The Perfect Black Skirt

The quest for the perfect little black {insert whichever current object needed here} seems never ending.  However, I checked one thing off my list.  For years, the perfect black skirt has eluded me until I found this skirt.  And now, I’ve been happy as a little lark!

I love this skirt because of the color, fabric, cut, and length.  Black is a simple and great neutral color.  The fabric has a great texture that gives it an extra something. The fullness of the skirt helps to balance my broad shoulders and lack of a waistline.  And the hemline is appropriate for work but still playful enough for casual outings.  {In fact, I wore this outfit to work a couple of weeks ago.}
I mention black because that is my neutral color of choice, but your perfect little skirt could be navy, grey, brown, or even yellow.  As a confessed black-aholic, I’ve been trying to wear other neutral colors like navy and grey.  The key is finding the shape that works well for your body!  Here are some rules of thumb {and please feel free to add more in the comments}:
  • An a-line skirt tends to be flattering on everyone.  They can hide wider hips or highlight gorgeous legs!
  • Skirt hems that hit at the widest part of your calf can make your legs look shorter.  Wear hems above or below that area.
  • A pencil skirt can help straight figures look a little curvier or accentuate already existing curves.  I LOVE pencil skirts!
  • A mini skirt can make shorter gams look long and lean if worn correctly.
  • Try wearing wedges under a maxi skirt to elongate your silhouette.
SWEATER :: CABI {similar from BR}
TOP :: old H&M {cute by Rachel Roy or F21}
SKIRT :: Giambattista Valli last seen here and here {love this Miu Miu but pricey}
HEELS :: old Antonio Melani {strappy sandal version from NW}
EARRINGS :: old Marshalls
BRACELET :: made by my friend L*, old Marshalls
BAG :: Chanel {similar from Rebecca Minkoff here, here, and here}
SUNGLASSES :: Karen Walker

And here are some of my picks for the perfect black skirt!

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

24 thoughts on “The Perfect Black Skirt

  1. Love the outfit and the skirt! Those are great suggestions you made on what to look for in skirts and how to wear them. I feel like I’m constantly buying black skirts and need to branch out from my safety zone.

  2. I must confess black is the color I go for all the time. I should try to branch out but colors are just so intimidating! I like this skirt a lot the texture is interesting and helps break it up a bit from the rest of the outfit.

    -Ash

  3. On myself, I like a good pencil skirt, but I love the shape of that skirt on you!! And those shoes are so pretty!

  4. oh..thanks for the tip…am going to get the #5…:P

    and i actually love your skirt, the texture is very rich…and love the fact that you match it with a simple white top and the cardi.

  5. It looks like you found the perfect black skirt!! I love the texture and the pleats in the front of the skirt. I’m also drooling over you shoes. They are so so pretty!!

  6. Gorgeous skirt! Love it with the purple carid. I’m glad you found your perfect skirt. I buy many items looking for the perfect one, hehe! ;)

    Love Franklin too! Cooper does the same thing, comes up to sniff my bags sometimes! He occasionally takes a lick but luckily has never tried to bite or chew.

  7. Lol! Franklin…love it!
    A perfect black skirt it is!! A classy outfit!
    I’m actually loving the peplum skirt…need one in black. :)
    Have a great day Sam!

  8. I love finding the perfect piece of clothing that goes with virtually everything. Love your skirt, and that pretty purple cardigan! :)

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