Why This "Tricky" Skirt Is a Summer Staple

Olivia Lopez is the Los Angeles–based editor of Lust for Life, a creative outlet named for her favorite Iggy Pop song. Encompassing fashion, lifestyle, and travel, her blog has grown into a business that has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Teen Vogue, and more. Below, Lopez is sharing summer style tips.

This past week, I took a quick trip across the California coast to Catalina Island—just a boat ride away from Los Angeles. For low-key beach vacations, I always plan my outfits ahead of time and pack light. I recently purchased this adorable Flynn Skye skirt and knew that it would be perfect for the a beachside look. The floral pattern is perfectly feminine and has a subtle romantic flair.

At first, I was thrown off by the longer length of the skirt, but after playing with it I found that the open slit makes it easier to wear that you'd think. Since I am on the petite side, I always keep an eye out for high-waisted items to wear with a heeled shoe, like these Loq sandals. Petite girls, take note! I grabbed a vintage bag (of course) as well as a woven sun hat, and I was off to dinner!

Keep reading to see my outfit details and shop the look.