Mad Maxi

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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

  • I am in love with the skirt. Would be perfect with some sandals and a straw boater hat in summer too.

    March 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm
  • Huda

    Nice skirt, I like it, and I like Yana’s suggestions, that will be interesting to try. I always loved long skirts and I have a couple of them, feels so feminine and comfortable. Have fun wearing it…

    March 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm

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