I Want to Like Skirts but There’s Just Something About Them…..

“We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms, of women-soldiers built like boxers. I drew women-flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla.”

-Christian Dior

Straight Hair Lean Basking in Burgundy

I have a love hate relationship with skirts. I want to love them but I hate styling them for the most part. You would think they would be as simple as a pair of pants. Somehow, it isn’t as basic as jeans and a cute top though! Despite the challenge I always face styling skirts, time and time again I find myself falling for skirts with unique cut or pattern like this one:

Asymmetrical Skirt Basking in Burgundy


Turtleneck Basking in Burgundy


With this skirt I decided to keep it simple and just allow the asymmetrical cut and buttons take center stage. To do so, I turned to my tried and true favs- over the knee boots and a plain black turtleneck! The verdict? I still don’t feel like skirts are one hundred percent me. I do feel that I am closer to cracking “the code” to working such a classic item into my closet!


Skirt and Boots Basking in Burgundy


Regardless of how I feel about skirts, I do know that I LOVE these photos by Anni of Anni Powell Photography! If you are ever in the PNW you have to check her out for all your photography needs.

Question time: How do you feel about skirts? Do you struggle with them or are they a go to in your closet?

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Basking in Burgundy Signature




  1. December 10, 2021 / 6:48 am

    @ Kait

    All of these are gorgeous!!


  2. June 27, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    The black looks rich and classy!
    Nice attire, Kait 🙂

  3. March 27, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    such a cute look babe – you styled this skirt to perfection! i love skirts! 🙂

  4. Angelle
    March 23, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    I am a lover of skirts! I do agree that they are harder to style than jeans. Adore your entire outfit. It’s edgy yet classic.


  5. March 21, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    I feel the same way about dresses as you feel about skirts. I am in love with this skirt on you though and you styled it perfectly!

  6. March 19, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    I totally get your feelings about skirts, but I love the way you styled it.

  7. March 19, 2018 / 11:17 am

    I totally get the way you feel about skirts! They’ve always been kinda on the fence for me too. But lately I’ve been finding more and more I love – and they’re usually a unique pattern or style as well! This skirt is so fun on you. And can I say that these photos are just gorgeous? You look amazing!

  8. March 18, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    This dress is totally gorgeous. lovelovelove.

  9. March 18, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    I love skirts and playing with length! love this skirt on you!


  10. March 18, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Love this skirt! I went to a private high school so I had to wear a skirt on a daily basis, so I try to stay away from them but there are so many cute options, especially for spring!

  11. maggie
    March 18, 2018 / 11:50 am

    I love wearing skirts! Always easy for me to throw on with a simple top

  12. Liz
    March 18, 2018 / 10:39 am

    I love skirts! I think you styled it perfectly!


  13. Nataly
    March 18, 2018 / 8:25 am

    I struggle finding a good skirt. I usually go for A-line because it fits my shape better! This one looks so cute on you!

  14. March 17, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    I loveeee denim skirts – but that’s it! I’m not a big fan of skirts all-around, just cute button up denim ones I can dress up or down in the spring.

  15. dawn
    March 17, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    I love styling skirts! They are fun, and the one you have on is adorable!

  16. March 17, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I struggle with styling skirts from summer to fall and winter to spring, but this looks is such great inspo. Love it!

  17. March 17, 2018 / 7:28 am

    Skirts are a go to in my closet. I can’t get enough of them! This one looks good on you and I like how you paired it with the boots <3

  18. March 17, 2018 / 6:23 am

    You can totally pull off a skirt girl!! Your whole outfit is so fab! But I know exactly what you mean. I’ve purchased more than a few skirts recenetly and I love them, but I don’t feel as comfortable in them as I would wearing something else.

    xo, lydia

  19. March 17, 2018 / 12:41 am

    I think you are totally rockin this skirt though babe!! Love it with these over the knee boots!

    cute & little

  20. March 16, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    I love skirts and own quite a few, but for some reason I always reach for the dress first, lol!!

    • March 16, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Dresses are just SO easy!!! I’m definitely the same way.

  21. March 16, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    I love skirts and I think you look fantastic in this one. Keep on adding them to your wardrobe 🙂

  22. March 16, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    I’m with you- skirts are SO hard for me for some reason! I always love a good pleated skirt- those are the ones I always end up buying haha

    • March 16, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      I love pleated skirts on others!!! I just can’t figure them out for me…. Someday. Have a great weekend Emily!

    • March 16, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you lovely! Btw you’re from my FAVORITE country- SK is just beautiful and the people are wonderful. Hugs!!!!

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