Hi friends and welcome to April’s edition of One Piece Two Ways! It seems as though Los Angeles may have just skipped spring and is gunning straight to summer, given a handful of days with 80-degree temperatures we’ve had recently.
So it’s kind of fitting that today and tomorrow’s post features this sunny yellow midi skirt. Today I’m styling this under $100 skirt one way, then totally switching it up tomorrow! I have to say, this might be one of my favorite pieces to style for this series to be sure you stick around until tomorrow.
Side note: I am currently in NYC, and this city is definitely not skipping spring for summer. Regardless, whether you’re basking in sunshine or just dreaming of it, this happy yellow midi skirt will brighten up your day. Literally.
Yellow Midi Skirt – ASTR The Label | Vintage Tee – Anine Bing (shop more Anine Bing here | Backpack – Rebecca Minkoff (shop more backpacks) | Sneakers – Veja (shop more here) | Sunglasses – Le Specs | Striped Headband – similar here or here
I’ve been drooling over this color since last year and scooping up fun little pieces every chance I get. (If you missed my March post on all things golden yellow, check it out here.) Like I mentioned above, this yellow midi skirt is just under $100, so a total score in my book! I love the asymmetrical hem and pleating; it’s such a pretty combination. Obviously it’s a little long on me (okay, it’s a lot longer on me) than the model but whatever. I’m still into it. I’m wearing a small!
One of my favorite ways to style a skirt is with sneakers and a graphic tee. They provide tomboy elements against something so feminine, so the result is a little mix of both. I feel like myself the most with outfits that have both edgy and girly details to them.
I’ve had the same white canvas sneakers for years, and while I love them, they’re starting to get a little dirty. I’ve always wanted all white leather sneakers, but had to find the right silhouette at a good price point. You’d be surprised how many all-white leather sneakers are either too bulky or really expensive! Enter these sneakers by Veja.
While I love the dad sneaker trend, these have a have a classic silhouette that won’t go out of style. They’re slim, but they don’t make you’re feet look freakishly skinny or long. And the price, although more than what I wanted to pay for them, was still more reasonable than similar all-white styles I’ve seen.
Size note: I’m a 6.5/7 and got a 7 and they fit great. I never thought these sneakers were uncomfortable, but they are pretty stiff at first. Just wear them a few times and the tongue will warm up to your body.
SHOP THE LOOK
I’m a sucker for a vintage-inspired tee, but I stay away from band t-shirts unless I’m a legit fan. There’s nothing more embarrassing than wearing a band tee, then having someone sing some lyrics from said band, only for you to be clueless. (This hasn’t ever happened to me, but the thought of this is mortifying. It’s the main reason why I won’t wear just any old band tee because it looks cool.)
Anine Bing makes a ton of vintage, rocker inspired graphic t-shirts like this eagle tee, and you don’t have to worry about not knowing any lyrics. They are a little more on the expensive side, but mine have lasted for a couple of years now, and a vintage t-shirt never goes out of style. (They also make any plain denim outfit look effortlessly cool.)
Depending on my mood, I’ll toggle between XS and S. Her shirts are oversized so if you’re in between and on the smaller side, size down for sure.
When I shot this look with my photographer Jordan, we stumbled across this cute little vintage car. So we went with it! She was also wearing this headband, so I yoinked it from her and borrowed it for these photos. It’s sold out, but I linked a couple of similar striped options below. Inspiration can come anywhere, at any time, friend!
Can’t wait to share how I style this skirt tomorrow; it’s totally different and will have you booking a vacation ASAP.