Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby john62 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:37 pm

Both look good.

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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby lazerr » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:59 am

Absolutely the sandals seem to fit the look better. It's possible there is just too much black sock in the shoes photo. What I see is what would normally be under your pants, where the socks should be covering all skin,, but since it is a skirt, the long socks aren't necessary. I have been a fan of knee highs, but not in the summer, and only in somewhat matching colors..
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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby dillon » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:52 am

Definitely lose the socks.
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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby Uncle Al » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:03 am

Sorry Dillon but KEEP the socks :D
Dress up the outfit a bit by adding a light sports jacket or sweater.
You know, one of those jackets that have the 'leather' patch on the elbows.

Now it you want Very Casual, go with the sandles look.
Not that great with the current outfit but workable.

Just my $.02 worth :D

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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby skirtyscot » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:32 am

I'd say the socks are optional, you look fine either way. If asked to choose, I'd say go without, it's a better look overall, it's more balanced. The socks aren't bad, though to my eye that outfit is a bit "kilt gone wrong" and it's not my thing. Maybe that's just because I'm from Scotland where everyone knows what a kilt outfit is like.

Oldsalt1 has a point about shoes. A skirt like that gives you a slimmer shape than you would have in trousers. You have some bare leg then fairly thin socks. Big shoes tend to look out of proportion. On the "kilt gone wrong" theme again: if you wore a kilt, it would be thicker and wider at the hem, with thick socks, and so big broad shoes would be fine. That said, it's not a big problem with this outfit, those shoes don't dominate.
Keep on skirting,

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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby K_Highlander » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:29 am

All:
Thanks for all the suggestions.
On shoes, I am trying several loafers from Amazon. Good thing they have free returns.
European to US sizing conversions have been way off. Seems that each manufacturer uses a different conversion.
Found too more skirts at Abercrombie & Fitch on clearance.
One is a black faux leather, with a side zipper (my first).
I think it will work with a maroon or black shirt.
Second is a brown, front button (again my first).
See two photos, not sure the yellow shirt works.

I am trying to diversify my wardrobe. So far most all are solid colors, denim or "active wear" converted skorts.
Suggestions appreciated.
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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby john62 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:34 am

Both look good, no problems with the yellow, a nice contrast with the skirt.

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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby Dust » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:19 am

I agree they both look good. I especially like the second. The first is very dark, so it's harder to judge on a screen. Also, the a-line cut of the second seems to suit you and the style you are going for a little better.
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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby Gusto10 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:24 am

Indeed loafers would spring to mind for a neutral look of shoes.

In respect of the combinations shown, I don't thin you need any further suggestions as that are nice combinations. The yellow/brown works well, maybe also as the positioning of your legis repeated in the why the skirt falls. The black skirts and shirt has a bit of disagreement in respect of proportions. maybe that is solved by not standing spread with your legs.
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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby skirtyscot » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:41 am

Both good, IMHO. Better than the patterned one up thread. And your choice of shirts is fine too.
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Re: Bought a skirt, need help with shirts

Postby Dick Ackerman » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:10 pm

Both look very good to me. Very natural and comfortable.
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