Mad props to Francesca for pointing out the epic Zaftique sale. It won’t surprise any of you that I typically think Zaftique is (checks to see if Zaftique is an advertiser…wait, no I’m not, too lazy. Plus I don’t care. ANYWAY) I typically think Zaftique is just one big velvet bell-sleeved Festival of No. However there are some super cute pieces that could work well for your transitional wardrobe this fall, so why not take advantage of the sale to try them out?
For example, how cute would this button-detail pencil skirt be with any of the cashmere sweaters you picked up for next-to-nothing last season? If you are one of our tow-headed sisters you owe it to yourself and to the world to pair this skirt with a camel cashmere sweater, pearls and a substantial heel and give us the full metal Hitchcock Blonde. Just promise me no clompy mary janes; “Naughty Librarian” is trite trite trite.
For our darker-tressed girls –my fine self included– and those who are particularly pear, I’m digging this (90% off?!) skirt with a black cashmere sweater. Just remember, if you’re wearing a statement skirt, you need to be careful about what else you have going on.
You don’t want to look like a clown car, but you do want to draw attention to your face so it’s not all skirt all the time. Think simple top with big drippy earrings or a say-something brooch. You want to build length so if you insist on wearing a necklace with this, go all out Chanel with long ropes of pearls.
And finally, I hate to be your mean mom who pokes you in the back and tells you to stand up straight, but fall-weight skirts demand heels or boots. Sorry, they do. It’s about balance and proportion. Now get that hair out of your face, put on some lipstick and give me some grandchildren!