Six Ways to Style the Lela Skirt

Six Ways to Style the Lela Skirt

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.

Nita Wrap Skirt Pattern Pairings

Separates are great wardrobe builders because you can mix and match with your other pieces but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly which pieces to pair a new item with. So today I’m sharing a few pattern pairings ideas for the Nita Wrap Skirt. This skirt looks best with a tucked in shirt or cropped top so that you can show off the fitted waistband. You can go for a skin-tight bodysuit or tuck in a looser fitting top that slightly hangs over the waistband.

Five Patterns to Pair with the Nita Wrap Skirt

1. Ella Top by Liola Patterns
I made an Ella Top last year and have been meaning to do it again ever since. It’s very simple but has a lovely back yoke and pleat detail. I’m wearing my Ella Top with a denim mini Nita Wrap Skirt in these photos. It looks best tucked in with just a little flounce at the waistband.

2. Lark Tee by Grainline Studio
The easiest way, most casual to wear the Nita Wrap Skirt is with a basic t-shirt, like the Lark Tee. Just tuck in your tee, throw on some sneakers or sandals and you're ready to go.

3. Astoria Sweater by Seamwork Magazine
This vintage-style sweater has a beautiful narrow waist that will pair beautifully with the Nita Wrap Skirt. It’s a great option if you’re looking for something with longer sleeves or want to use a knit fabric.

4. Nettie Bodysuit by Closet Case Files
I’m a big fan of this pattern and love to pair it with Nita Wrap Skirt. It’s just the best way to show off the waistband and you never have to worry about keeping it tucked in.

5. Simplicity 1366
This basic cropped top is another great pairing option (here's mine). It works with a length hitting right at or just below the waistband. Other cropped shirt options are the Inari Tee from Named Patterns (see mine here) and the Hayden Top from Seamwork.

For more Nita Wrap Skirt styling ideas, check out the Pattern Tester Roundup and this RTW inspiration post. Then head over to the shop and pick up your own copy of the Nita Wrap Skirt. It's a really easy pattern to sew that will have you kicking of spring in style. 

I’m thinking about making Pattern Pairings a regular column/recurring post theme. Is that something you’d be interested in? There’s really nothing better than donning an entire outfit that you’ve made yourself. So why not plan ahead for how you can match one pattern with another? Do you have other pattern pairing ideas? Or maybe requests? Let me know in the comments.