Such a basic and normal thing in the history of the skirt, slits are basically there to let the garment stick to a certain desired silhouette (like a pencil skirt) while still allowing you to walk without a waddle. There are so many forms of the slit-- typically small back slits or lately the resurrgence of the double side slits from the front. Today is all about the side slit though...A REALLY HUGE SIDE SLIT ON A PENCIL SKIRT.
Nasty Gal ASOS
(I DREAM of this sequin one on the regular)
I think the key to remember with this oncoming trend is the exact placement of this slit. Slits were cool in the 90's but from what I can recall kept themselves pretty glued to the side seams. This update is more complicated...to the side but more on the front of the leg.
So, on Tuesday I finally dragged my lump of a body out of the house after the negative degree weather had passed and took a trip with my roommate to Village Discount, a thrift store close by. In the skirt section I was surrounded by black velvet and quickly spotted a small pencil skirt. Before examining I was already contemplating how I could (with my less than stellar sewing skills) add in a trendy lil side slit to the skirt. LUCKY FOR ME it already had one!
How can you beat a $2 thrift?
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T WEAR SNEAKERS & SKIRTS?
(PROBABLY MY MOM)
I will say...styling something velvet in a casual manner is more of a challenge than, oh I don't know, ANYTHING ELSE.
I like the idea of the loose t-shirt or crop top and the slit pencil skirt but with velvet you must have the perfect partner and I fear my closet has not shown me a match...for now I will keep soul searching!