If you’ve ever seen me dancing, you’d know I’m the opposite of a ballerina. My dance moves include: “The Window Cleaning” where I just spread my hands in the air and move them up and down, “The Spring” which consists of me just jumping and “The Can’t be bothered” where I lean over a wall, shaking my head out of rhythm and ferociously sipping an alcoholic drink from a straw, aka an emergency induction port as Tali likes to call them!
Since I never had a dream of being a ballerina either, I didn’t have to update my dance moves, but I did have to update my closet, because I love a good voluminous ballerina skirt! I promised you guys Five Ways To Wear a ballerina skirt, so here you are! Hope you find this useful, I spent a good 3 hours taking these photos!
Cardigan With a Twist
A great way to transform a simple cardigan top is to wear it backwards and adding a little extra by buttoning just the first button and exposing the back. The shape can be slouchy or fitted, but I chose a more tighter cardi that molded nicely the upper body and merged with the volume of the skirt to create a proportionate frame.
I would have styled this outfit with pumps and socks, since I’m loving the heels + socks trend lately, but I don’t have any pumps…They hurt and make me walk weird 🙁 So for dramatic effect, I mixed in my purple lace boots.
Ballerina Skirt – Eddel, Cardigan – Topshop
The Punk Queen
One of the classic ways to wear a ballerina skirt is with a leather moto jacket for contrast. The mix of hardcore and feminine can be subtle or more in your face if you add sneakers, beanie or hefty combat boots.
My interpretation of the punk chick is slightly more monochromatic with a red leather jacket and to keep this outfit from being too dressy I added a green beanie for an easy going vibe.
Sequins? Yes! Too much? NOOOO!
As you know I’m a sucker for sequins, I’ve mentioned it so many times I am positive my tombstone would be decorated with the words “Keit – meat lover and sequin worshiper”. So yes, I’ll most definitely style sequins with the ballerina skirt!
I don’t think sequins are that tacky or inappropriate for daily use, but if you have reservations, you can wear a button down or a t-shirt combined with a sequin cardigan, bolero or even a simple outwear with just a few sparkles here and there. A dash of gleam next to a ballerina skirt creates a gorgeous posh ensemble.
White Button Down Shirt – Yoins, Sequin Bolero – H&M, Boots – Second Hand
Warm knitted sweaters are perfect for toning down the ballerina skirt and making it more relaxed for daily use. Keep the shape of the sweater cropped to avoid formless bulkiness and accessorize with a button down, head pieces, jewelry.
I took this kitten photo especially for my lovely blogger friend Maiken from Part of Me, since she said she’d like to see more cat action on the blog.
It looks like I’m happy here, but I’m actually pissed off, because kitten wouldn’t cooperate for the photo shoot and just kept squirming like a pretentious supermodel! If you look really closely you can see hate burning into my eyes!
If you are looking for a way to make the ballerina skirt less demanding, pair it with a simple graphic t-shirt with sneakers, flats, ankle boots, biker boots almost any kind of shoe will work.
Since we’re aiming for a carefree outfit, you can wear a casual t-shirt only and spice things up by choosing a t-shirt with contrasting color and a funny or interesting print.
If you want to dress the ballerina skirt up a notch add a denim vest with quirky prints or a subtle detail that makes it all the more interesting.
So these are five ways to wear a ballerina skirt! Let me know if you like them and do you have any ideas and tips on how to wear a ballerina skirt?
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