Wearing: Turtlenecks and Short Skirts Are For Grown Ups
From the time I was in fourth grade until my last middle school day, I wore a school uniform. I had a love/hate relationship with my uniform. Sometimes it was nice to have something to wear that I didn't have to think about. The thing I hated about my uniform was that most pieces were not comfortable. For awhile they were made of itchy polyester blends and when the school finally changed uniform providers, it was mostly thick and shapeless cotton. One of the pieces I despised the most was my uniform turtleneck. We could wear several colors: yellow, red, hunter green, or navy blue, but I would only wear white and only when my polo shirt was in the wash. Paired with my long plaid pleated skirt, I felt (and usually looked) like a total Catholic school blob.
Fast forward to being twenty-eight and getting to choose what I wear every morning and the only thing I want to wear is a turtleneck. This fitted lightweight cotton style from J.Crew is what sophisticated fashion dreams are made of. I feel chic, like tie-a-scarf-around-my-neck-and-call-me-Bardot chic. This is not my frumpy middle school nightmare at all. It's cozy cotton without being confining and the slim fit is not frumpy.
Another thing going for the new and improved turtleneck is that it pairs perfectly with my flared mini. This skirt is a dream because it flares in just the right spot. I always hesitate to wear shorter style skirts because of my long legs and how self-conscious I get about showing too much skin. I am not super conservative but skin is just not my style. However this skirt is just the right length for a mini and it's the kind of skirt that begs for a pair of tights. I'm hoping to restyle this outfit with these amazing geometric tights in the future. Adorable, right?
I can't wait to style this turtleneck in the future but for now, see how I styled this mini skirt: