Throwback Thursday: One Skirt, Three Tops


Today's throwback post features the befringed dorm-rat that was me in my first two years of college. In 2010, Seattle was well into the throes of the hipster-chic scene, and I counted myself among the year's wreckage. 

I found this skirt about halfway through freshman year, on my first ever visit to Forever 21. The black patent leather BCBG heels were a Christmas present, and almost brand new when these photos were taken. Yet another defeat on my search for the perfect black heel, they ended up being nicer to look at than to wear, and their near-to-ground peeptoes didn't do me any favors in the Seattle rain. I was always much happier in my trusty hightops. Either way, tights were a mandatory accent -- the sheer black nylons are evidence of long-time my Rachel Green obsession.

For me, the answer to a high-waisted skirt has always been layers. One layer to tuck in, one to leave out. The latter should extend past the waist and fall just short of the skirt's hemline. It's also best if it's something you can leave open -- this will create verticals, and ensure you don't look like an Oompa Loompa. A basic blazer, oversized vest, or long cardigan (as you see above) are all excellent options.

Party on with your bad skirt. Happy Thursday.

Vest: vintage
Blazer: thrifted
Cardigan: thrifted
Tank: Gap  
Skirt: Forever 21
Heels: BCBG
Sneakers: Chuck Taylor
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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