Skirting Around by Kayla

Saturday, July 30, 2011
Freckles in April
I'm Kayla of Freckles in April. I write about food, fashion and anything else I feel like.

When I was a teenager I changed out of my Sunday skirt into sweats as fast as I could without ripping out zippers and buttons. My mom would frequently stay in her dress. When I asked her why she hadn't changed yet she'd shrug and say, "Because I'm comfortable." And I'd think, "Whatever, you loony."

When I first started fashion blogging I was terrified at the prospect of wearing a skirt outside of Sunday activities. It felt weird. Truth be told, anything beside jeans made me feel like an imposter.


Now it's my jeans that rarely see the light of day. Skirts are classy and feminine and comfortable and could probably bring about world peace if we gave them a chance. They can be romantic, breezy and light, which makes them a perfect alternative to shorts in the summer time. Plus, they're more versatile than you'd think.

A change of shirt and accessories can make skirts appropriate for whatever you have going on.


Skirts are particularly nice if you like a "healthy breeze round [your] privates."  Just sayin'.

26 comments :

  1. Super cute post! Style evolves and changes, mine has changed a lot since a year back! I agree abiut skirts, they are very comfy, at least some of them are. :)

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  2. great post! I love the subtle but noticeable changes :)

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  3. Terrific post! What a great way to show how a simple remix can make a big difference!!!!!!!
    Cheryl
    http://justfabblogger.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi Kayle! You look so sweet and kind, love how easily you take same garment through the day, lovely style!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  5. Skirt are indeed waaayy more comfortable then jeans!!

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  6. Love this! I agree, skirts are amazing. I want to start wearing them a lot more. 

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  7. This is a really good post.
    I used to wear a lot of pants and jeans. But, when I became a Christian, I discovered that sometimes, skirts are just more modest (comfy too). I still wear pants and jeans but I wear more skirts now than before. 

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  8. I love Kayla!

    great post...especially love the bottom right outfit and bottom left shirt...because you were curio.

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  9. I feel the same way about skirts! (the old feeling--the "skirts are for church" feeling). I wish I could turn myself around and start wearing skirts more often because I have more skirts than jeans (the irony!). Anyway, lovely post!

    xoxo

    Ana Paula - Pretty in Polka Dots

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  10. I LOVE how you showed two ways to wear the same skirt! Great job! I really enjoyed this post :)

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  11. I've tried to step out of my box lately and wear my skirts. I must say that I'm really loving them & dresses too. I do still feel a bit "weird" in them as though everyone is wondering why I'm so dressed up but I'm trying to ignore the stares and just go on.

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  12. I love these transitions! :) You're totally inspiring me to wear my skirts on more occasions!

    <3 The Daily Dani

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  13. amen. i was SO that way about skirts before let go of my inhibitions and gave in. they are essential on hot summer days! i love how you show how to change them up from casual to dressy. LOVE it!

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  14. I love this, because I had to restain myself from saying that I had a healthy breeze round my privates to a co-worker today! Our store has been unbearably hot lately, but wearing a dress today made it so much more manageable!

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  15. it's so true, skirts are SO versatile and way more comfortable than pants or shorts. such cute outfits :)

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  16. Yes! I know your pain about jeans/pants - I'm struggling with it now and the longer I blog the more I realize that I need skirts.

    I'm getting there though but thanks for the inspiration - I could use it!

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  17. ah so cute! love the day to night wearability

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  18. I love the floral skirt that you made! It is super cute ! 

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  19. I just started working and I'm becoming just like you said. I used to wear jeans ALL the time and never had any skirts. Now I'm feeling extremely comfortable in skirts and dresses. 

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  20. i hated skirts and dresses growing up but now they're an everyday staple for me.  weird how these things change, right?  i love how you transition your daytime outfits to evening  and that last quote is hilarious!

    cute & little

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  21. such cute looks! i love that thrifted t and the petal & pink earrings.

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  22. dinavanessamercadoJuly 31, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    lol..so funny when you said skirts can bring peace if we give them a chance! i also found a new love for skirts! i was a jeans-sneENTER MY CHUNKY HEELS GIVEAWAY! I'LL SHIP ANYWHERE!I KEEP THE MECHANICS SIMPLE & EASY!

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    akers type of girl when i was a teenager too but "age" happens..great post! love the outfits and the day to night transitions. genius!
     

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  23. This is such a cute featured blogger post! I love the skirt you made. And what a nice mix of DIY, thrift and department store with an Ann Taylor loft thrown in! Great styling and nice day to evening type looks. Gave me some great ideas! Cheers!

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  24. I totally agree, I love a good versatile skirt. I think cotton skirts are the best for all sorts of looks! 

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  25. Love when we see the same clothing item styled different ways.  Gives me more ideas of what to do with some of mine.  Very good guest blogger post.  I am wearing skirts for the first time this summer.

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