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5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

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The circle skirt is this season’s most versatile and flattering wardrobe staple. Named for their shape, which is cut like a big doughnut, circle skirts keep the fullness of the skirt at the hem rather than at the waist. The skirt, tight around your waist, flares out around your thighs, creating an hourglass shape on any body type. Sometimes called a skater skirt, this piece is comfortable and easily adaptable for every occasion and style.

Your entire summer wardrobe could be built around one of these striking skirts–like the Light Up My Life Skirt from Modcloth. A gorgeous black skirt is a great investment because you can wear it not only in the warm seasons but also in the fall and winter too! Here are 5 ways to wear a circle skirt:

Edgy

Who says a skirt has to be feminine? Show off your inner rebel with a form-fitting crop top with a tantalizing metallic zipper closure. A bold color will help you stand out from the crowd.

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

(Clear Cut Crop Top in Navy, $8.80, Forever21.com)

Bohemian

A tiered crop top in soft hues makes the perfect canvas for your most dangly necklaces. A peek of skin between the skirt and the top gives just a hint of carefree sexiness.

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

(Tiered Crop Tank in Desert Flower, $12.90, Wetseal.com)

Chic

Channel the elegance of mid-century glamour with a pussy bow blouse tucked into your skirt. Soft colors like seafoam will evoke the essence of summer.

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

(Science of Chic Top, $42.99, Modcloth.com)

Formal

Need a last minute dress for a fancy event? Reinvent the little black dress! Pair a circle skirt with a figure-hugging top with sheer details to keep you cute and classy.

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

(¾ Sleeve Mesh Inset Crop Top, $11.99, Cicihot.com)

Casual

When you’re hanging out with your girls or watching your favorite heartthrob on the big screen, keep it casual and pair a circle skirt with a relaxed-fit top featuring a tie-front detail.

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

(Ivory Floral Smocked Tie Front Tank , $29.90, Delias.com)


 
Featured image courtesy Modcloth.com

Braided Details

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Braided Details

Keeping our hair in check every day of the week and trying to make it look like we just stepped out of a Pantene commercial takes time and dedication. Often we prepare ourselves ahead of time by setting our alarm clocks an hour earlier than usual, but let’s be honest; none of us have all the time in the world. That precious extra hour can often be taken as that extra hour of beauty rest we need.

However, once we’re up and ready to take on our day with the ambition of a superwoman, we are left with little time and no idea how to style our hair. This is where braids come to the rescue! Braids are an easy way to add some detail to your locks if you leave them out or style them into an updo. They add that extra glamour, making it seem as effortless and chic as if you really did step out of a hair commercial.

Hairstyles used with braids are endless and can always be experimented with to create more styles. You can dress up or dress down a look with whichever one you choose to adorn.

milkbraid

Milkmaid braid updos are perfect for whether you’re going casual or slightly formal. They’re quick to perfect by parting your hair into two braids of your choice, and then wrapping them over your head like a crown. Voilà! You’ve created a gorgeous updo that will be sure to receive compliments all day.

thickbraid

Fishtail Braid

Fishtail braids are another favorite in the braiding world because it adjusts to any way you want your hair styled. You can put it into a chunky side braid where the fishtail is messed up a little, or you can go with the classic style, beautifully showing off the colors and texture of your hair.

longhairbraid

The most simple to-do braids out of the bunch have to be French braids and the old school triple-locks braid. These two are simple enough to create an actual headband out of your hair. The braids will show no matter which one you pick and provide a textured touch to an everyday look.

headband

Get your braid on!
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