I hate shorts. I hate the way they look on me, hate that my skin gets stuck together when wearing them (TMI?), hate that most are either too short or too mommy-looking. Therefore, I have declared Spring 2011 the Year of the Skirt!
Skirts are a practical option - they are easy to pull on, keep you nice and cool and give you the appearance of trying just a little bit before stepping out of the house.
Here are my picks...
Urban Outfitters Kimchi Paperbag Skirt. A paperbag waist is super fun and the color is spot on for spring. But Urban. Sigh. Your windows are always cute, but your stores are over-stocked and confusing. I do best browsing online and then heading to the store to search specifically for my item.
At the mall the other day, I noticed how CUTE the mannequins at The Limited were. I honestly don't think I've stepped inside a Limited since the mid-90's, but checking out their website, it seems an update has taken place. This cotton-spandex striped skirt screams spring to me and just might be the next addition to my skirt rotation.
J. Crew Dorrie Skirt in Chambray. I own this. I know, I know, stonewash denim. But it is the softest, lightest material ever and is super flattering on everybody (cuter than the model, I think). I love it with a white Vintage V-neck, Forever Cardi and Mesh Necklace. It also comes in four other colors (white, red, blue and khaki) for those who can't re-embrace the 80's.
J. Crew overload, but they really do have a lot of great options. Like this Eyelet Mini. Short enough to be mini, but not too short for those of us our of our 20's. (Ahem.) Perfect for a sunny afternoon outside. The faded gray is a great neutral that would blend in well with the rest of your closet. I love this with a stripe on top.
Think you can prove me wrong? Show me shorts that will make me convert....