Written by Vanessa of @eastandeden
Hi All! I'm back today to talk about the versatility of one of my favorite women's patterns, the Syrah Skirt by Selvage Designs. The Syrah Skirt is a *lined* knit skirt in sizes 00 - 20. There are countless combinations you could make from all of the included length, paneling and waist options. The length options include knee, hi-lo hem and maxi. There is a basic straight waistband, and my personal favorite, the ruched/shaped waistband that hugs in all the right spots. And yes, as mentioned before, this pattern is lined. It is lined in wonderful swimwear lining which helps your main fabric drape perfectly over any imperfections.
With so many options, it only makes sense to say that the Syrah Skirt is a very versatile pattern. I have made quite a few different Syrahs, but today I am going to show you how I style my knee length skirt from day to evening, beginning with the daytime look.
Whether I'm playing with the kids, running errands or cooking, it is essential to stay comfortable during the day. It's an added bonus if I can look stylish while being comfortable. Sure, leggings and yoga pants are great, but my Syrah Skirts are cuter and just as comfortable.
I keep my Syrah Skirt casual during the day by pairing it with flats or flip flops. Depending on the temperature, a tank, tee or cardigan are all great choices for tops.
For day time, I like a cross-body bag so that my hands are free for running after crazy kiddos. Sunglasses (and sunscreen!) are a must for outdoor activities. I keep my jewelry, hair and makeup quite simple ... studs, a small bracelet, powder and lip gloss.
Simple, right? Nothing too fussy. Easy, comfortable, and cute. Now let's talk evening.
By picking fancier coordinating pieces and accessories, your causal day time Syrah can transition to a lovely, dressy evening Syrah. This transition, in fact, is so easy that you can accomplish it in under a minute in the middle of a public park ... ha! The things we do for photo shoots .... anyway, moving on.
For the evening look, I pulled my hair into a high, glam pony tail and added a richer lip gloss and eye shadow. I traded in the cross body bag for a colorful clutch to hold my "not a mom tonight" essentials ... no crayons, no small puzzles, no Tegu blocks. I also replaced the flip flops for a sassier pair of high heels, once again, not made for chasing small children.
The jewelry I chose is more bold than the day time look. Chandelier earrings always pair well with a high pony tail. Because the print of the skirt and clutch draw a lot of attention, I kept my jewelry and tops monochromatic. As Tim Gunn would say - Edit! Speaking of tops, I like to layer for evening. You never know where the night might take you, so its better to be prepared ;) I layered a spaghetti strap cami underneath a favorite blazer. I'm usually cold, so the chances of the blazer coming off are low, but either option works.
And there you have it ... one skirt, two totally different looks! Grab your own copy of this fabulous pattern. We would love to see how you style your Syrah. Tag us on instagram @upcraftclub and @eastandeden with the hash tag #syrahskirt.