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Style Inspiration: The Maxi Skirt & Sweater Combo

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1THERE IS SOMETHING SO ROMANTIC about the pairing of a flowing maxi skirt with a sweater. Whether it is the fact that the eye is instantly drawn to the waist; the leg-lengthening effect of the maxi skirt; or the wonderful contrast created by the juxtaposition of an impossibly delicate tulle skirt with a cable-knit sweater, it is an ensemble that remains chic and elegant while bringing a breath of fresh air to a look.
2 Cashmere becomes instantly elevated when worn under a pleated skirt, while a chunky wool sweater works perfectly when layered on top. The key is playing with textures and proportions to strike the perfect skirt-to-sweater balance that remains feminine. The colour combinations are limitless, since one can opt for soft nude and pink hues, and accordingly, textures like cashmere, crepe and tulle, or create a monochrome ensemble by incorporating black. During the transition from winter to spring and back again, the maxi skirt looks just as good with stiletto heels as it does with a pair of sneakers or Chelsea boots. Regardless of how you choose to combine both items, the result will always be stares and admiration as the billowy train of the baby pink chiffon skirt leaves the room a moment after you, reminiscent of a gust of wind moving from one cherry blossom tree to the next. —Victoria3 4 5 6 7 7a 1 – Miu Miu Cropped Cashmere Sweater, 2 – Alice + Olivia maxi skirt, 3 – Burberry Luminising Powder, Tom Ford Lip Color in Vanilla Suede, Crème de la Mer, 4 – Hanky Panky soft-cup triangle bra, 5 – Sophie Bille Brahe Gold Pearl Cuff, 6 – M2Malletier Amor Fati shoulder bag, 7 – Gianvito Rossi Strappy Leather Pumps, 8 – Byredo La Tulipe Eau de Parfum8 9 10 11 12 1314Images: 1, 9 – Liebelein-Will, 2 – Le21eme, 3 – The Mysterious Girl, 4, 8, 16 – The Lane, 5 – Pinterest, 6 – Pinterest, 7 – Pinterest, 10 – Overthinking, 11 – Fashionbase, 12 – Pinterest, 13 – Pixshark, 14 – Lunatikka, 15 – Rebecca Bree, 17 – Just-Coco, 18 – Bittersweet-Vogue.

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Victoria | Contributor, London
Fashion Contributor, London

Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.
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