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Unzipped: How to.. Keep it under wraps


My goal the past couple of weeks has been to find a way to dress for this sweltering heat wave that’s been hitting the East. I mean honestly.. what’s a girl to do? So while I chill out in the confines of my apartment, I’ve decided to continue perusing my favorite sites for quick end of Summer grabs, and I’ve begun paying closer attention to Pre-fall finds for months ahead. While daydreaming of cooler days, I began to stumble upon wrap dresses and skirts that are worth braving the temperature spike.. if only just for a bit.

Just in time to add to my collection of transitional faves, Diane Von Furstenburg scored once again with a collection of signature wrap pieces to add to my Pre-fall stash. While staying true to her iconic shapes, we were also introduced to a few hip hugging skirts that I’m particularly excited about. So with a truly feminine collection covered in linear and geometric prints all while maintaining a silky ease and effortlessness.. it was love at first sight. Other notable wrap queen, Isabel Marant, released an array of expertly belted separates in rather orb-like planetary prints. But this also included some unique midi wrap skirt picks styled with boldly colored, knee length boots that can’t help but remind me of Molly Ringwald, The Breakfast Club edition.. in a good way of course.

From a shopper’s perspective, there’s no ignoring that Summer is still very real. So I’m still quite partial to sunny brights, like sale picks from Paper London and Marni that can easily be dressed up or down with silky tanks or structured crops. Equally chic printed options are also available courtesy of Madewell and Dodo Bar Or which are a great match for pearly white sneaks. And if you’re anything like me, we can agree that no matter the weather, you can make room for leather. In this case, Vetements is here to fulfill your darkest desires with a black midi skirt that street style addicts are sure to devour. Need I say more?

Even though I’m confident that a ten degree drop in temperature would make life just a bit more comfortable, I’m quite grateful for the Summer sun. It’s a true mood booster and definitely inspires a more adventurous spirit. So I’ll try my best to embrace my ever present, dewy glow and break out a new wrap skirt or two.. or three.

Brands: MSGM Color-block Felt Wrap Mini Skirt, Vetements Wrap-Effect Leather Pencil Skirt, Madewell Portside Mini Skirt, Sacai Belted Cotton-Garbadine Skirt, Chloé Pleated Cady Wrap Maxi Skirt, Dodo Bar Or Tasseled Printed Silk Wrap Mini Skirt, By Malene Birger Diva Fringed Bouclé Midi Skirt, Marni Pleated Crepe & Satin Wrap Skirt, Paper London Bonpont Wrap-Effect Striped Gazar Skirt

By Ariel Serano

Tags: pre-fall / retail / sale / Shopping / summer / trend / wrap skirts

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