Friday, March 28, 2008

Fight the Frump: Skirt the Issue

It's Friday and time for this fabulous blog carnival with Mrs. Fussypants. Check out all the tips here.

One way I love to fight the frump during the summer, which is nine months long here in Arizona, is to wear a lot of skirts. There's just something about wearing a skirt that says, "I wore this on purpose. I didn't just throw on whatever was on top of the pile." I love that skirts can be dressed up or down depending on the top and shoes you wear. And I love that skirts allow for cool breezes to reach all your nether regions. I wore a lot of skirts while I was pregnant in Florida and have been a believer ever since.

I favor the cotton version, regular or stretchy knit, for comfort and versatility - but other fabrics are great too. I love thelook of linen but there's that whole ironing thing. Dress up your favorite skirt with a nice blouse and heels, or keep it casual with your favorite tee and flip flops.

Last week when Shannon was here she wore a great brown, knit skirt. We also hit Costco and ended up splitting a 2-pack of knit pants that I will use for PJs and exercising. Shannon wore them the next day and somehow they looked like different pants on her, very non-frumpy. Of course she looks better than me in almost everything. Including the several items of clothing that looked great on me one or two kids ago, which I passed on to her. Just doing my part to fight the frump.

Here is a sampling of skirts I found on the internet in just a few minutes this afternoon. They aren't particular favorites of mine, but I liked them all - they come from many different price ranges. Skirts come in so many different styles - find one that works for you!

9 comments:

DaisyBug said...

I agree - a skirt almost always makes you feel pulled together - probably I don't wear one as often as I should because I don't like to stick to the seats in my car - you know what I am talking about! LOL...

HRH said...

I love a good skirt. It took a while to make the transition, but now I am hooked. They looks so much better then mommy shorts.

Valarie said...

Great post! I love skirts for just those reasons.

DaisyBug said...

Me again!! Today I went and purchased a cute little A-line skirt largely because of this very post!! Thanks!

Michelle@Life with Three said...

You're right -- great minds do think alike! :) I wholeheartedly agree. Skirts are THE way to go, in the summer especially. Great post!

fullheartandhands mama said...

Hmm, I'll try this again.

You're right about skirts. They're great! I've been eyeing a few at my regular haunts (read Target and Walmart). Perhaps when I'm shopping by myself I'll have to try them on.

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

I love denim skirts. And these are all great lengths.

I also love the green leafy skirt in your post. gorgeous, springy! Makes me happy just looking at it.

Amy said...

I love skirts, but only wear them in the summer. They are modest and make you look so pulled together! I try to keep things casual with the flip flop and t-shirt combination.

I have found some of my favorite skirts at our thrift store!!

Anonymous said...

I have always loved skirts and am a man , i wear them as often as i can.