Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday Style: My Favorite Universal Clothing Item

I'm gonna start this off by sharing a little secret with you. What I'm about to show you is quite literally my favorite clothing item ever - both for its Bohemian-beautiful style and for its easy affordability. I also love that as a plus sized woman, this one article of clothing ALWAYS fits perfectly because its completely ADJUSTABLE, and I am not kidding. I have two of the plus sized version and I've worn mine myself (of course) and had them fit perfectly, but I've also put them on my oldest daughter, with limited but decent results. I will say though, that although I am a plus sized woman, the plus sized version of this is actually a little too big for me to wear in some of the suggested styles.

I'm a little afraid to share this piece with you, though - it's like my secret stash of Girl Scout cookies, hidden in a frozen Brussels sprouts box in the back of the freezer. I have this irrational fear that if I share this, this beautiful, versatile, magical piece of clothing ... then you'll see it for the wonder it is, and you'll want one.

And you'll buy one.

And then they won't be as wonderfully affordable anymore.

And then I'll be sad.

Seriously though, no I won't. I really think every woman should own at least one of these, and as I have said, I actually have several. So okay, I'm going to risk it. I'm going to share this with you because I've been wanting to tell you guys about these since the very first time I found them, since the very first one I ordered, since the very first time I wore one.

Disclaimer: I Googled this image.

It's called a Magic Skirt, and the ones I have are from an Amazon seller called Wevez; not only do they ship pretty quickly, but they ship a truly beautiful piece. Mine are in various shades, which I didn't choose but I still love. They take me just enough out of my comfort zone with colors and patterns to be fun, and I love that they're perfect in any season, in any weather, styled pretty much any way. Imagine this with different sweaters, scarves. A blazer maybe, with some of the styles. Different types of tops, add or remove leggings. Flats, boots, sandals. And these skirts are reversible so you can wear them in even more ways?! Yes, please!

Disclaimer: Googled this one too.

On top of all the other cool things about this skirt (choice of length, adjustable size, reversible clothing, versatility, quality for cost, etc.), Wevez also has a really fun way of letting you choose between keeping control and taking a chance. For example, If you choose this product, you'll get a full-length wrap skirt (30 inches from waist to hem) that's completely open and wrappable for almost any size - in a surprise pattern and color scheme. However, if you check the description, you'll get a link to where you can get the very same item with all the same specs and quality - except that you choose which pattern/colors you want to wear. Personally, I've done both, because I love the surprise aspect of waiting anxiously for something to come in the mail, and not knowing what it is. It's like a gift to myself! But I also love knowing that if I want a skirt in shades of red, or blue, or whatever, then I can go choose one with faith that I'll get exactly what I was hoping for.

Now, for the sake of disclosure, I've only chosen the super-long ones (36 inches from waist to hem) before because that's the length the plus size version comes in, and I'll admit that I am somewhat limited in my wearing options because I'm so short. I'm around 5 feet three inches, so my skirts both fall a bit below my ankles - they'd likely be fine if I wore them with heels, and they're only slightly too long when worn with my boots (which have about 1 inch heel, 1.5 at the most), even if I tie the skirt below my bust and wear it high-waisted. I like that the silhouette is more flattering that way, but I don't like not being able to choose where to tie the waist - so the next time I purchase one of these, it'll likely be the surprise version of the one that comes in a 30 inch length (but doesn't come in plus size). I think that'll be a much better maxi-length for me, and will allow me to tie at my natural waist when I want to, as opposed to a high waist. My concern then is that it will likely be too small for me to wear in certain styles - but I can wear those styles with the plus sized versions I already own and will continue to buy. The best of both worlds, right? I should also note that although the plus sized version only comes in the 36 inch length, it does also come in the same choice of "surprise me" or "I'll choose my own, thanks," that all the longer skirts seem to have - just click over and check the description for the item number with pattern choices. Personally, I prefer the random assortment, because it's fun.


For those who actually need a longer skirt in order to achieve maxi-length but do not need a plus size, Wevez does offer a straight-sized version of the 36 inch length, also with both the "surprise" and the "choose-your-pattern" options.

** A NOTE TO MY PLUS SIZED READERS: Unless you are larger than maybe a US 26 or so, this skirt will likely still fit you - it really does have a VERY wide option of size-fitting. But if you're short like me, be prepared to accommodate for the length by tying high and wearing heels.

However, if you're looking to wear something a bit shorter, or if you're a more adventurous skirt-wrapper who isn't afraid to tie it on as a top with jeans or leggings (which is totally doable, by the way), this skirt also comes in a 20-24 inch length - although it does not have the usual choose-your-own option. The short length is surprise only. Another thing to note here is that with most lengths, the surprise version is obviously cheaper than the personally chosen version, because ... well, supply and demand, right?

One last point before I wrap this up (Ha! "Wrap this up." I'm so punny.) ... although this post does contain affiliate links (which mean I'll make a small commission on any sales generated here at no extra cost to you), this is not a sponsored post. I have not been paid to promote this product or brand, nor was I paid to have such a positive opinion. I genuinely do love these skirts, 100%. But shoutout to Wevez, from whom I would accept a sponsorship in about two seconds without even thinking about it.


Questions for the Comments Section:

  • What's your favorite article of clothing, and why?
  • I usually style these skirts simply - as a skirt with a basic tee and boots, or maybe as a halter dress with a shrug or cardigan and some cute flats. How would you wear this if you had one?

*Note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click the links and choose to purchase the products promoted here, I will earn a small commission at no cost to you. However, all opinions expressed herein are 100% honest and 100% my own. Thanks for your support!

66 comments:

  1. I'm such a tomboy and always really have been so jeans are one of my favorite things though I do love hanging around my house in my leggings but hate wearing them out anywhere in public for some reason. Long skirts are my favorites and being only 5'1 its usually not hard to find long skirts. I was thrilled to death when work UPS finally decided we could wear jeans all the time now so I won't have to keep so much dress clothes. I do plan on still wearing the skirts I have as I love the ones I do have. My other thing I'm obsessed with is boots I adore boots and have way to many pairs but they are one of my weaknesses.

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    1. I definitely love boots too! They're so versatile - they can be edgy or dressy or casual, and they can go with pants or skirts or even dresses! My favorite thing about these skirts specifically is how they can be so many different things, all in one piece.

      I love that you're a shortie like me! *high five*

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  2. This looks so versatile! What fun! I can only imagine all the fun ways to wear it!

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    1. It really is fun, and because it's such a changeable and versatile piece, it can be wrapped to fit and flatter almost any body type or size. Even just in one day, you can tie it as a skirt and wear it with boots and a fitted blouse (and maybe even a blazer or sweater) for work, then just shed the blouse/blazer and retie as a cute dress for a night out!

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  3. Wow this looks really useful and easy to match. Sounds like something that every lady should have in her wardobe. Hopefully the prices won't go up too much!!

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    1. Haha, I definitely hope so! My collection isn't big enough yet, so I need these to stay affordable until I have about a hundred of them!

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  4. Love that it is so versatile. It is nice that they have the different lengths.

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    1. That's one of my favorite things about it - even the shorter ones can be skirts, mini-dresses, or even tops!

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  5. I'm most comfortable in jeans and a shirt! Sweatshirts are a favorite because I'm always cold. I like both the halter dresses and skirts.

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    1. Yeah I love that these will work for just about anyone. My favorite way to wear it is either as a maxi skirt with a top, or as a halter tunic with jeans. Totally comfortable either way, and still looks like I "got dressed" that day.

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  6. Hi unrivaled paradise here this outfit looks really amazing and goes very well with all options. Adding it in my next wishlist

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  7. WOW! This is pretty cool. I love clothing items that you can wear in different styles. This is versatile and awesome. I like that they have a lot of sizes available as well, perfect as gifts for girlfriends!

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    1. Definitely, and they're so versatile that anyone can make them fit their own style, especially if you use the choice options to custom pick your colors.

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  8. These are all sooo cute! I love the look on you also. These would be perfect this summer for trips to the beach!

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    1. For sure! I can be wrapped as fitted or (almost) as flowy as you might want, depending on how you position the fabric and the ties.

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  9. Being a minimalist, universal items of clothing are a must! Especially since I only allow myself two weeks of clothing.

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    1. Absolutely, and these are perfect for minimalist or capsule clothing collections. Between a couple of these, a pair of jeans, and some shirts and sweaters/jackets in basic colors, that's a whole wardrobe right there.

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  10. I used to love wearing things like this. They are so versatile and easy.

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    1. They are definitely that, and I love that they're so beautiful so effortlessly.

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  11. I really like the designs that you pictured. I love maxi dresses so I think I would like this!

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  12. I found this outfits once I visit Boston, in the Market, I tried multiple color with the help of the vendor and it was so beautiful ..love them :)

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    1. They're so comfortable too, and I truly love how versatile they are as clothing pieces!

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  13. I've never heard of these, but they looks and sounds really cool. They almost look Indian inspired to me, very pretty!

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    1. They are definitely Indian-inspired. They are often created out of Sari silk, too - I think these say they are made from recycled Sari silk.

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  14. Very cute. I can be a little boho when I travel, its my favorite look because its low maintenance.

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  15. i like wraparounds ,they are so comfortable and yet stylish

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  16. Looking really really good! Would love one!

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  17. These are really pretty! I'm tempted to get one since they look so comfy. I'm all about comfort.

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    1. You should. They're a great way to look put together without having to sacrifice comfort.

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  18. This would be an amazing item to have on a tropical vacation or cruise where versatility is key! Like you, I would probably pair with a tee and sandals most of the time, but right now I'm picturing myself wearing a bikini on the beach and using it as a cover-up!

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    1. It would totally work! You can wear these things like a thousand ways!

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  19. This looks like it would fit ANY body type. With that being said, you may have created a monster introducing us to it ��. I definitely want to try this one and see if I can put more variety in my wardrobe.

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    1. That's actually one of the things I love so much about it. With the issues I have with my health and stuff, losing weight is really hard for me. But I like knowing that if I do lose or gain a few pounds, I still have clothes that I can look good in at any weight.

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  20. I am definitely getting that wrap around skirt for my summer style. I love the variety of colors they offer. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I like the dresses, I was looking for something like that for the beach

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    1. Perfect find, then. Have fun on the sand!

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  22. I think it's pretty awesome to have such versatile items in your closet! I love the colors and patterns!

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    1. Yeah and they're so pretty. I truly love mine.

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  23. I've never had clothing like this before! It's so awesome to have especially if you live in a place like ours, where the weather is always like summer.

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    1. These would be great to have - they're lightweight even with being two layers, and so soft.

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  24. Oh I love this look so much! We might be fashion-kindred spirits. So I'm most likely to wear it just as a long skirt or tied up the way it is first in the image you have here. But the colour options are so amazing in these, I can't wait for summer. I've never heard of this specific site/brand so I'll go check them out!

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    1. They're amazing. I love mine and can't wait til I've built a whole collection of them.

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  25. Magic Skirts are awesome. I cant wait to try one. Theyre beautiful and so versatile. Thanks for sharing your secret stash for fashion.

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  26. Ohhh am inspired to make my own magic skirt! I would be happy to carry this around his summer :) Will save me a lot of luggage spaces.

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    1. It definitely would - they can be worn in multiple ways so you won't need to carry quite as much. Which means more room for souvenirs! It's a win!

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  27. First time seeing one. They look really nice. Would love to have one for the summer. Looks great on you.

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  28. The Magic Skirt is a gift from above! So versatile and still super cute. Perfect for the hot Summer weather we're experiencing in South Africa right now!

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    1. They really are amazing! I love that this particular one is so perfectly affordable too - so I don't have to freak out about wearing them around my kids or my dog. I've even put them in the washer and they came out fine (they say to dryclean).

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  29. Oh that is just so cute on you. I love the colors too. I love wraps like the magic skirt, they're so comfortable.

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  30. I am not a fan of dress or skirt. I usually wear jeans and shirt. Yes, I'm that plain and boring, lol! Your piece is super cute and versatile!

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    1. Lol, I'm usually pretty casual, but I like to turn up a little now and then.

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  31. This looks like such a versatile piece! My go to are 501s!
    xo
    jen
    effortlesseverydaystyle.com

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    1. They are definitely versatile pieces - I love them. I can't wear normal jeans anymore though, so I'm out on the 501s. A few years ago I developed an allergy to the buttons used on jeans, so I don't wear them anymore unless they're jeggings.

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  32. I can see Sienna Miller rocking that beauty you are wearing in the photo, it is very boho. It is tough to call what my fave item of clothing would be but at the moment I am really into embroidery, especially embroidered jeans and shirts x

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    1. Yeah I definitely love the boho styles when I'm "dressing up." I like things that are flowy and beautiful, stylish, but still comfy.

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  33. Omg just loving the dresses!!! Perfect for summer and festival season!

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    1. Yeah they are my favorite for real - I love that they can be worn is different seasons, too. In the summer, they make go well as either a dress or a skirt with a tank or cami and sandals - and then in the winter they go just as well with boots and a cute jacket, shrug, or cardigan. It's the versatility that attracts me the most.

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