What Does Your Skirt Say About You? Part 3 - Darn Good Yarn

What Does Your Skirt Say About You? Part 3

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 and see what your skirt says to a complete and total stranger!

This is Part 3, and today we’ll be taking a look at four lovely ladies. Let’s get started!

Woman sitting in a golf cart wearing a blue and yellow mini wrap skirt and a lavender polo.
Kemesha, looking incredible as always, from @kemesha_sha_sha

Color: This shade of blue is a calm and vibrant hue of thought, while the golden-beige adds in a grounded, neutral quality. The pink band on top adds a little flair of sociability, too! This color scheme says ‘Think before you speak, but speak well and share it!’

Texture & Pattern: The puzzle-like geometric tiles that make up this pattern have a sturdy, tinkering quality to them, which matches the color signals perfectly.

Fit: The fit of this skirt is modest, but flirty! It brings together the balance of youth and respectfulness.

Ensemble: Altogether, the lavender shirt, nails, and gloves bring a gentle mysticism to the entire look. While blue represents knowledge, purple represents pushing out into the unknown. Together, this look sparkles with capable knowledge, and humility to learn even more!

Woman wearing an orange bohemian maxi skirt, walking down a path in the autumn leaves.
Oh la la! @kittehinfurs

Color: Orange represents self confidence, social confidence, and self care. This skirt explores the shades of each of those things! The stripes of red lend themselves to ambition, and deep blue toward loyalty, as well.

Texture & Pattern: This skirt explores direction, repetition and organic shapes. In every orange, through the light and dark, patterned and plain, this skirt says ‘You have to make room for you!’

Fit: The fit of this skirt has a maternal quality to it, paired with the warmness of the colors. The wrapped tiers and just-above-the-ankle hem signal all of the compassion and elbow grease of motherhood, but still playful and fresh.

Ensemble: Paired with the professional black top and grounded brown shoes and fur, this outfit as a whole tells a story about balancing career, family, and self. The stripe of loyal blue says ‘No matter what’s going on with all of these things, I’ll always make time for the ones who matter.’

Woman in a bright aqua blue, magenta, and sunset yellow mini skirt with a white top, holding flowers and surrounded by plants.
The ocean-loving McKenna of @mckennaboone

Color:  This aqua color brings together the joy of yellow and the mental element of blue. In this shade, it says ‘I find peace and joy in mental freedom’. The yellows and pinks at the hem support this, with a touch of joy and sociability. Together, are ready for a beach picnic!

Texture & Pattern:  This rounded, swirling paisley pattern suggests the intricacy of living, the many ideas and tasks mixing together in a never ending flow. Paired with the color, it’s an exciting pattern of inspiration and fresh air!

Fit: This mini-wrap fit says not to take today too seriously. It’s time for an adventure of imagination! (And the dishes can wait until tomorrow.)

Ensemble: The white and cream top, sneakers, and cardigan paired with this skirt bring a fresh-start feeling to the look! This outfit is 100% adventure-ready, to find the perfect feeling in an unsuspected place… perhaps even somewhere you thought you’d looked before!

Woman in a burnt orange top and a teal silk sari skirt, kneeling down and playing in the leaves.
The amazing eco-model Katherine of @otralora

Color:  Teal! Curiouser and curiouser! This greenish-blue says to explore, and to delight the mind with new sensations! Rustle in the leaves, jump from rock to rock, feel the wind… and that red ribbon signals ambition, which certainly shouldn’t hurt, either!

Texture & Pattern: The pattern of this skirt is simple, while color displays emotion and pattern tells the form it takes, this skirt has a couple of stripes that say direction, and a small floral at the waist to set a positive intention for the day.

Fit: The fit of this piece is perfect for allowing lots of movement, and that might be the only important part for this one! It’s long enough to cover, and short enough not to get caught up: check yes!

Ensemble: Paired with the self-confident orange top, red nails, and simple jewelry, this look says ‘Get in the car, we’re gonna _______.’ This outfit as a whole says pit stops, spur of the moment, new local haunts, friends from strangers, and passport stamps. (In other words, Sagittarius. At least as a moon sign?)

That's all for this round! Part Four 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.