Belle-I’ve got a question I’m desperately hoping you can help with. I’m not sure if I’m the only one, but every time I wear a skirt to work (typically your basic pencil skirt from the Limited, J Crew, etc.) it looks adorable. Until I start to walk. By the time I’ve even made it out of the Metro station, my skirt has started to stage an uprising, twisting halfway around my body, riding up my waist, etc. I spend the large majority of my time while walking anywhere in a skirt trying to discreetly pull it back on keel and forward facing. Is it the way I walk? The way the skirts fit?Any guidance/help offered would be really appreciated.Thanks!
The short answer is that the skirt doesn’t fit. It shifts like that because it’s too loose in the waist and a bit too snug in the hips. As you walk the movement of your legs forces the skirt up because that is where it’s loose. Taking it in at the waist should help some.
Pencil skirts are especially difficult to fit. So I would recommend buying them from a place that offers free basic tailoring. I have a J.Crew card only so I can have my skirts and pants hemmed for free. Nordstrom also offers free tailoring on full-priced items.
Dear Belle,I need to buy a light jacket for the cool evenings. Are jean jackets faux pas, or can I still own one? Any other suggestions?Callie
No, denim jackets are not faux pas. However, if you’re going to wear one, you should choose a classic style in a medium to dark wash. The lighter the wash the more dated it will look.
Other warm weather options include, an olive anorak in twill or a fun trench coat. Every woman should own a classic khaki trench, but if you really like the style a printed coat or a brightly colored one is a fun addition to your closet. It’s one of those things that you can throw over your jeans and t-shirt and look stylish while running errands.