Have you ever bought a piece of clothing that has elicited conflicting emotions from you? Obviously I have encountered this dilemma, or I wouldn’t be bringing it up on my blog.
One of the items in my closet that has trapped me in an endless love-hate cycle is the Inkwell Skirt from Edme & Esyllte that I purchased a few years back at Anthropologie. I was first drawn to the skirt because of its structured feel, unique blend of colors, and adorably convenient side pockets.
While this skirt can make me feel like I’m at the top of my game, it can also make me feel like I have a huge, dump-truck butt, depending on how I style it. If I can share one bit of advice with you, it would be to never pair a chunky, cable-knit sweater or an oversized top with a skirt like this that is pumped up with volume, or you will automatically feel as though you are at least two sizes larger than you really are. Trust me, as I’m speaking from experience.
I feel most confident if I wear this skirt with a sleek-fitting top, like this simple long sleeve tee, and a shoe with a bit of a heel that elongates my legs, like this pair of linen ankle booties that I recently bought and with which I am currently obsessed.
So what’s the lesson of the day? Don’t be so quick to say no to a garment with which you haven’t fully experimented. Take some time to go through your closet and play around with those items that you love enough to keep, but that you worry might make you look like a blimp. Sometimes all a skirt or a blouse needs is some proper styling to become a fast favorite!
Top: SO (Kohl’s)
Skirt: Inkwell Skirt by Edme & Esyllte (Anthropologie)
Shoes: Emma Linen Booties by 67 Collection (Anthropologie)
Necklace: Tiffany & Co.
Are you in a love-hate relationship with anything in your closet? Share your thoughts below!