As I have shared before, I have a list. Not just any list, but one that keeps track of specific articles of clothing that I am looking for. One item that has been on my list for over three years has been a brown faux leather skater skirt. I would find so many in straight sizes and was thrilled to see so many black ones come on the plus size scene, but this garment has eluded me until now.
I saw this dark brown skirt on the Forever 21 site and was lucky enough to try it on in person at a local store. The color is a rich chocolate tone with nice stitching and seam details on the front and back. It is surprisingly soft for being faux and the underside is a suede like knit texture that feels nice on the skin. Because of the light weight of the textile, it flows beautifully and is not stiff at all. The waistband does have a bit of stretch, as does the entire skirt, with a side zipper and snap button. After reading the reviews online, it was claiming that the waistband was very large in comparison to other F21+ skirts, so that made me hopeful as I have a large waist, making it difficult to fit into these types of skirts. I am wearing a 2X and it fits me great at my natural waist. Pulling the skirt up several inches to a high waisted position would be ideal, but the 19″ length makes it too short for my taste.
For it’s first wear, I paired it with a long cardigan with a watercolor print of a giraffe and a ivory lace tank. I love the whimsical twist that this takes to the more edgy skirt. I tucked in the tank and bloused it just a bit for a relaxed feel. And by wearing the cardigan open with the sleeves pushed up, it continues that vibe. Since the cardigan has such a busy pattern, I opted to wear a long gold chain necklace with simple ivory painted beads that I made several years ago.
The other accessories I chose to complete this look was a green and tan woven clutch that ties into the green leaf of the cardigan and a copper and turquoise cuff that picks up on the blue sky. The entire look overall has a earthy feel tied in with the whimsy.
I am so glad I found this skirt to finally cross it off of my list. There are so many ways I want to wear it this fall and winter that I am sure this is not the last time you will see it on the blog. I am already envisioning tights and boots, vests and sweaters. And a big thanks to Forever 21 for finally coming out with this piece!
- Faux Leather Skater Skirt: Forever 21
- Tiga Cardigan: Anthropologie
- Lace Tank: LOFT via Poshmark
- Necklace: Handmade
- Copper & Turquoise Cuff: Vintage via Poshmark
- Clutch: Anthropologie
- Cut Out Booties: Qupid via Poshmark
Today’s Postivity Note
Be true to who you are.