If you’ve ever looked at my “ooh la la” board on Pinterest, you may already know that I have a serious obsession with all things flowy, sheer, voluminous, and/or tulle. So, when I borrowed this tulle skirt from my sister, I knew I was in for some fun. Tulle skirts are a bit of a quandary for me at work. On the one hand, I want to live in them and twirl around in my office…on the other hand, I find that styling a tulle skirt for work is quite tricky. Decisions, decisions. I ended up pairing this ultra girly skirt with a slightly masculine top for a ladylike lumberjack tulle look gone right. It’s a fall, tulle, flannel dream, readers…I’m swooning.
Top: unknown via Goodwill ($4)
Skirt: Aqua via Bloomingdale’s (borrowed from my sis)
Sweater: Target (gift)
Vest: Aqua via Bloomingdale’s (so old, I can’t even remember anymore!)
Belt: Urban Outfitters ($5 marked down from $25)
Tights: Target (approx $7)
Shoes: Lula Townsend via DSW ($12 marked down from $79)
Necklace: Juicy Couture charm + Kohl’s necklace ($5 marked down from $24)
Scarf: Express ($7 marked down from $35)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I’m a huge fan of tulle skirts, but I do think they can be tricky to style for work. Tulle skirts seem more like a party/weekend type of look to me, but I try to never turn down a challenge to style something for the workplace. If you’re going to wear tulle at work, I strongly suggest a long version versus the tutu voluminous tulle skirts that are wide and short. I actually love tulle in all forms, but I think the short voluminous tulle skirts are practically impossible to style for a conservative work place. By balancing a long tulle skirt with a conservative top and tights, you can easily make the look work appropriate.
2) Vests are back in a big way this season, especially the furry and puffy versions. This vest is from the last time that vests were popular (maybe about 8-ish years ago). I try and save my “trendy” outerwear for the next time it becomes popular. Ponchos, capes, and vests are all back in a big way, so if you saved your pieces from the last go-around, it’s time to pull them back out! I know it’s tough to hold onto things for years that you don’t wear, but I try to limit this solely to outerwear, since I generally just pack it into a shrink-wrap bag and store it under my bed. And, as always, if you love vests, who cares what’s trendy and what’s not? Wear what you love, regardless of any trends. Old Navy is having a great outerwear sale right now, and I think their quality is quite good. If you’re in the market for a vest/coat/etc, check out Old Navy!
Anyone else have tulle tips? Vest tips? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers!