I have a purple body con skirt that I want to wear in a casual way. Probably with some simple canvas black shoes. Can I wear a cute graphic tee with that? ~ Morgan
Hi Morgan! Thank you for your question. It reminded me of my favorite outfits back in my university days.
My answer is “Yes”. Definitely, you can create a casual look out of a body con skirt by pairing it with a cute graphic tee and simple canvas shoes. Here´s more on HOW.
A body con skirt embodies a sexy, kindá formal look. To wear it casually, you need to be careful that you don´t defeat the character of your skirt. You still have to maintain its girly attitude, only casually.
First off, let´s consider the color. Since your skirt is purple, the best shades for your graphic tee to go with the skirt are black, white, maroon, yellow, blue, lavender and pink. The way to polish the look depends on whether your tee is a bit fitted or loose.
I´ve created three casual looks for a purple body con skirt which you can choose from, with a hint on how to accessorize them. This is just to give you an idea and to help you decide which ensemble goes with your mood and your personality.
For this look, I paired a loose, black graphic tee with the purple body con skirt. It can be worn tucked in or untucked. If you choose to tuck it in, it will give you a blousy look, which is a great contrast with your fitted skirt. In this case, a long denim jacket with sleeves folded up are perfect to cover you up.
If you prefer to untuck the tee for more freedom, and if it hits down enough to cover some area of your derrière, then a small denim jacket is the way to go. Throw over a fringe crossbody bag and it will give your outfit a retro go-go.
A tee that hugs your body enough to show off some curves is very tempting. It´s always worn untucked and it goes with you nicely in every move. I opted for black so I can easily wear over it a bright blue, long cardigan. I prefer a tan across body cut out satchel for this outfit. It´s cute and convenient.
Another option is by going for a white graphic tee with rainbow texts (so optional). It´s very comfortable and very casual. To give it a little glam look, and to provide you some cover up, wear over it a long, black cardigan. Your outerwear matches with your black canvas shoes. Effortless.
If none of these works, just slip into an off-shoulder, roomy, white graphic tee and you´re done!
I hope this helps. Let me know which look inspires you the most. 🙂