I Wore a $5 Skirt as a Top and Have Never Gotten More Compliments

A few Sundays ago, I was perusing the racks at my local Goodwill. It might sound like an unlikely place to go for fashion finds, but I’ve had spontaneous luck over the years and have found a certain talent in sifting through an overwhelming assortment of tired sweaters and graphic tees to find a gem. On this particular trip, I wasn’t looking for anything in particular. But right as I was about to admit defeat and go home empty-handed, I turned around and instantly spotted a piece of tiered black satin with a delicate feather-trimmed hem and I knew it needed to be mine instantly. The fact that it was technically a skirt and size XS didn’t discourage me, though.

Had I not just seen this amazing Kendall Jenner outfit just days prior, I might not have even given the skirt a second glance. KJ aside, the feather trend has been quietly gaining ground on its own. While plastic and PVC are having their moments right now, it’s only a matter of time until this textural trend becomes just as big. Let’s face it—feather-trimmed anything is fun and whimsical and it just makes us really happy for no apparent reason.

Word to the wise: Feathery pieces look extra good with strappy heels. See our complete guide to the spring shoe trend right here.