Lately I've been really into long skirts and dresses (I try to avoid using the word "maxi" if it's a topic of conversation because it brings back bad middle school memories). For me, longer, flowy bottoms aren't quite practical at work so when I'm off duty I will pair a skirt with a crop top or a sheer dress with a bikini top for the full "It's my day off" look - I mean, I would never, ever, show midriff at work, could you imagine? *lies* I love this fit from Stella & Jamie because the fabric is a little more stiff giving it some volume while being sheer in all the right places.
For a skirt that sits high on the waist, a shorter top (not necessarily cropped) is key. We've moved past the days of tucking blousy tops in, adding extra weight to the areas we spend the most time toning. I paired the skirt with one of my favorite tees by Amuse Society (much more on my obsession with this brand coming soon) and tied it in the back to make it a bit tighter because the skirt is so full. On an ADHD side note, I love the oversizeness of their crops with a snug pair of denim and heels. For a brunch on the beach look, I went with one of my OG bomber jackets but would definitely do a darker, edgier jacket for a night out. The key to choosing the right outerwear when the look hits high-waist is length: too long looks messy with a fuller skirt like this and too short will come off as contrived and trying much too hard (and also very red light special if you're already showing skin). Keep it simple and classy but not too classy.
Images by Allen Zaki
Hair & Make-up by Emily Hache