This summer instead of roasting in denim shorts and capris all summer, I have decided to add the casual skirt to my wardrobe rotation. I’ve never been one to throw on a skirt and call it casual. For one thing, I detest hose and tights. So I when the weather is too cool for bare legs, all I wear are pants. Yes, even for dressy occasions.
I do wear skirts to church in the summertime, but that’s about it. Lately, though, several people have pointed out how much cooler a skirt is than capris or even shorts, and since I have pretty much given up on shorts that don’t come at least down to the tops of my knees, I decided this summer I will give the casual skirt a try.
First I went to the Gap in search of a skirt I saw earlier in the season. I didn’t find what I was looking for, but I came home with this in navy. I wasn’t sure about it, so it was still in my closet with the tags on when I was shopping at Target last week and happened across the Converse® One Star® Pencil Skirt in federal blue.
I haven’t had a lot of luck with Target clothes, but I threw it in my cart and hoped for the best.
Well, guess what? It was everything I was hoping it would be. It’s sporty and casual and cool and comfortable. And best of all, it makes me look curvy in places that I generally am not. I threw it on yesterday with a white t-shirt and flip-flops and went about my day, and I was so comfy that I’m pretty sure I will be living in this skirt all summer long if I don’t go out and get a few more. For $24.99, it isn’t cheap, especially for Tar-Jay, but so far it seems well worth the price.
No, I am not being paid for this post. I just was so excited about my new skirt that I had to share.
What’s your favorite casual summertime look? Inquiring minds what to know.