Let’s talk skirts today. Since my personal style is mostly edgy with a touch of tomboy, I have never been a skirt person. I have worn them when I needed to for special occasions and a few times here and there at work (FYI, I’m a high school English teacher), but I can’t say I’ve been absolutely comfortable wearing them. By nature, I just love a simple pair of black skinny pants. I love black. I love the skinny leg silhouette for my personal style. But even one like me can get fairly sick of black skinny pants rather quickly.
As I blogged about HERE
, my journey with LuLaRoe started with leggings and Irma tops, but since I loved those pieces so much, I decided to try LLR dresses and then skirts to break myself out of the black-skinny-pants rut. I currently own three types of LuLaRoe skirts: the Azure, the Cassie, and the Lola. I have not even worn my Lola yet, so it came down to deciding between the Cassie and the Azure to blog about as my number four favorite LuLaRoe item. (Last week, I wrote about my number five favorite: the Nicole dress
. I am counting down my top five favorite LuLaRoe pieces in anticipation of my LuLaRoe consultant launch!) When I had this five-part blog series in mind, I thought the skirt I would pick would be the Cassie. No question. And while I love the Cassie, I think I’m going to jump ship and pick the Azure as my current favorite. Let me tell you why.
The Azure is an A-line skirt with a yoga waistband at the top, making the skirt “wearable” for many women of many different heights. I personally like to pull my waistband up to my natural waist but to each her own. I have to admit that before I bought the Azure, I had never seen it styled in a way that spoke to my personal style, but since I love a challenge (and loved the print of the one pictured below), I decided to try on (and buy) an Azure.
Now I can’t say the following fact is medically proven, but I am roughly guessing that I carry 98% of my body weight in my legs. (That was a joke…Every woman has a certain part of her body she, let’s say, “pays close attention to” when dressing for the day…) The Azure highlights the natural waist, which is smaller on most women, and floats away from the hips/thigh area. Hooray!
I love the Azure for work and play. Here are a few ways I’ve styled mine.
|FRIYAY tank from Target
Rebecca Minkoff bag via Saks Off Fifth
Converse via Kohls
I love this skirt made casual by adding a graphic tee or tank. The Chucks make this even more casual/edgy, best suited for my personal style. The ankle booties with fringe add a little more polish for a casual date night out.
This is a more work appropriate take on the tee + skirt combo. I added a necklace to my striped long-sleeved tee (woo hoo…print mixing…) and kept true to my personal style by adding a pair of black ankle boots. I wore this outfit during that winter-to-spring transition when you want to wear cheery colors, but it’s still a little chilly.
Here are some close-ups, too, so you can get a better idea of length, waistband, and print. I have the waistband folded down.
|Bear with me as I become my own photographer…experimenting with lighting, backgrounds, etc., as I use my own tripod!
For reference, I am usually a size 6, and I wear a small in the Azure. I have yet to try on an XS or a M. I do plan to report back to you when I get these amazing skirts in my inventory! As you may know if you read this blog…I am very close to onboarding (officially ordering my first inventory package) as a LuLaRoe consultant. We are talking a week, maybe even days!! Read more about my decision to become a consultant HERE
And a few notes on the runner-up skirt…The Cassie is a stretchy pencil skirt with a foldover/yoga waistband so ladies can wear it in whatever way flatters their body. I typically wear a small, and I have tried on an XS, which did fit (just obviously snugger). Since I like more room, I gravitate toward the small. It also pairs really well with a graphic tee/tank for summer!
|Graphic tank from Target
LuLaRoe Cassie in size small
Rampage slide sandals via Younkers
Read more about these skirts and more pieces I’ve tried in THIS POST
I will see you next week when I share my third favorite LuLaRoe piece…maybe by then I will have some news for you on the consultant front!