Thanks to the Minimalist podcast and other books and blogs dedicated to the benefits of living simply, everyone seems to be culling their closets. People aren’t hanging on to 10,000 items “just in case” anymore. Instead, they’re filling their closet with fewer items that consistently make them happy.
I have 3 skirts that have been my go-to's for years. They’re the ones I take on every trip regardless if it's on a business trip to buy fabric or to the beach for family time. They’re the same skirts that I wear over and over and only take them out of rotation for cleaning. I wash and hang them each week, and grab one anytime I just need to throw something great on and go.
The Cathedral has been my staple since I had Jb, who is now 6. So that just tells you what a great skirt it's been. I replaced it with a new cathedral about a year ago and also added Chuck to my closet, which is basically the same color and fabric content as Cathedral, and a great alternative to white denim. When you love something (and it works for you), you’ve got to have more than 1 :)
Here are pics of me wearing it over the years.
Cathedral may have been my go-to, but yours could be something totally different. Maybe you love a bold pattern in your day-to-day or something sleek and versatile. So how do you figure out what skirt will be your new favorite? When searching for your staple, you want to choose something that goes with your favorite basics and works well for you dressed up or down. Think through a typical day (or days) and picture what outfits work for you. That information should help you narrow down your options.
From our current collection, my favorites are Paula Palooza, Scarlet Brocade, and the Pattersons in Magenta and Electric Blue. I love how owning all three (or four!) gives you a great range of looks from casual pairings for lunch with friends to several bangin' looks for date night.
I also love Blockbuster Gold and Suzy Capri because both transition well from buttoned up to casual. These pair just as perfectly with a crisp button-down as they do with graphic tees and moto jackets.
If you haven’t yet, next time you get the urge to clean your closet, consider taking a bold step. Try on everything you own and donate anything that doesn’t make you instantly happy when you put it on. Then, consider looking for staple pieces that will stay with you for ages. You want pieces you can mix and match; pieces you can wear again and again without wearing them out; pieces that are customized and can be tweaked later to fit you perfectly if you've changed size.
Since launching Sevier Skirts in 2004, Suzanne Rowland has customized and sold more than 45,000 skirts. A licensed "skirtologist," Suzanne prides herself on helping women look and feel their best. Shop our Skirts today!
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