Lilac Pink Skirt and Chelsea Boots

I took a little artistic license and am wearing a lilac pink flouncy skirt that feels like a tulle skirt to me.  I find it hard to style, so I played with Angie’s first tulle skirt outfit formula here:

Outfit 1
Knitted top: Soft rose brown thin cashmere wrap sweater, tucked
Tulle skirt: Diagonal ruffle lilac pink skirt
tailored boots: Pewter Chelsea boots
Moto jacket:I think I need a pewter or silver sheen moto!
Accessories: lilac and magenta scarf, magenta leather cuff bracelet, silver bag with chain strap

Outfit 2
Knitted top: lilac tee tucked
Tulle skirt: Diagonal ruffle lilac pink skirt
tailored boots: gray snakeskin Chelsea boots
Moto jacket: Chanel style flecked white and gray woven moto with dark zippers (too long?) or med gray suede 
Accessories: Gunmetal bracelet, hematite necklace and lilac and gunmetal earrings

Inspiration in last pic. 
Comments and suggestions welcome as always. 

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  • Stagiaire Fash replied 2 years ago

    That skirt absolutely has the same feeling! Love the color play in #1 & the shape of the jacket in #2. Well done!

  • Cardiff girl replied 2 years ago

    What a lovely skirt and in such a beautiful colour.l agree that you have definitely captured the tulle skirt vibe despite not having a tulle skirt.

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    SOOOO FUN! Pretty, romantic, alluring, plus a bit of tough. Very you!

    #3 and #4 are my KILLER faves! Do you have white boots - I think so! They would work well too. 

  • slim cat replied 2 years ago

    Pretty looks - all fab! Love the pic#2-3 - very light, soft contrast, great play on different textures. 

  • Star replied 2 years ago

    Love these!   1 and 4 are my favorites with the more contrast-y top.  Have you tried your lilac combat boots?  They may work too.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 2 years ago

    These are all great outfits--nicely done! I especially like the second one; that jacket is stunning on you and looks fab with the skirt. Does the jacket in 3 go with the outfit in 1, say, if you needed a topper?

  • cat2 replied 2 years ago

    All great mixes.

  • CarolS replied 2 years ago

    All very pretty mixes. I love your off the shoulder sweater.

    Have you tried your lilac combat boots with this skirt?

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    Fun! Flirty! :)

  • Lana replied 2 years ago

    Thank you SF, CG, slimcat, Rachylou , Cat2!

    Angie, I have some pearl gray combat boots and some bone suede wedge booties, snakeskin booties, plus knee high bone boots which I’ve never worn. I have a lot of boots! LOL. Will put them in finds below.  They would probably all work to add light. 

    Carol and Star, I have not tried this with my lilac combat boots. Duh, how did I miss that? I think I definitely look better with some value contrast.  Thank you for reminding me, more playing to do. 

    Sharan, that would definitely work and I could switch to white boots as Angie suggested.  You all are giving me more ideas, thank you.  

  • missvee replied 2 years ago

    I love how you’ve taken the inspiration photo and created excellent outfits that are unique to your own style. Have you tried the pewter Chelsea boots from outfit #1 with outfit #2? I think they would add a bit of shine as a counterpoint to the tweed jacket. Maybe a silver bracelet too instead of the gunmetal?

  • Lana replied 2 years ago

    Thanks Missvee, I’ll try that!  Pewter or light gray would work really well here and adding a silver bracelet is a good idea with the pewter boots. All of the sudden I have more options with this skirt. 

  • cat2 replied 2 years ago

    I am suddenly feeling better about my own rather substantial boot collection…. Maybe the pearl grey wedge boots with the tweed jacket?

  • Lana replied 2 years ago

    Cat2, And I still want more boots.  Hahahahah
    Those would be the best I think too.  Better than the original snakeskin. 

  • Jaime replied 2 years ago

    I especially like it with the darker jacket but the lighter jacket and lighter boots sounds great too. Definitely caught the tulle skirt vibe without the tulle skirt!

  • Zaeobi replied 2 years ago

    That's a beautiful skirt - what a breezily flattering shape, with the romantic flounces!

    I like the off the shoulder jumper too - a cross between a bardot & wrap neckline? That sort of medium taupe/ mole brown colour suits you well :)

  • Brooklyn replied 2 years ago

    I LOVE these! And I love it that the boots are almost flat. Modern.

    Why do you find the skirt hard to style? Is it the frill or the split or both? (Or something else?) I ask because I have a skirt with a similar shape. I love love love the colour and pattern but something about the silhouette (which is similar to yours) feels difficult.

  • Lana replied 2 years ago

    Brooklyn,your skirt is so pretty! I feel like mine is really girly especially with a ruffle plus the lilac pink color. The fabric is soft and chiffon like so feels dressy. I feel like I need some other dressy element to connect it to the outfit but my lifestyle is very casual. I don’t wear pumps or strappy heels. I think with a feminine top I can add some masculine or casual elements like boots and a moto. When Angie said wear heels or tailored boots a lightbulb went off in my brain.

    Thank you Jaime and Zaeobi! I love the mole color — it’s a perfect cool brown.

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Beautiful skirt and I think you styled it so successfully here. I understand why it might be difficult. I had a pair of lilac culottes -- not even as dressy as this skirt -- but they always felt hard to style because they seemed too "girly" for me. 

  • Lana replied 2 years ago

    Suz, I have a pair of lilac jeans and have never been able to wear them without feeling uncomfortable.  Maybe I’m just not a colored jeans person. 

  • kkards replied 2 years ago

    is it even possible to own to many boots, (asking for a friend)
    i really like all of them, but i'm especially taken with the scarf in #1, which looks to be a perfect color match 
    i'm a simple dresser, (and quite boring)--i'd wear the tall creamy white boots, with a creamy white sweater and the scarf worn as a shawl 

  • Lana replied 2 years ago

    KK that sounds gorgeous!  I’ll try it next time it’s cold enough. (Adds outfit to Stylebook). I tend to not wear much pattern — just in scarves and tops occasionally but they are subdued.  

  • Debbie replied 2 years ago

    All of these outfits are great. You have given me some ideas that I am going to try and play with tomorrow. I love your skirt!

  • Jonesy replied 2 years ago

    All of these work well; my fave is #4 because of the pleasing contrast between the skirt and jacket, plus I love that mole color :).

  • RobinF replied 2 years ago

    Such a pretty skirt and lots of good ideas here! Your boot collection is fabulous! I love boots but always feel guilty buying more but they are essential right?

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