The Styley

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Sarah Conly, an editor at Cosmopolitan, keeps her petal pink pleated skirt in check with long layers and black accessories.

September 6, 2014

S/S 2015 Diary #2

I have no idea whose idea it was to put skirts on the agenda for this fall, but someone did, and I hope that person is laughing all the way to the bank. In my work with Anthropologie this week, I'm on the lookout for certain trends, one of which is statement skirts, and let me tell you: Outside the shows, there are skirts, and they are making all kind of statements, some of which I agree with and others with which I would beg to differ. As it so happens, Sarah Conly, the elegant young lady pictured above, is, in my opinion, making a pretty great statement. She told me that the skirt was the centerpiece of the outfit, and that she built the rest of her look around that one element. She tempered the girliness of the skirt's color and delicate fabric with some edgier elements--shoes, bag, bracelets. Sarah's a fan of long layers since they make you look taller, which I can attest is true, since I thought she was taller than I am and she's like five inches shorter. Not that I needed any more arguments against the crop top, but the lengthening thing is one more I can grab onto, just in case.

For more cool skirts, head on over to Anthropologie's blog, where you can read my interview with the jewelry designer Jennifer Worman. She's got a great story and a great skirt--I think you'll like her as much as I did.