Richard Chai S/S, Acne Resort, Dries van Noten S/S runways, respective images via Style.com
No, really, they are.
I’ve been saying it for months, primarily because Naomi and I shot an extensive skirt-over-pant story in early August but before I intended to post it, runways were validating the speculations my legs and I had about really truly having to cover up and well look at that, here you seemingly have it. It’s happening and that means a. no more shaving woes, b. our plentiful fall layers just got one more, erm, layer. I don’t know about you, but I’m thrilled. It’s a great and simultaneously stylish way for women to cover that pesky, awkward upper thigh–I don’t care how thin or thick a woman is, most–if not all–of us find dismay in the upper thigh area. Except maybe the runway models that Isabel Marant tends to commission.There were a couple months when I was younger, back in a time where the 8th floor at Bloomingdale’s was my very own version of today’s 4th floor at Barney’s, when I took a liking toward skants a la Monkey Wear. I had a few pairs, they rocked…but quickly faded out. Or maybe I just jumped on the trend train too late. I have no choice but to blame my mother for this, I had no control then over when and where I’d do my trend forecasting. Not this time though, oh no. But maybe it’s soon to brash to delve into the full skirt over pant trend just yet so below find two homemade options to take your threads and make them a peplum-skirt hybrid.
In an effort to combine all Falls big colors in a manner that still preaches warm weather livelihood this, me reckons, is a perfect Fall Fashion Week outfit and since it’s not over, that’s not a stale observation just yet. The green and burgundy fall over each other in way that eloquently states: this ain’t no Christmas carol, Carol. I throw in some navy for good measure and rationalize my previous comment about warm weather preaching by adding mesh open toe booties and plain white tank top–this one every woman should own.
sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
You can and should, of course always offer to give the look a genuine kiss of man repelling by posing as though you are an extra in a rap-video and bringing your hair to the front of your face and wearing your sunglasses over the aforementioned hair a la Cousin It. It’s very Margiela S/S 2012 which you should know after peeping yesterday’s PFW recap.
Arm party never optional. Now onto a more Fall-friendly salutation:
This feels more day time chic less party-in-my-peplum raunchy. It’s probably because of the knit-wit which I’m not sure you can see but features a fantastic leather collar. Instead of pairing this look with skinnies, I took to the bell bottom to demonstrate the peplum’s versatility. You know what else, people? That baby would most definitely look wildly chic over a longer pencil skirt too. Now there’s a peplum put to good use.
An accessories note: you can hold your hat because it looks cool dangling from your fingers but I suggest you take some time to wear it on your head too, it’s a big hat season. I’m sorry, I know I keep saying that everything is “having a moment” but if you take a moment (ba da ba, chhh!) to dissect that which I am bestowing this moment upon, you’ll see that it really very truly is a season about new fashion. That’s actually about fifteen years old. And that is pretty rad.
Now, I close my trend story putting the two respective looks up against one another for you embrace and analyze on your own. Try one, both or neither. Ultimately it’s your decision I just talk, and talk, and type, and talk, and tell you what I’m feeling, sometimes even show you. Cue the left photo.
…It’s date night, baby! Anyone? Anyone? All balcony photos by Naomi Shon.
Okay, and now I’m going to Paris. Bye!