If you’ve been reading the Stylist Quo for any time at all, you surely know just how obsessed I am with slits in general. Skirts, dresses, Angelina, not-Angelina, it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that you get to show a little leg and I get to reference Angelina’s leg-bomb each time, even though I’m fully aware that she has nothing to do with it whatsoever.
The thing is, slits are understandably hard to wear in the fall or winter, or any time when baring leg–a singular leg or more–is frown-upon. So I decided to play around with a fall and winter split maxi skirt look today while I ran some errands. It totally worked for me.
I kept forgetting I was baring a bit of thigh, but every time I passed a mirror, I was so pleasantly reminded. With the patterned tights, you’re modest enough, but there’s still a sexiness there that’s undeniable.
How to wear a split maxi skirt in the fall or winter? Remember your balance. Unless it’s a formal or cocktail event, wear colored or patterned tights (no 90s-inspired shiny nude Hooters-waitress “pantyhose”, please), and balance the show of the leg with what shoes you wear and what you wear on top.
I styled this look with a pair of flat, knee-high brown leather boots to cut down on the amount of leg shown and to keep most of me warm. I wore my favorite pair of lace patterned tights to cover up a bit, add some texture, and, again, keep most of my exposed bits warm. A simple white v-neck tied at the side was classic enough to balance out the trendier parts of the rest of the look. The split maxi is my favorite purchase in the last several months–a great, yet cheap, buy from ASOS. To finish, a light trench coat to mirror the gloomy, slightly wet weather outside. I added a chunky gold cuff for a bit of fun.
Would you wear a deep slit in the fall or winter?
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