Trend Spotting: Below-the-Knee
A trend that has creeped into my conscious is the new length that has popped up for spring. All of a sudden below-the-knee seems ridiculously fresh and I can’t get enough of it. It is that great in between that isn’t all about the leg like a mini or all about the drama like the maxi.
The best choice is the below-the-knee PENCIL skirt/dress. You want to keep it close to the curves and exuding subtle sexiness, and there are many direction to take it – bombshell, 40’s inspired, or clean lines with modern appeal.
For a bombshell look, take inspiration from the Dolce & Gabbana collection and go for all out feminine -pairing the look with florals and pretty pumps. To send it over the edge, choose an of-the-moment corset to go with the skirt.
For the 40’s inspired look, take inspiration from the Rochas collection and choose classic colors, a belt cinched at the waist and socks peeking out from your shoes. If you really are feeling it, top it off with a straw hat and messy-bun hair.
For the clean and modern look, take inspiration for the Chloe collection and choose monochromatic colors – pairing white with white, black with black. Keep the cut simple and sharp, even choosing easy flats and buttoning your blouse to the tippy-top.
I have to admit I am in love with the 40’s inspired look, so I will be cinching in the waist and pulling out the hats.