[outfit post] Skirt Bloggers Wear

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Me, working that “fashion blogger pose.”

I am not a fashion blogger.  Obviously.  (See my lazy-day, “The Girl Can’t Help It” post for proof.)  However, I have recently discovered the secret to appearing just like one.

Own a leather skater skirt.

According to the Tumblog S**t Bloggers Wear (pardon my French), which has made it a mission to point out common fashion items that bloggers, well, wearevery fashion blogger on the planet owns at least one of these faux-leather skater-minis, usually in black but occasionally in another “fashion” hue such as sable or oxblood (brown and red, for the uninitiated).

Don’t believe me?  Check out this Pinterest board.

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Screenshot for your convenience.  Also, in case you were wondering, I do own the other blogger (and Taylor Swift) staple featured here: a striped, bateau-neck  3/4th-sleeve top.

Seeing as I am not a fashion blogger, I had to wonder at the psychology behind why female fashion bloggers (and blogger wannabes) crave this skirt as a closet staple.  To get the answer, I asked the only fashion blogger who would speak to me, my friend Arra Abella of Style Reader.

Her response.  “Uhm…it’s easy to match with things?”

I would have to agree.  Despite the “unconventional” fabric (leather traditionally is associated with more figure-hugging silhouettes), a leather skater is a relatively blank canvas.  Plus, being faux-leather (ergo probably vinyl or polyurethane), it has give, which is very forgiving when you have a less-than-fashion-blogger-skinny body.

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Baseball tee: UA&P Merchandising Committee
Skirt: Topshop (which is probably where a lot of those bloggers got it)
Boots: Forever 21
Lipstick: Maybelline + Labels Manila (Wet n’ Wild)

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I call this “The Ariana Grande.”  Because hair.  Also, Helen is judging me.

Today’s look with this skirt was inspired by the cheerleader I’ll never be + Lady Gaga from Todrick Hall’s Pop Star High. The t-shirt is one of the first releases of UA&P Merch Comm, established when my batch took it over.  I love the baseball silhouette because it both emphasizes and softens my broad shoulders.  Tucked in, it also blouson-s out just right to give the illusion of a narrower waist.

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 Goth cheerleader reppin’!

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Because skater skirts are so versatile, I can easily go into lazy mode by shifting out my platform boots for slouchy sneaks.  The only real downside of this look, really, is that I can’t wear it every day. :))

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I’m finally a fashion blogger!  YAY!

~ARoamingTsinay~

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