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How to Wear Long Skirts

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I am a huge fan of long skirts. I love minis, too, for completely different reasons, but a flowy, forgiving maxi skirt is my go-to for the often elusive comfort-drama combination. It looks like floor-length skirts and dresses are going to be popular more or less indefinitely, so I hope these tips will be helpful.

CAVEAT THE SIZE OF ANTARCTICA: These are the guidelines that have worked for me. Depending on proportions, height, and personal taste, you may want to style yours drastically differently, or skip them altogether. So, as always, take my advice with several tablespoons of salt and decide for yourselves! READ MORE

Originally posted 2010-04-05 05:47:00.

Reader Request: Styling Your Graphic Tees

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Reader Kim e-mailed me this query:

I was wondering if you could do a post with suggestions on how to work graphic t-shirts into a wardrobe with a little style. I must confess that I have a total threadless.com obsession. As a result, I have a ridiculous number of crew neck graphic print shirts, that while they tend to be pretty fitted (a left-over from their former patronage of American Apparel base shirts), are really obviously nerd-a-licious t-shirts. I have pretty good success incorporating t-shirts with other stylish details (various necklines like boat, v’s, scoops, yoke details, sequins, beading, etc) into outfits that look more thought-out. But lately the graphic t-shirts are throwing me for a loop. I usually just default to my t-shirt, boot cut jeans and running shoes (maybe a track jacket for extra layering). All of this is feeling very tired and uninspired. Can you please suggest some ways to make my nerd shirts feel a little more sartorially inspired? READ MORE

Originally posted 2012-01-18 06:37:50.

Dressed for: April Showers

Already Pretty outfit featuring star intarsia sweater, striped Rachel Pally maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody handbag, long pendant necklace

Sweater – NorthStyle
Skirt – Rachel Pally (no longer available) – in bluesimilar
Pendant – self-made – similar
Booties РKork Ease Maxine (no longer available) Рa few on eBaysimilar
Earrings – Betsey Johnson

I avoided the “stars and stripes” cliche and went right for the weather-focused one instead. Couldn’t even help it.

It was a balmy 75 degrees yesterday, but late last week we had this: Sleet, ice, and about 8 inches of snow. And that’s spring in the Midwest for ya. I have grand plans to pile all of my remaining snow-on-the-ground outfits into a marathon Saturday post, but fear that doing so will bring a blizzard upon us. I’ll probably do it anyway. I’m happy to be the scapegoat for this fickle weather. READ MORE