Help A Sister Out

Silver skirt problem

Okay so I bought this skirt online because it was reduced from a billion dollars to just a fraction of its original price, and because I loved its shimmery quality.

In real life, it’s even more shimmery, the thinnest silk lame but lined with cotton. Really, it’s the shit, you will just have to trust me on this.

The problem is, I love the way it’s styled here but I don’t have a sleeveless shirt like this and I have no imagination. None. I can’t think of one single way to wear the skirt and make it look casual and tomboyish instead of trashy or hookerish.

I don’t want to look like a prostitute, as I’ve noted here several times over the years.  I know this because I made a cyber-friend who pointed this out and told me all about his pathological girlfriends before disappearing back into the ethernet. ( Hi, Donald!)

If I don’t want to look like a prostitute, why do I keep buying clothes that warrant this caveat??

I have no idea, alright? Just help me figure out a top to wear. I already have pointy oxfords so I’m good in the shoe department. I even have them in silver!

If I wear the silver skirt with the silver shoes, will I look like a prostitute? Only answer that one after you find me a top.

Be specific and include links if you have em.


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29 Responses to Help A Sister Out

  1. Jools says:

    It’s gorgeous. Wear it with anything you like. Depending on the occasion and the weather. A white tee shirt. A grey sweatshirt. A denim shirt. Or a cashmere pullover when it gets cold. Just wear it! The pointy oxfords will be perfect.

  2. Brad says:

    Black or white turtleneck should do the trick?

  3. Sam says:

    Loose white or black T shirt, tucked in & with rolled up sleeves.
    Hair in a loose pony tail & some simple silver hoop earrings.
    Red lipstick of course.

  4. Marky says:

    Just red lipstick.

    P.S. Any New York-only lipsticks I need to get you?

  5. Stephanie says:

    2 Fruit of the Loom white sleeveless undershirts(WB’s)
    with any color, pink maybe, low rise Chuck Taylors.

  6. Dj says:

    A lightweight lipstick red or black cashmere crop/reg sweater ..silver shoes? Maybe too robot…a lamb skin t?? Black pointy flats or laser cut booties. We expect photos.

  7. Heidi says:

    I’m with Brad, but specifically – I think it needs to be ribbed, fitted, and sweatery. I am sartorially challenged, but the kind of fabric I’m thinking of is thin (in terms of being a sweater), and almost-but-not-quite shiny in a sort of polished cotton way. Do you have any idea what I’m talking about?

  8. AK says:

    A grey tee.

  9. deb says:

    Personally I would be channeling Emma Watson with this skirt. Hope you can see the pic.

  10. Bevitron says:

    I have absolutely no fashion sense therefore I feel fine about answering your question, because I can’t be accused of being willfully idiotic and you wouldn’t castigate me just for being clueless, I think.

    If I were built vertically and fashion-ready (I am vertically constructed, being very tall, only with a butt huge to the point that it disqualifies me), I would find, somewhere, a top constructed just like the one in the picture – sleeveless, Eton collar, button front – only black with widely placed, fine white vertical pinstripes (including the collar). The fabric must be something very fine & lightweight but not shimmery. Love those shoes.

    Good luck, and I agree, we’ll want to see pictures.

  11. Gretchen says:

    with such a statement piece like the skirt, I’d keep the top simple, maybe a white button down shirt with French cuffs, silver cuff links and then add a belt

  12. David Duff says:

    A very long gentleman’s overcoat. The skirt is ghastly!

  13. paula says:

    1) collared blouse 2) fitted high-neck sleeveless blouse, or 3) wife beater
    if you cannot pull it off and werk it and dump the concern, then ship me the skirt. xoxo, paula

  14. Muscato says:

    Acid-green silk camisole or shell, black leather jacket.

  15. Annemarie says:

    Listen to Jools. That’s how people wear stuff these days

  16. Annemarie says:

    But I dress like a Mennonite. The thigh slit puts this skirt into the realm of pure fantasy. In that world i would do what Jools said.

  17. betty says:

    There’s probably no way of getting around looking like a flashy whore, but honestly, who cares? Wear it with jeans, the balance will take you where you want to go.

  18. joan says:

    You need a silk Eileen fisher tank.. They hang like butter. I always feel fantastic in them. Off white of any muted colour with a shimmer ( they have seasonal colours)… and a great long necklace. You are beautiful. not Trashy. Just ahead of your time…. xo


  19. rosie says:

    a charcoal wife beater, a rock chic t-shirt, pretty little collar blouse. not sure about the matching shoes. I’m not sure there is anything wrong with looking like a hooker if that is your thing, but it’s not, so not such a good idea.

  20. Shewrites says:

    Classic button down cardigan, worn backward, black…or any color you love, loose bun….

  21. susan says:

    Denim shirt. Sweatshirt. V neck mens Hanes t/undershirt. You could even do chuck taylors or birkenstocks. Or just a plain black suede bootie.

  22. Madam restora says:

    Denim button up shirt and nude wedges – let the skirt be the focus at this stage.

  23. Madam restora says:

    For godsake don’t wear silver shoes with a silver skirt. People will throw stones.

  24. Sister Wolf says:

    Jools – Check! Thank you!

    Brad – No turtlenecks for me but black and white, good call, thanks!

    Sam – Check! Thank you!

    Marky – Please god stop me from buying another lipstick.

    Stephanie – Check! Thank you!

    DJ – Waaah, I want to wear the shoes!

    Heidi – Yes, I can see that sweater.

    AK – Check!Thank you!

    deb – I would be only to glad to channel Emma Watson.

    Bevitron – Make that top materialize.

    Gretchen – A belt???? Are you fucking with me?

    David Duff – Ha, shows what you know.

    paula – You will never have this skirt, damn you.

    Muscato – You made me say ‘Oooh” out loud.

    Annemarie – Yep, yep.

    betty – Really? I’m too old for flashy whore!

    Joan – That website is killing me. Now I want the boots too.

    sam – Wow, that’s amazing, I didn’t know you could do that with pinterest!!!!

    rosie – Check! Thank you!

    Shewrites – Beautiful.

    susan – Check! Thank you!

    Madam restora – Check! Thank you! But….are you quite sure about the shoes?

  25. Sister Wolf says:

    What a great deal to have a panel of fashion advisers at one’s fingertips! Fantastic.

    I never could have figured this out but now I have so many options. Yay for you! xoxo

  26. Dana says:

    Giant black hoody sweatshirt

  27. steph nelsen says:

    hm grey vneck tee from the mens section – great skirt

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