Thursday, 9 August 2012
How to wear a maxi skirt
Have you noticed I've had a facelift? Not me personally, I'd never do that - much easier to take the pain-free alternative and chop my head off in photographs. No. After four years with the same tired expression, That's Not My Age finally called in the image doctor and succumbed to an injection of Blogger's Botox. And the old facade looks so much better, don't you think?
As well as trying hard not to think about the end of the Olympics (day 13 and counting) and the state of the economy, this summer I've been making the most of my J Crew jersey maxi skirt. Here I am in the outfit du jour, The Perfect Blue Shirt and a pair of old flip flops. And yes, I know the Flip Flop Dress Code: wear them indoors or on holiday, but it was over 30 degrees in London that day and I was in a rush. Alright?
So, having sauntered around the city all summer, with dirty feet, my tips for wearing maxi skirts are:
1. Always wear flat shoes. Make that leather sandals in summer and brogues in winter.
2. With a slim-fitting long skirt you can play around with dimensions. A looser top that nips/tucks in at the waist - like my jaunty knotted shirt - is a good option.
3. Hitch up your skirt when using the stairs, public transport, and the bathroom.
And as promised, here I am at the Olympic Park wearing J Crew jersey skirt number two and my lovely Team GB T-shirt. Forty eight medals so far! Not bad eh?