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It’s time for another Style Series, and today I’m half excited and half surprised to share that I’m featuring a wrap skirt. I know trends come and go and repeat and go, but for some reason I’m still slightly surprised the 90’s revival is still going so strong. This wrap skirt (and the top actually), was found at Aritzia during their big sale a few weeks ago and was perfect for a weekend in the city where I had a meeting and attended a Billy Joel concert (so good!).
The only downside to this skirt - and it’s probably due to the fact that it’s a linen blend - is that it wrinkles easily. I’d just finished up breakfast in this pic and clearly the wrinkles were in full effect. That aside, I love how breezy and lightweight it is, how it flows, and how feminine I feel in it. While this particular one is sold out, I found a few I like here on sale for $150, under $50 here, and on sale for $15 here.
I paired the skirt with a pale pink crop top, and I loved this color combo. I really like pairing cropped or tight knit tops with billowy bottoms; it just feels a little more pulled together to me. While this particular top is sold out, this is a great option for $12, a steal at $6, and here’s a baller status crop, if it’s in the budget.
For the bag, I used this straw bag I got in Thailand last summer. I know bags with these handles are really in right now, but I like to be hands-free, especially in the city. Here’s a great option under $100, and this one is on sale for $35 down from $180!
For the shoes, I wore these slides I bought last winter. The first time I wore them, I found them supremely uncomfortable and got the worst blisters ever, but I was persistent because they were not cheap and everyone I knew who had a pair said they were the most comfortable sandal ever. This was the third time I wore them and while I didn’t get blisters this time around, and while they did feel slightly more comfortable, they’re still not my go-to sandal. That said, I’m going to keep at it because I think maybe they just need to be broken in. Either way, some good budget options are: these under $50, Steven Greece at under $60, oh and I want to put these in here even though they’re not the most budget friendly - they are GORGEOUS.
We’re heading to some sunny venues for yoga retreats this fall, so I’m trying to nail down my go-to pieces before travel begins. If you have any tips or suggestions for your favorite light summer styles or comfortable sandals to walk the streets of Italy in, let me know in the comments!