Continuing with the February Ways to Wear It/Pinspired March mash ups, today I broke out my circle skirt from Plato’s Closet and played with some pinspired ways to style it.

Floral circle skirt $8 and statement necklace $8
Floral circle skirt $8

But before we begin, let’s define circle skirt because when Alicia first suggested it, I wasn’t exactly sure what she was referring to.  Turns out a circle skirt is basically a full skirt; the bigger the circle, the fuller the skirt!  I prefer “circle skirt” to skater skirt because “figure skater” is not my style aesthetic, but they’re essentially the same thing in different lengths.  Not only are circle skirts flattering for pretty much every body, they’re right on trend for Spring!  Here’s some ways to wear a circle skirt!

WITH A STRIPED TOP

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Striped top $2.45, Aldo leather pumps $14, blue statement necklace $8.

I liked this outfit, but modified it slightly for my actual work day so that I didn’t flash small children or parent helpers.  Whether your circle skirt is short or long, patterned or solid, pleated or not… a striped top WILL go!

Tights from my closet and Marc Art of Walking leather flats $19
Tights from my closet and Marc Art of Walking leather flats $19

WITH A BLACK TOP AND COLOURED TIGHTS/NO TIGHTS

Theory top $4.20, tights from my closet and Bussola t-strap sandals $7.
Theory top $4.20, tights from my closet and Bussola t-strap sandals $7.

Tights are the way to wear circle skirts all year long and why not have some fun with coloured legs!  A black top grounds the outfit!  I so wished I could sprout a dimple like my pinspiration!

WITH A CHAMBRAY SHIRT

Chambray $6, Miz Mooz sandals $9.80
Chambray $6, Miz Mooz sandals $9.80

We all ought to know by now that chambray will work with almost anything and sure enough it looks great with circle skirts, knotted or tucked.

WITH A SOLID-COLOURED TOP

Beaver Canoe tee $3, yellow necklace from I Am Just One
Beaver Canoe tee $3, yellow necklace from I Am Just One

Despite the glam pose that took 600 tries to mimic, a simple solid coloured tee is the easiest way to take your circle skirt to almost every occasion.  Add a denim jacket or cute cardi, or swap a solid-coloured tee for a statement tee.

MIX NOT MATCH

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Pssst, what are we looking at?

Mixing patterns outside the realm of classic stripes is a more gutsy move for your circle skirt but gives a more high-fashion vibe.  Plus it works well for vintage tops that tend to be shorter in the torso, like this vintage paisley blouse gifted but thrifted by my sis!  And now last but not least…

WITH A WHITE TOP AND/OR BELT AND/OR WHILE STANDING ON YOUR COUCH

White tee new-with-tags $3, red belt $1.20
I must have misplaced my library!  (White tee new-with-tags $3, red belt $1.20)

This photo goes to show you that circle skirts are easy to wear!  There’s plenty of fabric that allows you to bend and move with ease.  Today, I crawled, ran and did the wheelbarrow walk with 500 preschoolers.  That makes me WAY more impressive than this model just standing around looking at books, doesn’t it!?  Throw on a skinny belt or a wide belt to define your itty-bitty waist and you’re good to go!

Circle skirt, I love you and when I see all the ways to style you, I want more of you!  Which is YOUR favourite circle skirt style?!

8 Comments

  1. ClaireAbbysMom Reply

    LOL – i love the information and especially enjoy the standing on the sofa & poses. I might just get out my sewing machine and make myself one.

  2. Rose by His Grace Reply

    I laughed out loud at the losing the library comment and you standing on the couch arm!  I know I say it every time, but I love your sense of humour!  I like the striped top with your circle skirt and second best, the chambray.  Thanks for more inspiration–for dressing, not posing!

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  4. Love this! I have lots of full skirts but end up only wearing them with one or two things. Also the posing is a strike of genius.

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