White Denim Workaround: The Summer Skirt

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It’s about to get, like, a million degrees, y’all.  For the second installment of this White Denim Workaround series, I propose the inexpensive summer skirt (and a tank top or crop top (oh, yes!!).  It’s a pretty fab and comfortable way to beat the heat in something other than suffocating white denim.

So, the skirt brings with it an issue: to tuck or not to tuck?  You’ll just have to call an audible.  It’s always going to be an issue of personal pref, neither is right or wrong.  And, sometimes a side knot can be chic.  And, sometimes, really a nice, somewhat conservative crop top is the way to go.  You read that right.

All of those issues depend on fabric, friction, the waistband and the pooch factor.  You do you on this.  Any kind of rolling, bunching, or pulling, and I would abort and try a different top option.

So, this $40 beauty by ASOS is my hands-down fave, and lucky us, it comes in a couple of great options (find them here, here, and here – ASOS isn’t in to color option hook ups on its inter-webs). I bought this skirt by Madewell last month and have worn it, like, a million times, it is so comfortable and flattering to the legs (v. important to me).  This tie-waist midi by Topshop is bangin’ (and an extraordinary knock-off of this great Tibi one) and would look fab with Stans and a white tank.  This striped skirt by Zara is $69, totally on fleek, a great knock-off of MDS Stripes popular skirt for summer.

If you are feeling me on the crop (if not too short it can be the most figure flattering and comfortable), my favorite is this one by ASOS, which is a pretty awesome knock-off of this little T by Wang cutie.  If you are in the market for the best all-around, try this one from Zara.  And, if you just can’t do a crop and need a good tank, try this one from Madewell, which is excellent for the front half-tuck.

Check out my mood board below for how I would style my two favorite options.


summer skirt.001ASOS Crop Top |  ASOS Midi Skirt with Splices | Ancient Greek Apteros Sandals

PB 0110 Cross-body Bag | Kendall Conrad Dot Studs


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