What Does Your Skirt Say About You? Part 5 - Darn Good Yarn

What Does Your Skirt Say About You? Part 5

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

Woman lounging on a sectional couch wearing an earthy brown, green, and beige bohemian wrap skirt with a denim button down.
Giving us fantastic vibes with @thesmithcountry

Color: This mix of beiges and greens symbolizes light-hearted grounding, feeling, and health. This is the sort of health that brings a friend for a barefoot walk when they’re feeling down, or really stops to smell the summer air while sitting near a pond.

Texture & Pattern: The horizontal grid of leaves in this piece is a mix between mental clarity, and relaxation. They say, ‘This is where we are. Everything is made up of these simple, stable building blocks.’ 

Fit: The fit of this skirt is perfect for an indoor-outdoor day. It hits just right as to say, ‘I’m intending to go for an unplanned walk at some point, but I’ll dress for the other things I did plan to do, too.’

Ensemble: Altogether, with the denim button down and brightly colored tassels, this look has a very windy-earthen feel. It fits perfectly for some wonderful alone time, and the occasional visit with one of a few carefully chosen friends.

Woman standing on the sidewalk wearing a blue, magenta, and yellow patterned mini skirt and a black tank top.
What a glam look from Shivranjani of@thevagabondwayfarer

Color: This shade of blue represents thinking softly, as an open sort of pondering. The magenta and orange in the hidden layer suggest socializing and confidence, the party and the reward after the day is done!

Texture & Pattern: This checkerboard pattern signals a little bit of this and that, and the phase of indecision in brainstorming, or juggling different motivations on the way to a bigger, bolder life!

Fit: The fit of this skirt is modestly feminine, and adds a bit of seriousness to the colors and pattern. The feeling of it says, ‘I’m on my way, working toward the long term, and making choices in the meantime.’

Ensemble: Altogether, with the black top and white shoes, this outfit takes on a tone of new horizons, of self-discovery, and carefully tinkering with ideas between the guardrails of the traditional black and white!

Woman standing in a lush green yard wearing a full length green, pink, and yellow maxi skirt and a florescent hot pink tank top.
Nobody knows how to look as fresh as Nicole from @wanderernicole

Color: This green is an eco-lime mix, representing energy and balanced healing! Overlaid with pops of yellow for happiness and inspiration, and pink for socializing, this outfit echoes the heart chakra palette with a jolt of excitement! The maroon at the bottom adds a touch of grounding to this piece, and gives it a sense of empowerment, too.

Texture & Pattern: These flowery cross-over polkadots say ‘Yes!’ Yes to new things, yes to letting yourself feel, yes to opening up to people, and yes to living your life to the fullest!

Fit: The fit of this skirt has a flow to it that suggests improvisation, femininity, and wit. Paired with the colors, it is an intensely creative look!

Ensemble: Altogether, this outfit suggests being great with people, making people laugh, and having enough heart to care for not just yourself, family, and friends, but their families and friends, too!

Woman wearing a statement-piece red and green sari skirt with a white tank top, and a red lip.
This look is e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. from@wiser_girls

Color: This bold red to green gradient represents ambition and health, or, the transition between more and enough. The magenta brings in a social, almost mystical element, while the yellow represents contentment.

Texture & Pattern: This pattern is very structured, and even feels like a management or human resources type of role. The symmetrical grid suggests data collection, while the plain tier of magenta grounds the pattern with plain sociability.

Fit: This fun and flirty fit is perfect for an office-to-evening transition, and balances the flowery, feminine flow with a modest mid-length sense of professionalism.

Ensemble: Altogether, the white top, nails, and silver jewelry around this skirt give it plenty of room to be the all-star conversation piece. The red lip is the perfect pop of color to balance out this passionate and feisty look! This outfit as a whole is right on the brink of extraordinarily daring, without overdoing it. Pushing the limits is a lifestyle!

That wraps up our series of wrap skirt personalities! Thank you all for your gorgeous photo submissions!

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.