Modcloth Striped Skirt + Leopard Topper

modcloth striped skirtModcloth striped skirt sz S, Gap petite sweater (similar)
Coach bag, Emerson Fry coat, Adrienne Vittadini booties, H&M; tights

Happy Monday! I hope anyone interested in this skirt was able to pick it up when I posted on IG/FB. Sizes currently seem to be sold out, but chances are they’ll be re-stocked again. I actually first came across this skirt almost a year ago while looking for a recommendation similar to my DIY navy version. Mine’s made of linen-like cotton which looks out of place during northeast winters, but this black + cream (almost a light beige in-person) rendition feels suitable for year-round. I was surprised to see it re-stocked several seasons later, and ordered to try.

Experimenting with cold and warm weather pairings:

modcloth striped skirt

Left: BlankNYC jacket, Ann Taylor scarf, YSL heels Right: LOFT tee, J.Crew heels


True to the reviews, sizing runs small and a regular S fit me high at my natural waist. The material quality as well as skirt structure in-person does not look as good as the stock photo, but I suppose it is what you pay for. The waistband is a wide band of exposed elastic, the material is thin, and the back zipper is also exposed as shown below. I think the zipper makes this less appropriate for a professional environment, so may have it replaced with an invisible zipper.
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Since the material is thin, dark tops tucked in may show through a bit like shadows. This can be solved simply with a nude slip, which I find myself reaching for every other day now. The material of this skirt is slightly ribbed, which I’ve tried to capture:
modcloth striped skirt3
In the end, I decided to keep this for the good alterations-free fit as well and flattering slight flare shape. I also have to admit that the elastic waistband, albeit not the most polished looking, is very comfortable throughout long days of sitting. The length on me is a bonus – not too short with heels for work, and not too long for wearing casually with flats!

Measurements of a S (lots of stretch): 11.5″ across the waist when unstretched, 20″ across hips, 18″ length.
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33 Comments

  1. SOPHIA wrote:

    Also they have red, blue and green color ones!!

    Posted 3.31.14 Reply
  2. SOPHIA wrote:

    I just purchased a similar striped skirt for under $10
    Daily look is selling the same exact one for $45,
    http://www.dailylook.com/p/Coco,-Not-Quite-Chanel/Striped-Bandage-Bell-Skirt/97836.html?aaid=PLA&gclid;=CKWM38H5u70CFUVp7AoddjAAXw&gclsrc;=aw.ds
    If anyone is looking for high waisted skirt I recommend buying it for ebay…. the only problem is waiting for at least 2-4 weeks

    Posted 3.31.14 Reply
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    Posted 3.15.14 Reply
  4. Hi Jean! Long time reader and new blogger here. I love the skirt and you paired it so well. My favorite is pairing is with the Loft tee and red Everlys!

    Posted 3.15.14 Reply
  5. I definitely will let you know! I won't be shocked at myself if I end up caving and buying this one when it becomes available, but I'm going to try my hardest to find a really nice one before that happens! 😛

    Posted 3.14.14 Reply
  6. Linh wrote:

    Hi Jean, what do you think about this H&M; skirt as an alternative? http://www.hm.com/us/product/26042?article=26042-A

    Posted 3.14.14 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    It's 100% polyester and it's hand-washable : )

    Posted 3.14.14 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Love Boden quality after trying one of their jackets – envious that this skirt fits you well! I hope they will consider expanding their sizing so more of us can enjoy the line : )

    Posted 3.14.14 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Hi there! Hmm, it's not the same…the new ones look lighter with a slight pink tone. I've been trying to find a more similar color but doesn't seem like they make it anymore.

    Posted 3.14.14 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Patience will pay off , Andrea! Please let me know if you find one that fits small and is of better quality. I've been looking for a while (and had been hoping to DIY one again but no such luck on time) and didn't come across any yet.

    Posted 3.14.14 Reply
  11. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Love this stripe and leopard look:)

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    Posted 3.13.14 Reply
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    Posted 3.13.14 Reply
  13. Gorgeous! We love how you've styled this lovely skirt.

    xo

    http://www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

    Posted 3.12.14 Reply
  14. I have been debating buying this skirt for AGES now, and I finally decided to buy it this time — until I saw your review! It fits you well (and since we have nearly the same measurements, it would probably fit me the same way), but after reading what you said about the quality and material, I've decided against it. I'm still looking for an identical skirt, but definitely want a good-quality one. Thanks for posting this, Jean! And your outfit looks great!

    Posted 3.12.14 Reply
  15. Nala T wrote:

    I recently bought a skirt similar to this style so now I am excited to pair it off with some of your style!!

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    Posted 3.12.14 Reply
  16. Anne wrote:

    I am obsessed with your sunglasses.

    Posted 3.12.14 Reply
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Love this pairing, Jean! Quick question, are these the same color pumps you own too? I see you purchase bronze but I only see rose gold. http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/kate-spade-new-york-licorice-too-pump/3435507

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  18. Jackie wrote:

    That skirt looks great on you and fits as though it was made for you.

    I actually love the simplicity of pairing it with a basic black top. I tend to over think when I have a cute skirt like that and need to find a top to go with it.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  19. Suzie Q wrote:

    I've been seeing this similar type of skirt around a lot lately and I can see why. It can be so chic and dressed up or down with the thick stripes, structured flare style, and pleats detail. I've been meaning to invest in a slip and this post reminds me that I need to put it on my actual list to get soon! I love your Loft tshirt that you paired the skirt with!

    Suzie Q
    http://www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
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  21. I love that skirt! Awesome outfit!

    Jenn
    A Petite Treat

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  22. Lia wrote:

    FYI Jean and anyone looking for a look-a-like. I just ordered a very similar skirt from Boden. It's more expensive than the ModCloth one, but the material is very high quality and it fits me well in 2P (5'0" 105 lbs).

    If you like it, pick it up soon since the little petite sizes are showing as low stock.
    http://www.bodenusa.com/en-US/Womens-Skirts/Mini/WG526-BLK/Womens-Black-Pearl-Full-Stripy-Skirt.html?sc=Q344&cm;_mmc=GoogleShopping-_-Boden-_-FALL_2013-_-Full+Stripy+Skirt&gclid;=CJqE3Pybi70CFaN9OgodUHEA4Q

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  23. Jaime wrote:

    Love this look! It's chic, yet provides a comfortable outfit. After all, who doesn't love a well-done elastic waist as long as we talking tailored, not crumpled. 🙂

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    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  24. Love your pics ans outfit! The pairing between stripes and leo is great!!!
    Xoxo

    Le monde des petites
    http://www.lemondedespetites.com/

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  25. Hannah wrote:

    That skirt is amazing and fits you perfectly!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  26. I love the coat! Sheinside and choises.com sell a very similar skirt as well for about $20.
    xo,
    Lisa
    http://www.lisaalamode.com

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  27. What a perfect coat! Love this post. Have a fab week!

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    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  28. love the look with the black tights and jacket! xo

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    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  29. Gorgeous coat!

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  30. Love the pairing of stripes and animal print.

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN/YOUTUBE || LOVEMAVIN/BLOG

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  31. What is the material of the skirt, and how do you plan on laundering it?

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  32. Congrats – you look beautiful and really perfect <3 Now I´m waiting urgently for the re-stock of this skirt because I´m a huge fan of black&white; - also I have to admit that I´m not as skilled than you to style these colors :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    http://www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

    Posted 3.11.14 Reply
  33. Most darling skirt!! I love the bold stripes. It's so elegant. And I love it styled with leopard. I wouldn't of thought to do that!

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