This outfit is my interpretation of one of La La’s summer style tips, and also inspired by the fragrances of white peony and red plum in Caress’ newest body wash.
“Playful prints – Fashion and style should be playful, and nothing is more mesmerizing and fun than a wardrobe with prints to mix and match. Trying contrasting colors, prints and layers or turn it up a notch with metallic and floral patterns. If you are unsure about a look, stay within color families – that way clashing patterns look edgy and avant-garde.”
The bottom half of this outfit is made of fabric from Scotland – my only souvenir from the trip. I wasn’t able to find apparel that fit, so brought home the next best thing! The vibrant all-over poppy pattern is easy to pair with solids, but I wore it here with my most comfy striped tank (a longtime closet staple, and a worthy buy for just $5).
To make this skirt, I started with my old beginners’ skirt tutorial (skipped the pockets) again, which basically entails sewing together two simple rectangular pieces of fabric and adding an elastic waistband. Like last time, I modified it to have elastic only in the back of the waistband, and used SPG’s smooth waistband skirt tutorial for the front half. Since it’s difficult to find maxi dresses that fit well both in the waist and length, I highly recommend any beginner sewers to try making your own.