I have always been a fan of everything that covers your legs and isn’t too tight. But let’s get honest it takes some courage to drop the skinny jean. I completely stopped wearing the skinny fit about three months ago, so I’m quite new to the whole maxi/flare ideology.
Naturally I took up the search of alternatives that aren’t too boring, passing maxi dresses which I loved (but hello, is it a must that all the dresses are suitable for women with a minimum height of 180cm?), flares, vintage cut office trousers, regular skirts (I get too cold for these) and lastly I tried out the maxi skirt.
I had them previously but never actually wore them, as I always felt too feminine and cute. I hate being totally feminine with my style simply because it makes me look more serious and well put together. Which I’m completely not! Nine out of ten times I’m completely out of my mind, talking about crazy ideas, dancing like Travolta each time I hear Blue Monday playing, and looking “nice” just doesn’t fit me.
I’m not even twenty, I don’t want to be always taken seriously. I still have the freedom to act like a teenager from time to time, and I want to look like that teenager if I can.
Let’s get back to the maxi skirt!
It took me some time to figure out how I can style it to look “cool”, if that makes any sense. All the tops I tried on or a) looked boring or b) looked to serious. I was absolutely stuck for a couple of hours. After giving up on tops, I decided to try and play with contrasting colours (I know I always talk about it, please don’t hate me for this). Suddenly behind loads of shirts I picked up that yellow and let’s be honest almost transparent top which I never wore because of the obvious reasons. And it clicked! I didn’t look like an absolute prude or a “mom-to-be blogger”.
At this point my confidence was boosted, letting me pick up my ultimate favourite pieces from the closet: THE JEAN JACKET. Oh my god guys, that was it.
You know me, I love everything that looks a bit out of place.
To conclude my train of thoughts: if the shapes and cuts don’t work for you, work on the colours, but never give up, because that outfit is already in your closet, you just need to piece it together!
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Photography Kuba Polityło-Aluwihare