WIW: Tomboy in a skirt

It's quite hot and muggy here (high today is 99, with the heat index about 5 degrees above that due to humidity).  I'm enjoying the heat, since I run chilly.  But seeing all of your fall capsules has me really itching to try on my fall clothes (and purge!).  But trying on a sweater just doesn't work at the moment.

Due to the heat, I'm wearing more skirts, but trying to keep a bit of "tomboy" anyway.  Does it work?

#1-3 Volume-over-volume worn to church.  Toughened up with boots.  This is my first time trying skirt with boots - does it work?  It worked for the frigid A/C at church.
#4-5 Worn to play at the park with my kids when it was a "cool" 93 out on Saturday.
#6 worn yesterday - it was nice and warm - just a simple gray cotton sack dress.
#7 wearing now.  (Yes, I'm barefoot) The skirt made from a men's dress shirt with a white tank. I'm hoping to replace this tank with a white non-lacy tee or tank of the same length.  (Ideally a bit more drapey).

What are your suggestions?  Do these work?  

As a side note, I really need to figure out something to do with my hair.

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15 Comments

  • replied 5 years ago

    Oh I LOVE your first outfit. It is very awesome. How does it look with your black moto boots?

    Love the sack dress too!

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Ooh - good Idea to try it with the black moto boots - once it's cooler, I definitely will.  (I also have some new-to-me knee high boots - both black and brown - that I think will work with this skirt)

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 5 years ago

    I love that you kept you tomboy part with the boots. A great uniform you could duplicate.

  • cobaltblue replied 5 years ago

    1-3 look great, and you look amazing in 6! I'm always trying to make new things out of old men's dress shirts, and they always turn out looking like I made them out of old men's dress shirts! :)

    I think you're looking very Adorable Tomboy in addition to Happy!

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    I like #1 but the top seems like it would bug me - do you mind the way the neckline is so drapey? (I'm wondering about bra strap issues). And what a great rework on the man's shirt in #7 - that is really fun and it looks great too.

  • lyn* replied 5 years ago

    I think the skirts with the boots look work nicely for your style esthetic :)

  • Elly replied 5 years ago

    I really enjoy the fit of 6 on you.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Glad you are getting some wear from #6. #1 is fun! Definitely a hint of tomboy there with the boots. 

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    I particularly like #1 here.  It is perhaps not conventionally flattering but I find it interesting an attractive.  I adore that top :)  Have you conisidered trying the topper with a slimline pencil skirt as a dressy alternative?

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Deborah - a slim pencil skirt is a definite hole in my wardrobe!  I've never found one that fits (they always seem to be made for people with a waist).  I should really just sew one.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    I love the boots with that first skirt. Great look on you. I also really like the sack dress with the flats. Fun skirt from a shirt, too! And you look terrific in those long bermudas. Good job of dressing in the heat!

  • sweetpotato replied 5 years ago

    I love the skirt & boots in the first picture. 

  • anne replied 5 years ago

    LOVE LOVE no 6.

    I am interested in your shirt-turned-skirt.
    I made a skirt in similar fabric and then regretted that I had done so, as it was so thin it didn't have enough structure. How is yours?

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Anne - it's fine - but I chose a really heavy-weight high quality men's shirt to use.  I do think the weight of the fabric has to be heavy enough for a "top" to become a "bottom".  In fabric stores, I see fabric separated this way - "bottom weights" are definitely heavier.  I had that in mind when I decided to cut up the shirt, and I suspect that's why it worked pretty well.

    It does wrinkle like anything though.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    I love your casual outfit in #4-5 - that bag looks fantastic with the outfit. And I adore your dress in #6 - it's the perfect summer dress.

    I love the skirt in your first outfit but I'm a little unsure of the top with it - but I am not good with volume on volume so take that with a grain of salt.

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