Fashion Trend – Full Skirt

This season you are sure to see one of the latest fashion trends – full skirts.  The full skirt is a totally feminine way to wear a stylish skirt that is not only stylish, but also extremely comfortable.  A welcome addition to fashion trends, the comfortable skirt that is also flattering and feminine is something so popular that it is difficult to find such skirts in stock. Consider a few examples of this great fashion trend that have quickly become some of our favorite must have skirts this season.

First, consider the Lija Skirt.  This skirt by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer is truly a perfect blend of a classic style with contemporary details like the raw edge and the high waist.  The skirt of course flares which makes it a full skirt that also will make you feel girly and feminine on while also making it very comfortable and flattering.  This is a great “go to” skirt that can be worn out running errands on a weekend or with the right top and accessories dressed up and worn to a dressy occasion too.  Available in basic black, this skirt is a must have summer essential.  It is also a jersey cotton so it is comfortable and casual enough to literally go from day to night and is also machine washable to boot.

Similarly, the Fanya Skirt which is also by Velvet is another example of a great full skirt.  This skirt, however, is more than just a great classic flared skirt, because it also features a diagonal stripe pattern and an asymmetric hem and a diagonal line across the waist for accent.  The pattern shifts at this seam as well giving it a natural break and added distinction. In fact, the Fanya skirt is actually a great modern interpretation of the classic full skirt.  This skirt is made from a cotton tencel blend so it is the ultimate soft, comfortable fabric and easy to wear again for casual and dressy occasions depending on what you wear it with and how you accessorize it. I love the raw edges again at the hem and the stripe pattern that really does make this a distinctive skirt.  Best of all it is available in Night a navy/black stripe contrast, Highland a taupe/brown stripe and Green House a contrasting light green/dark green stripe pattern.

As you can see, both of these skirts are great examples of modern updates to a classic full skirt style that is also extremely wearable and by default also extremely comfortable with their wearable, comfortable fabrics and the natural fit of the full skirt style.  Obviously the Lija skirt has a more classic approach, but the asymmetrical line and the complementary stripe pattern which makes this skirt a great distinctive full skirt alternative.  Best of all both of these skirts are extremely versatile and can be worn to most casual and even certain dressy occasions with a number of different style of tops and accessories.

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Bohemian Chic Skirt

Summer skirts have really become an essential summer must have.  I love wearing them instead of capris or shorts in warm weather and because of this I love finding skirts that are versatile.  Finding a skirt that can be worn during the day and evening outings feels like such an accomplishment as inevitably I always find dressy skirts that are too dressy to be worn casually during the day or vice versa I find a casual skirt that can be worn casually, but not dressed up.  I always love finding skirts in different styles and you really do want to have a few great skirt options in your closet this summer.

The perfect bohemian chic skirt can be the perfect blend of stylish, versatile and comfortable and really should be a summer wardrobe essential. Bohemian chic skirts can come in a variety of styles and with a variety of designs and fabrics. Here are just a few of our favorite bohemian style skirts and all of them are from one of our favorite designers Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  Velvet is known for their great use of cottons and other great fabrics while also blending contemporary and casual styles creating great feminine wearable pieces.  Of course their designs are also high quality and are made in the USA an added bonus.

First the Lija Skirt.  This skirt is truly a perfect blend of a classic style with contemporary details like the raw edge and the high waist.  The skirt flares too which makes it feel girly and feminine on while also making it very comfortable.  This is a great go to skirt that can be worn out running errands on a weekend or with the right top and accessories dressed up and worn to a dressy occasion too.  Available in basic black, this skirt is a must have summer essential.

Next the Fanya Skirt.  Another flared skirt, but this with a diagonal stripe pattern and an asymmetric hem and a diagonal line across the waist for accent.  This skirt is a cotton tencel blend so it is the ultimate soft, comfortable fabric and easy to wear again for casual and dressy occasions depending on what you wear it with and how you accessorize it. I love the raw edges again at the hem and the stripe pattern that really does make this a distinctive skirt.

Finally, the Sintia Pencil Skirt is really a classic style skirt that is part of Velvet’s Gauzy Whisper collection featuring a light weight gauzy cotton fabric.  This skirt features cotton lining so it is not sheer and still manages to have a lightweight so that it is comfortable and also doesn’t look like a thick jersey fabric locking it into only being a casual piece.  This skirt can easily go from the office to running errands and comes with a high waist and with the cotton fabric has some give to it so it is very forgiving.

Whichever skirt best fits your summer skirt needs, you can’t go wrong with any of these bohemian chic style skirts.  They are a great blend of wearable and stylish which is our number one priority for great summer skirts.  Be sure and get yours today.

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Peasant Skirt

As the weather warms up we are thrilled to be wearing skirts as often as possible.  One of this season’s biggest skirt trends are peasant skirts.  While the name doesn’t really create an appealing image, it really is a beautiful skirt and best of all something that is ultra comfortable and fun to wear.

The peasant skirt features a series of connected layers that give a subtle ruffled look and of course a great touch of feminine details.  They can come in a variety of different lengths depending on your preferences, but they are almost always longer skirts that fall well below the knee.  They can also be as long as ankle length.  The longer length makes them a good multi-purpose skirt.  The peasant skirt works well as a casual skirt that you can wear with flip flops or sandals or dress it up with heels or boots for dressier occasions.

You can also find peasant skirts in actual tiered fabric layers giving the skirt a heavier, but bold look.  These are great statement skirts.  Personally, my favorite style of the peasant skirt is the Hilton skirt by one of our favorite designers Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This skirt is long, but not ankle length.  It hits about half way between the knee and the ankle.  It also features a folded waist band giving you added versatility if you want the length to be a little longer.  Currently available in two great colors black (you can never have enough black skirts!) or Rootbeer, a smokey brown color.   I love this skirt because I don’t really like the ankle length skirts and depending on your personal body type you want to be careful that you don’t wear skirts that are too long because they can make you look shorter and draw added attention to your feet.

Best of all the peasant skirt really does give you a great feminine skirt that isn’t your basic pencil or A line skirt, but it is super comfortable and is really a great all around wear anywhere skirt.  In the current economy where we all are trying to maximize our dollar, this is the perfect versatile piece.  I love the ability to wear this on weekends running errands in my flip flops and then the next day wear it to church or a dressy party.  Really you can dress it up and change the sophistication level of this skirt by simply changing your shoes and top.

In short, the peasant skirt is a great way to really add a versatile, trendy and stylish skirt to your closet.  It really is a must have for summer.  It is also a great way to help you accentuate your favorite accessories year round whether they be sandals, boots, a great top, or even jewelry.  You can’t go wrong with a good peasant skirt and be sure to consider your individual body type when picking the length for the skirt.  If you are super tall, the longer length peasant skirt may be perfect for you, but if you are shorter or feeling a little heavy around the waistline, the shorter length peasant skirt might be best.

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High Waist Skirt

You may have noticed that high waisted pants and skirts are becoming a new fashion trend this season.  Depending on the skirt style, the high waisted skirt can be flattering and slimming and great ways to insert a little trendiness into your closet.  There are a number of different skirt styles that are en vogue this season such as the tiered peasant skirts in a variety of different lengths, asymmetrical skirts and even your basic pencil skirts that never go out of style as summer staples.

We’ve fallen in love with each of these different styles of skirts by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  The Hilton Peasant skirt is a great example of the ever popular tiered skirt style.   This skirt features a wide waistband that can be worn up or folded down depending on your personal preference which provides this skirt with an added versatility.  The long length of this skirt hitting about half way between the knee and the ankle pairs well with the high waist line and the fitted waist gives it a flattering look.  Best of all this skirt is the ultimate comfort skirt, it is loose and comfortable making it wearable to practically any summer event and with ballet slippers or flip flops.

Next consider the asymmetrical skirt that is another complement to the high waist line.  Asymmetrical skirts can range from asymmetrical seams on the skirt to asymmetrical lengths on the actual skirt itself.  Typically a flared skirt, these skirts have a strong feminine feel with their flared fit.  Another great figure friendly skirt, they are also equally distinctive.  Our favorite example of this style is the Fanya skirt by Velvet.  This skirt features a contrasting stripe pattern and an asymmetrical seam just below the hips.  The pattern shifts at this seam as well giving it a natural break and added distinction.  This skirt is another comfort skirt as well with a loose fit below the waist.  The fabric is also a tencel cotton blend which gives it rayon like softness with cotton wear ability.

Finally, you can never go wrong with the classic pencil skirt.  The Sintia pencil skirt by Velvet features light cotton and a fitted waist that folds over at the top as an added distinction.  This classic skirt is the everyday summer skirt that you really can never have enough of.  Perfect with flip flops or a blazer, this versatile skirt really is a go to all purpose piece.  The gauzy whisper cotton fabric is a lightweight cotton blended with a lycra blend to give this skirt a touch of cling. Available in a number of colors, you really can’t go wrong with this skirt for spring summer and frankly even in colder weather.

Each of these skirts are great examples of practical applications of high waisted skirts and great options to incorporate them into your own wardrobe.  As you can see we price wearability above most trends, but each of these skirts in distinctive ways are great pieces that are easily incorporated into your closet to suit your own personal style.

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