What to wear with a tiered midi skirt

Back in March when I was in France, I wanted to shop...but I didn't, at least, not to the extent that I thought I wanted to. At the time, there were several factors: for one, I was sticking to my sustainability resolution (e.g. buying only the items I really, really wanted). For another, even with the VAT refund, full-price prices were still pretty high. But the real underlying reason I didn't shop very much was that COVID-19 was just starting to break, and when things are starting to feel very uncertain, the last thing you want to do is spend a bunch of money on stuff you don't necessarily need. I have no regrets about what I didn't buy in Paris (god knows, I bought enough as it was); that said, I made a mental note of things to pick up if I found them on major sale, and it didn't take long for me to find this √ątoile Isabel Marant tiered midi skirt at a price I just couldn't pass up. Long story short: I love it. Here's how I've been wearing it.



I had hesitated about buying this skirt because it's basically a longer version of a skirt I already own (last seen in Copenhagen). This one is also in rayon, a fabric that hasn't, in the past, necessarily screamed quality, but apparently it is somewhat sustainable. The colors, fabric, and length—plus a price I couldn't resist—justified the purchase, and I will say, I freaking love this skirt. It's super comfy, thanks to the elasticized smocking through the waist and hips, and the tiered ruffles are surprisingly flattering. I am a huge fan of midi lengths, especially for women of a certain age (as I am), and I find myself wearing this skirt during the work week, in lieu of sweatpants. Yes, it's really that comfortable! This skirt runs a bit big for Isabel Marant; I am wearing a 38 (US 6) and it's still rather generous. Oh, and did I mention how fun the ruffles are?




While this outfit may seem a bit dressed up because of the skirt, I assure you, I'm all about comfort. On my upper half, I've pretty much been wearing sweatshirts exclusively lately. This particular one is an old Everlane style, and I may have worn it every day for an entire week, not that anyone is counting. Of all the basics that Everlane makes, I think they do sweatshirts particularly well. I sized up to a medium in this one, because I wanted a longer, extra slouchy shape (when I wear this with leggings, my bum is fully covered). Still, it's lightweight enough to be able to tuck, as I did here.




I am so excited that it's finally denim jacket weather, hence time to break out my trusty Gap jean jacket, which you last saw almost a year ago. What can I say about a denim jacket that hasn't already been said? It looks perfect with nearly everything. In this case, it's the perfect extra layer, and not that this look was in danger of being too dressed up, but it really keeps things casual. My jacket is about 20 years old—this is totally the kind of piece that stands the test of time.




Accessory-wise, I've been keeping it super simple lately, and when I've been walking Zuni or taking my mental health breaks, I've been reaching for this Keebos iPhone case. I love it because it's nearly weightless, and there's a little back pocket that holds my ID and credit card. It's really all you need when you're running out for a little fresh air. And in terms of running-out footwear, I'm so excited that it's sandals weather again, which means that I'm now wearing these, my summer Birkenstocks, versus my winter Birkenstocks, which are the suede clogs. (Which I am now realizing I've never actually featured here on the blog, so obviously that needs to change.) I love these because they're PVC, so you can wear them at the beach or in the rain and not worry about cleaning them, and they're just as comfortable as regular Birkenstocks. Oh, and did I mention they're a fraction of the price?




OUTFIT DETAILS: Gap icon jacket | Everlane sweatshirt (current version here) | Etoile Isabel Marant Cencia skirt | Keebos case (c/o) | Birkenstock Arizona EVA sandals 


7 comments

Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

I totally onderstand you couldn t resist this skirt! Gorgeous!

Arthritis said...

nice post

Laura B said...

That skirt is fabulous! I love how you wore it!

Avec Amber said...

This skirt is such a pretty piece, and I love how you styled it here with your denim jacket!

I hope you have a fabulous week!

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Jessica Jannenga said...


That skirt is so fab! I love the tiers, the ruffle and the print. It is a statement piece! Your Birkenstocks look fun with this, love the black. I have a cognac leather pair by Sam Edelman I will wear this summer. Looks great with the light denim jacket too!
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Shelbee on the Edge said...

So cute, Cheryl! I love the tiered skirt on you. And it looks so great with your footbed sandals and denim jacket. Love this whole look! Thanks for linking up.

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Mica said...

I can see why you had to have this! it's a beautiful skirt and it looks so good dressed down with the sweatshirt and denim jacket. You rock the midi length so well too and I love the ruffles! :)

Hope that you had a nice weekend :) Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! The new link up is live on my blog now, I'd love you to join again. :)


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