If you’ve spent any time around my Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I wear a lot of dresses. I just love a dress. It’s so easy to wear + simple tp put on. Recently though, I have gotten pretty into skirts. Unfortunately for my body type, it is hard to find skirts that don’t make me look too hippy. In a dream world, I would often wear a poofy black tulle skirt, but alas, that is a ways away in my fitness journey. However, we are lucky to live in a world that no matter what your body looks like, there is a skirt out there for you!
Last year, I found an amazing black tulle skirt. It was a little more body-hugging in the lining but the tool overlay is covered in velvety polka dots which give it a fun look. I have typically worn it with this particular pink sweater. But recently, I have been inspired to expand my wardrobe a bit more. Dresses are pretty one-dimensional in how you can style them – aside from accessories – so, I wanted to get a bit more creative + versatile with my separates. This weekend, I decided to style this black tulle skirt three different ways + it was a blast! Because I got this skirt last year, it is no longer for sale, however, I have linked a few similar ones (like this Banana Republic black tulle skirt) on my LIKE to KNOW it.
Style #1: Black Tulle Skirt + Embellished Top
The first new way I styled this skirt was with an embellished top. I love the look of this pearl t-shirt sweater. It fits tight enough on your body that you can see your shape. It also has a little bit of interesting detail to it with the pearls but it doesn’t overpower on conflict with the skirt. I enjoy the symmetry of pearls with the polka dots in the skirt. Typically, I would blouse the shirt out a little but I don’t feel the need in this look. I’ve linked a few other embellished tops that I think would look great with a tulle skirt. If you don’t have the dots on your skirt like mine, you can go even crazier with the embellishments. I’ve linked a bunch of skirts here.
Because the shirt has so much detail, I didn’t add much jewelry, just a ring + a beaded bracelet I got from Thistle Farms. Mine is a different color than this set, I wore one by itself but often wear all three. You can get bracelets that look like them in many places, but these are made by Nepalese women in the Himalayas. Purchasing them from Thistle Farms allows you to help these women make an honest income to support their families.
Style #2: Black Tulle Skirt + Flannel Shirt
I’ve been seeing this look on Pinterest for years. I received the flannel shirt pictured as a part of being in a wedding this weekend. It is super cozy. I love the mix of fancy + earthy that this outfit has going for it. The casual-formalness of it is a real vibe. I honestly felt amazing in this look. Because the shirt is a bit oversized (as all good flannels should be) I was able to tie it at the waist. While you can tuck in a shirt the same way you do a sweater, I like the way it looks tied. It accentuates my thinnest part + isn’t something I normally do. I can’t get away with that when I wear pants or shorts, but with a skirt, it totally works. This shirt was obviously custom made (I kind of like the monogram detail instead of a pocket I wouldn’t use) this one from Old Navy is great – it comes in plus + straight sizes!
While I didn’t wear it for this picture, I would typically pair this look with a statement beaded necklace. Something like chunky pearls or beads. I really like these. I wore my signature ring again but skipped the bracelet and earrings. Since I started rocking bangs, I feel like there is a lot going on in my head so I don’t wear earrings as much.
Style #3: Black Tulle Skirt + Cropped Sweater
For an extra wintery look, pair your black tulle skirt with a cropped sweater. I’m not typically a fan of cropped looks (the same reason as tied shirts above) but again, with a skirt it works. To make this look good, your skirt needs to be high-waisted as mine is. I chose a white sweater for simplicity’s sake. The pattern of the knit design brings a lot to the table visually so I didn’t want to add another layer with color. However, you may love a bolder look (or not have polka dots holding you back) so the color could add something great to your outfit. You could also choose a thinner knit sweater which would give you a little more flexibility in other outfit elements.
Because my sweater is so detailed, I wear a lot of jewelry. However, if I were choosing a simpler sweater, I would have worn a statement pendant or chunky earrings. Check some of my favorites out here.
Do you have another way you like to style a tulle skirt? Let me know in the comments or over on Instagram!