5 Ways to Wear a Skirt, and Only 1 Way is as a Skirt
Finding different ways to wear a skirt came about when my friend suggested one of these ways in her Instagram Stories. So I asked if she wanted to collaborate with such a cool subject. I hope you’ll check out Grace’s site. She is part of our Magnificent 8 group, and I’ve even met her in person when we were living in Denver. While she could be my daughter in age, she is a wise and inspiring friend.
Quote of the day: “I’m a recovering perfectionist and an aspiring “good enoughish.” Brene Brown
I chose this quote because getting creative with your clothing pieces like I’m about to do may seem crazy. Since the item was originally made to hang a certain way you might not think it would be perfect to attempt these ideas. Yet making our mind work like this is actually considered brain health. You are building new pathways which is beneficial.
So join me to see how I found 5 ways to wear a skirt and only one of them is as a skirt.
1-I started with the obvious by wearing it as a skirt
2-As a top
5-Decor on a hat
Granted this will not work with every skirt in your closet. But if you have an elastic waistband skirt, I bet you can make it magical just like mine. You have seen this skirt before on the blog when I wore it here (as a skirt, of course).
And kudos to my mom for making this skirt for me. Maybe you recognize this material? Charlotte, Nancy and I all have items from this material as you can see in this post.
One reason I love this skirt is because it’s so bright and colorful. And it’s loose and cool for the summer months.
I have to laugh because every other time I’ve worn it, I had the seam in the front. That’s because it’s made from leftover pieces, and so it is made from 4 quarters. Thus it has 4 seams.
Since my mother put the label on the back seam, I always wear it that way. Yet this time I thought to turn it so the seams are right in front of my thighs instead. It’s not rocket science, but to me it makes the seams not as noticeable.
Ways to Wear a Skirt as a Top
Now here is the idea that came from Grace herself. Wearing a skirt as a top. Depending on how swingy your skirt is, you might even be able to wear it loose.
I chose to gather mine in the front with a hair elastic. The knot could also be place on each side (or in the back if you prefer). I am now searching for a comfortable strapless bra and have one ordered. I will keep you “abreast” of the situation (no groaning….LOL).
Insider tip: I use orthodontic elastics quite a bit to tie up tops. But this skirt had more material, so it’s good to have hair elastics even if your hair is short.
After I was armed with the idea of making the skirt into a top, I couldn’t stop there. It reminded me of the time I changed my sleeveless top into a scarf.
Depending on how your skirt is made, you can do this two ways:
1– Put your head through the waistband like it was an infinity scarf. Then gather up the extra material and wrap it around the front. This is how I wore mine below.
2– Lay your skirt flat and grab diagonal ends with your fingers. One hand should be on the waistband, and the other diagonally across on the hem of the skirt. Roll it up and then drape it around you neck. You will have to attach the two ends together. This can be done with a scarf magnet or a safety pin.
Once I realized that the skirt is basically an infinity scarf, I remembered Lesley wearing her infinity scarf as a belt.
For this, I put the skirt on as normal and then gathered up the extra material with my hair elastic to make the tail.
Decorate Your Hat
The realization that this skirt could be a scarf, made me grab my hat and put it around the brim.
This is not a new idea by any means…for a scarf. Yet as you can see, it’s fabulous for this skirt too. I also used the hair elastic to gather the extra material.
By changing the category of this “skirt” to a loop of material, it enabled me to become creative. Which means there are even other ideas of ways to wear a skirt.
For instance, I think you might be able to wear it as a head scarf.
Or possibly decor for your purse.
Have I got you thinking? Just remember, it’s your clothing item and you can make it whatever you want.
Please make sure to visit Grace since it was all her idea to wear her skirt as a top in the first place. And tell her I sent you!
Photo credit: Rob Filogomo
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