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Chantal's Black and White Maxi Skirt

For daintily stepping into spring.

There's something very comforting about wearing an ankle-length skirt — you don't have to expose a lot of skin, but you still feel the benefits of a crisp spring breeze. 

I generally stay away from long skirts, because they aren't very flattering on me — but this Madewell version finally satisfies my desire for a pleated maxi. The white stripe has an elongating effect, while the black panels on the sides help slim the hips. I'll probably wear it with white canvas sneakers and a cropped black sweater until the weather really heats up; then I'll sub in a bright tank top, strappy sandals and top it off with a faded denim jacket. 

Hello, sunshine — come into my life. 

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Madewell skirt, $168, available at Madewell.

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