Five graphic design icons of skirts in different colors, patterns, and hems, with a speech bubble coming from one of them.

What Does Your Skirt Say About You? Part 1

Written by Michaela MacBlake Matthews

Welcome to What Does Your Skirt Say About You, where I (Mac) am going to take a look at your outfit submissions with our sari wrap skirts, and put my inner-carnie to the test to pull color theory, the elemental energies, and the principles of design together to see what your skirt says to a complete and total stranger!


This is Part 1, and today we’ll be taking a look at four lovely ladies. Let’s get started!

Woman wearing a pink sari wrap skirt with a black long sleeve shirt
The stunning Alondrea Love Jarvis of @alondrealove

Color: This shade of pink has a grounded sense of feminine playfulness! It is joyful and approachable, while still keeping an air of wisdom by taking on a more subdued, dusty rose tone.

Texture & Pattern: The delicate embroidery print in this skirt reflects the ability to take your time, and find beauty in the little things.

Fit: The fit of this skirt is sleek and straight from the waist, which gives a clean look to the color and pattern.

Ensemble: Altogether, this skirt says ‘Refined, but with a sense of softness and whimsy’. Paired with the form fitting black lines and metallic accents, this outfit portrays a woman who is diligent and trustworthy in a formal setting, while still knowing why she works, and how to make time for play and self care when the work is done!

Woman wearing a red-orange wrap skirt with a white tank top.
The world-traveler Bela Oliveira 🇧🇷🇺🇸 of @belas_travel_photography

Color: The smashing red-orange of this skirt doesn’t just say self-confidence, it emplores it! The red in the color is assertive, while the yellow represents joy. Together, this skirt says ‘You have to be who you are, so just go for it!’

Texture & Pattern: The brown and multicolored edging on this conversation piece is like the unfolding complexities and intelligence of the person beyond the first impression, while the white flecks resemble the shining moments along the way.

Fit: Like the color, the fit of this skirt says ‘do what works for you’. It matches comfort with style in the just right balance to take on the world!

Ensemble: Altogether, the simple white top and the pop or turquoise in this outfit say that the wearer is ready to explore, and will rise to any challenge along the way! Go get em!

 

Woman wearing green mini wrap skirt with a baby pink t-shirt.
The immaculate Cassia DeMayo of @casdemayo

Color: The springy lime green of this skirt represents liveliness, health, and vitality! Paired with the pink and white paisley, this color scheme take on a tone of health, innocence, purity, and caring. (Green and pink are also the colors of the heart chakra!)

Texture & Pattern: The delicate details in this piece are laid out in color blocks, which signals an ability to multitask, especially with empathy. We have this set of details here, and those over there, each working together for the bigger picture!

Fit: This midi-mini fit with an asymmetrical wrap says that the wearer is not afraid to mix things up from time to time and have some fun!

Ensemble: Altogether, this outfit brings together the look of a caring, engaging woman, with the grounding color (brown) at her feet, and a pop of social fuschia on her lips! This look says family, fun, and talkative~ and quite possibly all at once, too!

Woman in a yoga pose standing on one leg, wearing a white tank top and a beige-brown patterned sari wrap skirt with neon trimming.
The ultra-athletic Cassandra Justine of @cassonearth

Color: Brown-beige with a slightly yellow-green tint says grounding and diligence, while leaning toward health and happiness. The neon strip at the bottom speaks for a pop of improv in a world of teaching and learning!

Texture & Pattern: The geometric triangular design of this skirt signals a sense of structure and movement. Once again, this feels like a studious personality!

Fit: The fit of this piece allows for full movement… And that’s important to this woman,obviously.The less obvious part, is that paired with the structural cues of the color and pattern, this fit says ‘freedom via knowledge’.

Ensemble: Altogether, with the simple white top and the sacred geometry tattoos, this look says ‘I know what I know’ and possibly, ‘yoga teacher with a heavy virgo placement’. (Just a guess!)

That's all for this round! Part Two is coming soon...

Meet the Author

Close up of the author, Michaela Matthews wearing red lipstick and a poofy red scarf with white flower arrangement in background.

"Mac" is on the Lifestyle Team here at Darn Good Yarn, and loves taking a ‘teach a man to fish’ approach to creative therapy. She is certified in neuro-linguistic programming, and is also the surreal artist and author behind Surrealismac.