WIW: stuck in the 90s

I'm headed to a folk dance thing, so a skirt is more fun. Finding something to wear with the skirt was surprisingly hard. I need to find more cropped tees, I think. The waistband on this silk skirt is too flimsy for tucking anything in. But this tee, and leather-front sweater jacket thing, work fine for now.

I debated footwear a lot and I'm still not thrilled. My low ankle boots were the wrong proportion. These combat boots with the skirt reminded me pleasantly of the 90s, so I stuck with the boots even though they're only 'just flattering enough.' Chunky sandals or oxfords would also work. The last photo is the ankle boots I tried first. Not sure why I didn't like the combination - it looks fine in the photo.

Silk skirt and BR leather sweater from Crossroads (the sweater has been kicking around my closet for years and only recently made it into frequent rotation). Uniqlo tee, awesome Madewell boots that I hope last forever.

Oh - and the undercut is re-shorn. I did it myself with scissors this time. It'll look less extreme in a week or so when the stubble is long enough to look hair-colored.

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  • Thistle replied 3 years ago

    Woohoo! Go team 90s. :D

  • Diana replied 3 years ago

    Another member of team 90s here so of course I love it. I have some really similar combat boots that I wear with this type of skirt a lot. It's one of my favorite looks and has been since I was a teen in the 90s.

  • Greyscale replied 3 years ago

    Question - what do folks think of the length of the skirt? I suspect it was meant to be shorter. I don't wear shorter skirts, but I think the result is that sometimes my skirts are more stumpifying than I realize. (But in my late 30s I certainly don't want to look too teeny-bopper, either.)

  • smittie replied 3 years ago

    Great outfit!

  • donnat replied 3 years ago

    I think the skirt is the perfect length. The boots and skirt look may be 90's but it's still worn, nice.

  • MsMary replied 3 years ago

    I love this! I think the skirt length is just right.

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