I mentioned in a previous post that I have always had a hard time wearing dresses, unless they are technically a man’s shirt or sweater. Skirts are slightly easier because they are often a good way to make a very masculine outfit, well, less masculine. But this skirt needs no such macho partner.
I found it in Bridge+Bardot, a vintage store I love in Toronto. I remember thinking how perfect it was; there was something about it that was so unconventionally feminine. It’s like something a hip grandma would wear. I could totally see Joan Didion wearing it, with her chic grey bob and Celine sunnies. I love the pleats, the colour, the length. The wool fabric adds just the right amount of bulk, otherwise the pleats could have been a little too flouncy. It reminds me of a modern take on something a woman would wear during the turn of the 20th century.
When the weather gets a little warmer it’ll be perfect with a crop top, but for now a plain white T keeps it fresh, and my mid-section warm. I would normally pull on a sweater too but the wool of the fabric is surprisingly cozy. A messy top knot, and some caramel brogues and I’m good for riding side-saddle or walking on the promenade.
– Dress like a man, act like a woman – KL