Do you need some tips to transition to spring? Try a Flippy Skirt, here’s how to style the look

Transition to spring with a flippy shirt

As the days are longer, sometimes you crave a hemline that’s shorter. Try a flippy skirt!

What to wear now? Yes, unfortunately, it’s that confusing time of year again…

Transitional weather is here and with it comes an often confusing sartorial time no longer with a few simple tricks we’ve got up our sleeves for you. We’ve rounded up a few snaps of amazing ladies sporting a new way to think about wearing lighter dresses and flippy skirts early in the season.

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The looks from English model + fashion favorite Portia Freeman to the amazing Paris street style ladies all make the styling compelling, and not too early too.

Portia Freeman snapped at the Just Cavalli F/W '13 show Portia Freeman snapped at the Just Cavalli F/W ’13 show

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Let’s start with Portia…  by pairing her dusty green spring/summer ready chiffon frock with black tights that give the look a sense of the now. Plus, black tights also work to add a tougher element to an otherwise ultra-girly, retro minded dress. And throw on a cropped military inspired cardigan like above, and you’ve got a look that screams versatility with a cool hand.

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Here, it works because of her dress’ print free fabrication and abbreviated hem paired with a precious, feminine elegance. Hi/lo, hard/soft, masculine/feminine -with one weather ready element, Freeman was able to cleverly & stylishly check off those long running fashion formulas with one swell swoop.

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Paris Street Style Snap
Paris Street Style Snap

You can also lighten the load of dark colors by pairing a T-shirt and bright bag for a more springy feel. How adorable are the gold button booties?

Paris Street Style Snap
Paris Street Style Snap

Not quite in the mood for black tights? No problem. Add a black motorcycle jacket to balance the seasons… so cute, like old school 80s downtown NY club cool.

Here’s how to bring some flippy skirt magic into your wardrobe:

  • Go for extra dark hosiery options and stick to sold or muted print dresses
  • You will look slimmer & taller instantly by keeping the look tonal
  • Pull out ageless options as this isn’t about a trend but rather a lesson in mastering smart style
  • As goes for many a look, keep the elements simple to get the most effective results

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>> Get inspired- take a closer look at the flippy skirt ladies:

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Photos: Courtesy of Just Cavalli and Paris Street Style by France J Davison

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