Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to style the Lela Skirt. This skirt is so versatile and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. I first designed this skirt four years ago at the height of summer to be a comfortable garment that was easy to sew and a little more dressed up than shorts. The style definitely lends itself to warmer or transitional months. I prefer to wear my Lela Skirt in a way that shows off the waistband and creates a bit of shaping at the waist. Read on for my top six favorite ways to wear it.
Styling No. 1 My number one way is (of course) with a Lou Box Top tucked in. I love these two comfy garments together and with the top tucked in, it creates a bit of definition at the waist. (Hot tip! You can buy these two patterns together as a bundle for a discounting price of $20.)
Styling No. 2 For a little slimmer look, you can pair your Lela Skirt with a classic t-shirt like the one I’m wearing here. (This is the Lark Tee by Grainline Studio. You can learn more about it in this video post.) Again, I’m a big fan of the casual tuck.
Styling No. 4 For a little more dressed up look, you can pair the Lela Skirt with a woven top. It works great with a structured cropped top like I’m in the photo or even woven top that’s made out of lightweight, drapey fabric that can be tucked in. Here I’m wearing view A of the skirt with a very old me-made (I used Simplicity 2599 which is now out of print).
Styling No. 5 One of my favorite garments ever is a chambray button up. It’s a classic layering piece for me. To show off the waistband of the skirt, I like to roll up the hem at the back and tie the tails of the front in a knot. It’s pretty casual but still put-together and thoughtful. Here I’m wearing View B of the Lela Skirt and a RTW top.
Styling No. 6 The Lela Skirt also works great as a swim cover up. It’s super easy to just throw on over your swimsuit on your way to the beach or pool. Here I’m wearing view A of the Lela Skirt with the Reno swim top by Seamwork.
I hope that you found this post helpful. Make sure to check out the rest of the posts in the Lela Skirt Sewalong. And if you haven’t gotten your copy of the pattern yet, you can buy the Lela Skirt here and the Lela Skirt + Lou Box Top bundle here. Happy sewing!