So my dears some of you have asked about what the Cascade looks like on a shorter girl – well lucky for you i’m a good 5 inches shorter than our lovely model for the Breakwater collection!
As you can see on me the Cascade hits lower at the back, closer to my ankles, around maxi length. The front is slightly longer too, but not noticeably i don’t think.
Personally, i enjoy the skirt at this length – but if you’d prefer your skirt around calf height as in the lookbook, it’s pretty simple. Just shorten the skirt hem at the centre back by around 5″ (as a guide), and then using a curve ruler redraw the hem curve to meet the hem at the side seam. I know i’ve said it before but i think its worth mentioning again – just be careful when shortening the front of the skirt – due to the wrap of the skirt it gets short really quickly if you start shortening near the centre front, so keep that in mind!
Meanwhile, this is one of my favourite ways to wear the Cascade casually – a simple tshirt, a statement necklace, chic sandals and we’re done. A variation on this outfit is a pretty good example of my summer uniform. It’s as comfy (actually more so) as track pants and a tshirt, i promise. Have i ever lied to you?!
Most days i’m wearing a Briar with it – either tucked in or a cropped version. I normally tuck with this particular skirt though – since it’s the waistband version that ties in the back, i prefer not to cover up the bows. I like bows :) This was actually one of the first samples of the Cascade, and it’s still one of my favourites – its in pretty epic golden rotation right now, and i’m pretty excited to try it in the cooler weather.
Actually, i snuck this skirt into a previous post a few months ago – did you notice it?! Should we make this fun?! First person who can find that post gets a free Cascade! Do you think you can do it? Ready set go!
[Make this look]
Skirt: Megan Nielsen Cascade skirt // pattern + similar fabric
Tshirt: NOTW // pattern + similar fabric + fabric paint
Sandals: Country Road // Eve
Necklace: Merl Kinzie / Clydes Rebirth
Bracelet: Kristin Hassan