Classic late spring: sometimes it’s crisp; sometimes it’s smoldering. It’s anyone’s guess what’s coming tomorrow–even if you’ve checked the forecast. I’ve caught those meteorologists at their game: sometimes Sunday night’s reading calls for “70 degrees and sunny” on Monday, while by Monday morning it’s “64 degrees and partly cloudy.” I’m onto you, Weatherman-Who-Sneaks-In-Changes-While-I-Sleep. So onto you.
Thanks to this anything-goes “prediction” method I’ve learned to dress for dicey weather. One of my favorites this spring is adding mileage to a dress by turning it into a skirt.
People were convinced. All day at work they remarked over my “cute skirt.” It was comfy too! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have waistband-comfort issues with bottoms that aren’t jeans. This lower layer secretly went all the way to my shoulders, so no worries there.
I think this discovery will change how I buy dresses. Most of mine have bodice texture–pleats, embroidery, buttons, etc.–that would look bumpy under a shirt, so super-simple dresses are going to get more attention from here on. Have you ever layered a shirt over a dress and pretended the dress was a skirt? How did it go for you?