photos by Rachel McGrew
One of my favorite fashion moments has always been Carrie’s outfit in the opening of Sex & The City. I remember the first time I saw her giant tulle skirt and was like YESSSS. But like where do you wear a tulle skirt if you don’t live in the West Village while writing a dating column and living life with your 3 fabulous best friends? This question has plagued me for years.
Like a lot of things, you just have to jump into it and you’ll figure it out as you go. Great metaphor for life. And tulle skirts. So when I found this grey tulle skirt I knew it was meant to be mine. For me the biggest challenge to styling skirts is always my waist. I have a pretty straight waist, so skirts don’t always define it for me. Sometimes it feels like I get swallowed up by skirts if I don’t pair the right top. Or if I tuck in my top it just hangs over the waist of my skirt.
My aha! moment on how to style my skirt came when I was getting ready to workout. I wear high waist leggings for barre and throw on a tank top that I tie at the bottom to give a little extra something. As I was doing this one Saturday morning I realized this is exactly how I could create a waist with my skirt. I love the graphic tee trend right now and have a few different ones that I wear on repeat. My favorite is this one that gives my tulle skirt a little extra French vibe. I am also obsessed with these block heels because they give a little more support than a stiletto. I could (and do) stand all day in these.
You could easily do this look with a solid tee paired with a statement necklace for a dressier look. Another great option is tying a button up at the waist. I think if you’re like me and struggle to define your waist but hate tucking in tops, just tying your shirt is a super easy way to change it up. I threw on a leather moto jacket with this look because honestly it felt like the French girl thing to do. You could easily wear a blazer for more of a work look too.
Has anyone else had a TV or movie outfit they’ve tried to recreate? I have so many but this may be one of my favorites. Share yours in the comments!
XO – Tracy
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