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Bias Cut Satin Midi Skirt – 1 Piece 3 Ways

I want to share with you another “1 piece 3 Ways” post bringing this gorgeous mustard midi skirt in spotlight. I found it at the Anthropologie store in University Village for 40% off, and with some hanger stain discount, I paid like $20 for it.

Satin midi skirts are everywhere this year, and you could easily find one in every colorway possible. But! They aren’t made and cut equally.

As I noticed, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters are trying to push their own labels, and I typically avoid that for some reason. Stuff with Urban Outfitters’ labels is awfully made and designed. I barely find myself attracted to clothes in stores anymore these days because of the quality and fit. Pretty sure I’m lucked out with this Anthro skirt, and the label says ‘Saturday Sunday by Anthropologie,’ in case you’re wondering! Made from 100% Viscose in China.

Unfortunately, it is sold out now, but I’ve found this one from Topshop (95% Polyester, 5% Elastane) that looks almost the same, except mine has a less shiny appearance and the exposed bias-cut seams running down the skirt. Vince also makes great higher-end options (100% acetate) that I really like, here. Well, what is a bias-cut, you might ask! Bias cut means ‘be cut on the grain,’ and rather than following the straight line of the weave, the garment is cut at a 45° angle. This gives the garment some stretch and soft, fluid draping effect on the body. BOF has a great definition section for those who are curious about learning more fashion terms, here.

LOOK 1 – Sweater Weather

The chunky sweater is a find from my recent trip to the Seattle Goodwill Outlet, shopping guide here. The brand is Napoliello Collection (70% Cotton 30% Acrylic), made in USA, and size L. I love the different knit panels running across the sweater and how it keeps me so warm without making me so hot. That happens all the time to polyester knits, hence, I stay away from those plastic materials.

Adding a chunky sweater on top of a dress or any summer outfits is the easiest way to transition when the weather gets chilly outside.

sweater: NAPOLIELLO (thrifted) | sun necklace: MEJURI | bag: YSL | pointy mule: JIMMY CHOO | watch: ROSEFIELD

LOOK 2: L.A VIBE

I wore this look to the Getty on the first day in LA during my 10-day California road trip back in July. Full itinerary, here.

sunglasses: OLD CELINE | tank top: BRANDY MELVILLE | bag: PROENZA SCHOULER | necklace and rings: MEJURI | sneakers: SUPERGA

LOOK 3 – PREPPY DATE LOOK

For this look, I just want to show how powerful a black knit fitted crop top is. It instantly transforms the look and makes it dressier and more night time appropriate. Add a red lip and couple spritzes of your favorite perfume then you’re ready to dance the night away!

crop top: BRANDY MELVILLE (old) | jewelry: MEJURI (necklaces top-down: starburst, organic pearl, lock boyfriend), dome earrings, (rings: signet and dome), ring finger: AURATE NY | bag: YSL | pointy mule: JIMMY CHOO | watch: ROSEFIELD

There you have it, 3 looks from 1 piece of clothing, and I hope you’ll get inspired to style up a few looks or pick up a satin skirt this season if you don’t have one.

My point in doing this series ‘1 Piece 3 Ways’ is to show you what to invest in and how to make use of it. Investment pieces to me aren’t necessarily expensive but those that take time to be able to find. The reason why I like shopping at the sale sections is that I can find one of a kind pieces at a great price. Those that require me to think twice as hard because I want to make sure I buy something that I love and will wear.

When I saw this skirt at Anthro, I instantly screamed because I had been looking for one for such a long time. I pointed out the hanger stain and got a discount, but I was not sure if I could clean the stain off. Luckily, it did with some soap and water. Even though it was only $20, I had to make sure I could be able to remove the stains and wear it for years to come. The skirt does get wrinkly, but there is nothing a steamer cannot do!

READ MY PREVIOUS S’1 PIECE 3 WAYS’ POSTS:

Rothy’s the Chelsea Sneaker

Uniqlo U Pullover Sweater

Agolde Riley Jeans

Massimo Dutti Darted Twill Trousers

Mango Chunky Brown Knit

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An Trieu

Currently based in Seattle, Style & Senses is my digital life and style journal of all things that inspire my senses and beyond. Hope you stay inspired, as always! - An Trieu.

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