30 April 2012

Bringing Back the Skort

Image Source: Zara Lookbook (By the way, how stunning is that model??)

It's being predicted that this coming summer will be the season of the short. Girls are reinterpreting shorts in fresh ways; in lace, leather, tweed, and neons-- even short suits. I came across this image in the Zara lookbook the other day, and I got all excited inside! Really, what better time for the skort to make its way back onto the scene than now? Think about it. Sporty is in.

When I was a kid, I loved skorts! They gifted me the freedom to ride my bike, go on the swings, and jump rope all while maintaining a measure of modesty. When I wore a skort, I felt sporty, but I still felt like a girl. I don't think the rest of the world is on board yet, considering that nearly every online shopping site I searched "skort" on immediately corrected my search term to "skirt." But I did find a few in addition to my Zara inspiration-- a draped pocketed version on sale, a little scalloped lace number, an elegantly-wrapped taffeta take on the trend, and a stylish, structured edition by Tibi. 

So, I never thought I'd say this, but I want to bring back the skort. Who's with me? :)