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post #1 of 25
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I know nothing about fashion. In the summer, I would like to wear skirts (I don't wear anything above my knees, and pants get hot, and I'm so short that capris just fit me like regular pants), but I don't know what to wear with them. I like flowey ones, so I can run and play on the ground with the kids, and longer ones, so I can do the above and not worry about flashing the world. I like hippy-ish skirts. But footwear is a mystery to me. I feel like skirts are "dressy", so I feel wrong wearing sport sandals (like tevas) or hiking boots/shoes, sneakers, whatever. But I don't like wearing dress shoes, esp. to the park, and I only have one pair anyway and I don't want to ruin them. So, what do I do? Can anyone post links to pics or a site so I can get an idea of what looks normal/ok/not totally weird? I did the long-skirt-and-big-boots thing in high school, I liked it, but I'm not so sure about it now. Mostly because I have to wear an ankle-length skirt to feel like I look OK with boots, and they usually get in the way of doing things. I like looking nice and looking like *me*, but I don't want things to get in the way. I'm not an accessories girl, though I used to be. Sorry, I just have no real training in this area, and no girlfriends to help me out. My sister and I dress sooo differently from each other, too.
post #2 of 25
I wear skirts with my Choco sandals and I think I look good. It says I'm cute but I'm ready to go. I have 2 skirts that I got last summer from my friend who owns Sweetgrass...I think she has a web page I'll see if I can find a link. They are all hemp and they go with my sandals or with a dressier shoe if I want to kick it up a notch. They are bais cut and super cute and come in fun colors. I think you should wear what you feel like you and what feels comfy. Comfy is key!
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post #4 of 25
I'm not a fashion expert , but dd and I like to wear skirts in the summer and we mostly wear sandals with our skirts. The more casual the skirt the more casual the sandal. I find that I don't like the real chunky sandals with my skirts, but that is just a preference. My motto is were what feel good.
post #5 of 25
I wear flip flops, platforms, dressy or casual sandals. Depends on the skirt. I have more formal knee length skirts (my preferred length), and I wear high heel sandals or peekabo toe sandals. And then I have more casual skirts, and I wear Havianas with.

A good pair of leather (or mock leather) sandals are great. Born makes a nice sandal and there are many more. I have a pair of plain Gap leather sandals that are nice.
post #6 of 25
but you know after rereading your post, I have to say who cares what people think? or what I think is weird? Wear what makes you comfortable! Wear what makes you feel good. Wear what you want.
post #7 of 25
With my blue jean skirts I wear my Birks and Birk knock-offs, if it's warm.

If it's colder out, I may have long johns on underneath, and either my clogs or "ugg" style boots--especially if there's snow on the ground.

As Meco said "Wear what makes you comfortable! Wear what makes you feel good. Wear what you want." 100%
post #8 of 25
You can wear Tevas with skirts, what makes it or breaks it depends on what you wear on top. You can wear a tank with a zippered sweatshirt, and tevas would be perfectly fine, I think.

Actually, I'm going in the same direction this summer... durable maxi skirts and... what on top? I think camis and tank tops look good, but I need some variety. What kinds of things would you wear on top?

As for footwear, I usually wear sandals or flip flops. What do you wear on your feet in the winter with long skirts? Boots aren't too practical for me on a regular basis, and I don't like anything with a heel.

And, as always, I LOVE this skirt, and lust after it passionately! www.macabiskirt.com
post #9 of 25
I wear sandals, clogs, boots, or dressier shoes with skirts, depending. I think hippie skirts have a lot of leeway as far as acceptable footwear. My only "rule" is no sneakers with long skirts.
post #10 of 25
I wear only skirts in the summer. I love all lengths, but my summer ones are mostly knee-ish length. Rarely above the knee. I usually wear flip-flops or sandals with them. Also, my converse tennis shoes without visible socks.
post #11 of 25
I just got some Chaco's and they look really cute with my long skirts, imo. Plus, if you can find them at a nearby store, they have a lot of last years (really cute!) on clearance. I got mine at 50% off! And they are soooo comfy.
I also wear my Birks or my cheapie sandals (though very pretty) that I got at Old Navy.
Occasionally I wear my funky boots, depending on the outfit.

Wear what's comfy and makes *you* feel good!
post #12 of 25
Oooohhh, I like the stuff at Sweetgrass!!!!!
post #13 of 25
I checked out the links that PPs added. Very cool and I can see myself in many of the items.... but...

the men's skirt, er, I mean a Men's Unbifurcated Garment... cracks me up!

I know I'm being sorta sexist (and definitely off topic - sorry!) but do you know ANY man who would wear this? And spend $80 on it?

DH just rolled his eyes and walked away when I asked him what he thought.

Anyway, back on topic, I typically wear non-sport sandals with skirts in summer. Like a birk or even a little dressier depending on where we're going.
post #14 of 25
I think Birks are great for the summer as a mom. But I just had to point out that being short and wearing a long skirt, you are going to look like the skirt is swallowing you up. Try to find something a little more flattering and shorter- fit and flare just below the knee or something. Sorry- I was a fashion major in college
post #15 of 25
You can be short and wear long skirts! I'm 5'1", and I ONLY wear skirts that are ankle length. Mostly, it's cause I don't like my fat legs. But I think I look pretty darn good in a long skirt, and not like it's swallowing me up.

As for the men's skirt, I think there are some guys out there who would wear one: http://www.macabiskirt.com/mens_in_t...82920dfb612965
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Brisen
I feel like skirts are "dressy", so I feel wrong wearing sport sandals (like tevas) or hiking boots/shoes, sneakers, whatever.
I wear skirts a lot and the thing is, skirts in and of themselves are not dressy unless you choose particularly dressy styles and fabrics or else your dress them up with fancy shoes, stockings jewelry etc.

The trick is to match the look of the skirt with the style of your shoes. So for instance if you choose a skirt made out of sweatpants fabric with a racing stripe, running shoes will look fine with it. If you wear a flowing hippy skirt, then birkenstocks, tevas or any other hippy type shoes will look fine.

My own favorite skirt-shoes are a pair of chunky Doc Martin sandals made out of black leather. They are comfortable to walk in and they don't "code" to just one style. To me they look sort of hip, hippy and dressy all at once (at least as long as I remember to polish them they look dressy) so they go with a lot of different skirt styles. I also have a pair of black Reiker flats that I like because they make my feet look smaller and more delicate than the Doc Martins.

--AmyB
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Persephone
As for the men's skirt, I think there are some guys out there who would wear one: http://www.macabiskirt.com/mens_in_t...82920dfb612965
OK, but they're on the seller's webpage. Maybe they're paid to pose for the photo? I dunno. But IRL... anyone?
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by because
OK, but they're on the seller's webpage. Maybe they're paid to pose for the photo? I dunno. But IRL... anyone?

I showed my DH and he said he'd wear it if it was given to him but he would not pay $80 for it. He said it looks comfy and he wouldn't wear it "as a skirt" in public.
post #19 of 25
Well, I found that site through this site: http://www.stannards.co.uk/Kilts.htm

There have been plenty of discussions here before about gender identity/equality for our kids, I don't see why it has to stop there.
post #20 of 25
I wear sandals, clogs, and canvas step in style sneakers with skirts. It all just depends on the style of skirt. The long flowy kind does have alot of room for options though
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