchase a few more so I don’t have to wear the same one three days in a row. Rounding up a few of my favorites below!
Whenever I was still working in the corporate world I think I googled “creative office style” more times than I could count. I was sick of wearing the same thing on rotation every week and felt like none of my work clothes were very “cute” or “me”. One source of inspiration that I continually went back to was Mary Orton from the Memorandum blog. Working ladies, she is GOALS. Her outfits were always way out of my price range but I always had fun trying to recreate her looks for 1/20th of the cost she paid:)
If you are in a work clothes rut and looking for a fun piece to add into your rotation, try a midi skirt! I personally love the idea of midi skirts in the office because they are an appropriate length while still being feminine and cute! It’s a stand out piece that everyone is sure to recognize which is one positive. The other is that it’s longer than a pencil skirt which means you don’t have to shave as high LOL. The less effort to get ready in the mornings, the better. You feel me?
I rounded up several other midi skirts that are appropriate for the office and sure to be a staple in your closet. The great thing about all of these is that you could dress them down for the weekend as well. My favorite way to style a midi skirt lately is with a graphic tee and sneakers!
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Trends come and go but style lasts forever”? While I love trends, they definitely have a lifespan. Some are very short lived, others stick around until the next best things comes along, and then we always have the reoccurring trends that come back 20 years later. 2016 was full of new trends and several that came back into style from previous years. Some of them died in 2016 while some of them are still going strong. So which ones are here to stay for 2017? I’m glad that you asked 🙂
I’d love to hear which trends you are still loving from 2016. I love hearing people’s thoughts on what they think will “stick”. If you think I missed any really important ones, don’t hesitate to let me know! Since Houston tends to be warm almost all year long, I noticed that alot of my favorite trends are biased to the warm weather. Sorry Northerners!!
I know I’ve said this before and I’m calling it now that there is a good chance that I might say this again, but I think this might be my favorite outfit to date! One of my favorite parts about blogging is trying out new fashion trends and figuring out what works and what doesn’t. Midi length is just what it sounds like, it is short for midiskirt and ends at the middle of the calf.
Today I am trying out the midi trend. I tried the midi trend in a dress version here, but had yet to find a skirt that I felt like I could really rock. That was until I found this playful, flamingo number. The skirt is the hard part of the outfit, so I suggest finding your skirt first and going from there. Chic Wish has the best selection of fun midi skirts to choose from that I have seen. I had my eye on this one and this one before finally deciding on my little flamingo friend.
Now for your top. The way I see it is you have 3 options. 1) Crop top 2) Bodysuit 3) Blouse. If you decide to go the crop top route like I did, be sure to pick one that will compliment the skirt. Since my skirt was a bit on the nicer side, I picked a crop top that was equally as nice and would not show too much midriff. Bodysuits are also a great option to pair with poofy midi skirts, like this one, because they do not add any extra bulk and always look perfectly smooth and tucked in. Lastly, if you are looking to wear your midi skirt to work or a more professional style setting, you might want to wear a top that isn’t too tight or won’t show your tummy. A blouse that is not too flowy when it is tucked in will work best so that you don’t have too much volume up top. Since your skirt is most likely going to be the statement piece of this outfit, your best bet is going to be a more simple top. Your outfit should always be about balance so if the skirt is patterned, try a solid top, for a flowy skirt, try a more fitted top, etc.
Find yourself a cute pair of colored heels and your look is topped off! I had been on the hunt for some pink heels well since forever so when these all but fell into my lap last week (along with 6 other pairs), I couldn’t say no. That tends to be a reoccurring problem for me these days…. Not being able to say no to shoes. There are worse problems to have though right?! And every girl needs (yes, needs) a pair of pink heels. I have worn them at least 3 times since last week so that’s proof right there!
Don’t forget to enter the $1320 Nordstrom gift card giveaway in my last post. You can find all of the details here. Have a great week, friends!