Wednesday, April 13, 2011

He was a boy, she was a girl, can I make it any more obvious?

Avril Lavigne ruined this skirt.

This skirt has all the details that should make it an immediate favourite for me: plaid, cute pocket detailing, above knee length. However, I just can't make this skirt work for me! Everything just says way too much "Look at me, I'm a rebellious teen!"

I know, I know: never buy a skirt unless you can think of three outfits to wear it with, but I didn't buy this skirt. Since my mother did, I'm determined to make it work.

Can you think of any ways to make it not feel so : "schoolgirl punk?"


  1. I think you should do the opposite and make it punky. But that's just me. You could always wear a cream colored top and a yellow or blue shoe to make it summery/springy.

    I suggest taking a look at Sheila (Ephemera) because I know she's done some plaid skirt coordinations before. Those her's are more punky. Also Christine of Futurelint does plaid skirts in really cute ways.

    I love plaid skirts but it's hard to keep them from veering too far into "Catholic school girl" or "punk rock" looks. I really like the skirt with the blue top and boots. Blue is a great color coord for it.

  2. Thanks for getting that song stuck in my head. Avril Lavigne may be my *least* favorite Canadian. I love the skirt; don't have the cojones to pull it off. At least you're not wearing too much eyeliner and a man's tie with it!

  3. I would agree with Megan and go punk with this, but there is a certain point where one has to give up schoolgirl skirts, sadly. On me, they just look pathetic, like I'm trying really hard to look young.

  4. Wow you are gorgeous! I love your skirt/boots just seems to "fit" you.


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