Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
What types of shoes should I wear with a long denim skirt and what is your opinion on wearing sneakers with a long skirt?
Manolo says, this is the rare question that presents two potential fashion disasters in the same sentence.
In answer to the first question, what to wear with the long denim skirt, the Manolo would answer “the house slippers”, as he would not want you to leave the home with this upon your body.
The long denim skirt says one of the two things to the Manolo: Yippee Ki Yay! Calamity Jane has finally come to town! Or this woman is the suburban matron on the way to her home canning classes.
As for the wearing of the sneakers with the long skirts, the Manolo would say absolutely not, unless you are a) the 18 year old hottie, in which case you may wear with impunity anything upto and including the burlap sack, or b) if you wish to look exactly like the Jan and the Dean’s “Little Old Lady From Pasadena”.
Go Granny, Go Granny, Go Granny, Go.
What should one wear with the non-denim casual long skirt? The Manolo recommends something like this charming “Work-V” flat from the Delman.