New Year's Eve 2011: Pleated Maxi Skirt
Dec 27, 2011
Skirt: Pleated Maxi ($62)
Bold is Best. One of my good friends loves dresses, but hates showing her legs. This pleated maxi skirt is the perfect solution. Pair it with a ladylike, emerald sweater for a bold color combination that is sure to turn heads.
Here, I added an emerald statement necklace for extra oomph. I also chose a stone-encrusted Kate Spade clutch to raise a notch above a basic gold bag. If you need earrings, I’d do a simple diamond (or rhinestone) stud in a gold setting. And to maintain the ladylike elements, I decided on a flat over a heel.
This look is colorful, feminine and ultra-comfortable. Dance the night away in these flats and flirty skirt.
For the hair, I would do a carefully constructed wave or a wavy do pinned into a low updo. Makeup should be kept simple with a sheer berry lip and a lightly shimmered eye and light eyeliner. I’d also paint my fingernails with a coat of pale pink, like Essie Ballet Slipper. When you have this much color happening, it’s best to keep the makeup basic.
Glitz n’ Glam. Lord knows, I love sequins, metallics and shimmer. I’m incurable. And New Year’s Eve is the one night per year when I can go all out and no one will care.
This outfit pairs a shimmery, silver sequin top with the colorful skirt for a fun, feisty look. To balance the shimmer in the blouse, I chose pewter metallic accessories. They keep up with the shiny look, but don’t overpower the sequin top. And when you have this much shimmer, a simple stone earring in a deep purple is all you really need.
For the hair, I would do a tightly combed high bun for added drama. I’d keep the makeup shimmery but simple with a sheer berry lip and a hint of Laura Mercier Orchid Mosaic Bloc to brighten your cheeks. I’d also keep the eye makeup to a simple wash and eyeliner with loads of mascara.