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Diversity Chic: Skirting Around

For a minute there, I wasn’t sure we would even have a decent day of weather to actually shoot Diversity Chic. This Texas weather has not been friendly with planning our schedule for this shoot. We managed to nail down our trend, date, and photographer to shoot the fifth installment of Diversity Chic.

If you are new to the movement, learn more about it below:

Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.

Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.

Before we get into this month’s trend a special thank you to Nan at The Vintage House in Downtown Carrollton for staying open a little longer to keep us cool between our individual shots and allowing us to utilize your adorable little shop as our backdrop. Oh and please take the time to check out the fantastic Esther Huynh who took our amazing photographs! I’ve linked her website below, but go and follow her on Instagram!

No more skirting around, here’s this month’s trend!

The A-Line Skirt

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Let’s discuss my look –

About the Outfit

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Women’s Perfect Crew-Neck Tee (Exact) | High Waisted Floral Print Full Midi Skirt Black (Exact)| Vera Bradley Satchel (Exact) | Black Druzy Necklace (Exact) | Leather Buckle Wedges (Exact)

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Lately, I’ve been branching out with bold accessories and pattern mixing. It just happened that I got to really showcase the beauty of pattern mixing with this Diversity Chic. This skirt was actually purchased by Valery, but it was just a little too big for her – hence where my birthing hips come in. I quickly swooped in and called dibs on this beauty. BEST DECISION EVER. Everything about this skirt is perfection. It’s low maintenance care wise, no need to iron – it falls perfectly after coming out of the dryer (low heat). The floral pattern is subtle enough that just about any pattern you want to mix it with works.

I decide to pull out a comfortable Old Navy crew neck tee that doesn’t make the outfit too formal, but allowed me to pair a simple black druzy necklace (exclusive to The Vintage House) with the ensemble.

To tie the entire outfit together, I’m taking full advantage of the faux leather line that Vera Bradley has created. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Vera Bradley patterns! I have bins filled with patterns dating back to my first piece in 2004. There is something about a sleek and classic looking leather that just makes you want to swoon. This bag is that and more. It’s just the right about of class, but the coral brings out a fun and young side.

This outfit is definitely my favorite so far in the installments of Diversity Chic.

About the Trend

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Wikipedia states that an A-line skirt is a skirt that is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. This trend is flattering for a variety of different body shapes/sizes, especially when you find the skirt that works for your body type. Whether its a short (as seen in our January edition of Diversity Chic) or a longer one like this month – you can easily find a flattering A line to fit your body type. I love that this trend is so popular and easily accessible to all women from petite to plus size.

Curious about the other looks….be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies of Diversity Chic!


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Photos by Esther Huynh Photography

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  • Reply Jacque

    Love the look! Your skirt is so cute! And that pink house….I’m going to need photos taken there, ha! But forreal, this series is a great idea. Loving the representation.

    May 26, 2015 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Nan Walvoord

    Precious pictures. Love Diversity Chic. Sevi, thanks for the shout out to “The Vintage House”. Loved having you sweet and fashionable girls photographed there.

    May 26, 2015 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Diversity Chic | Skirting the Rules | Valery Brennan

    […] Graphic T, printed blouse (like Stephanie rocked), chambray shirt, tank top, fitted t shirt (Sevi even worked some pattern mixing in), sleeveless button down (bonus points if you tie it like Jordan)…you name it, it works with […]

    May 26, 2015 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Shan

    My fav look is the simple green A-line skirt.

    May 26, 2015 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply ash

    Great! Thanks for sharing!

    November 10, 2016 at 3:08 am
    • Reply Sevi Ware

      Thank you so much for dropping in and checking out the blog!

      November 17, 2016 at 7:59 am

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