This is another “summer but make it fall” outfit – summer clothes and fabric, in fall colors. This top may be linen, but it’s pretty thick and stiff, so I’m reserving it for these awkward, in-between days, and when I noticed that the embroidery perfectly matches this skirt, it really was a no-brainer of an outfit.
On the other hand, it took way too long for me to achieve this (both while taking photos and while assembling the GIF). But hey, when you have a swishy skirt on, you have to swish it around, right?
This skirt looks like the perfect summer skirt, doesn’t it? But between the lining and the elastic waist, it’s actually not very comfortable to wear (if you think the elastic waist makes it more comfy, think again. It’s not fun when you have a thick band of elastic around your middle in 100+ degrees and 90% humidity.) That’s why I didn’t wear it until now, despite having thrifted it last winter – back when it was too cold to wear it. Now that I think about it, I have a lot of these awkward in-between items that can only be worn during a tiny corridor of spring/autumn when it’s not too hot and not too cold. I can’t resist a twirly skirt though, so it still stays.
It’s funny how my style is coming back full circle to the vintage-inspired looks of the blog’s early days. Luckily, trends are coming back, too – it’s now all cottagecore and dark academia, which are just different versions of twee (not that my style was ever that twee.) I was looking at my archive and found this outfit, which I’d be happy to wear today (yes, including the big collar, which is trendy again). So here I recreated the outfit with what I have now, and added some current touches – blazer and suspenders. The suspenders are bit much, but the skirt is slightly large for me and the suspenders are the best way to hold it up, plus they added a dark academia/menswear touch to the outfit, so I’m not complaining.