I Almost Exclusively Wear Pants, But this Cult-Favorite Skirt Won Me Over


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At the risk of sounding like just another annoying hipster, I'm going to admit something to you. Whenever any one item or brand gains widespread popularity seemingly overnight, I tend to hesitate and run the other way. Most of the time this is simply because I have specific taste, but there are definitely moments where I avoid what's popular purely out of spite. (I promise I'm not that cynical in real life.)

Well, this is what happened with Réalisation's cult-favorite Naomi slip skirt. You know the story: After selling out of the original leopard-print version a whopping four times, the skirt went viral, and one scroll through Instagram confirms that literally everyone owns it. Cue my flight-or-flight response, except for one thing: Deep down, I really love the skirt. This put me in a predicament for two reasons: 1) I didn't want to dress like everyone else, and 2) I'm not a skirt person.

Alas, Réalisation nearly read my mind and finally came out with a new all-black colorway: the Naomi Romance skirt. I, of course, jumped at the chance to try it out for myself, and as the headline suggests, it was love at first wear. To see how I styled the new slip skirt and shop it for yourself, keep reading. Be warned, though, that there are only a few sizes still available, so place an order sooner than later.

How I wore the skirt:


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No surprise here: The skirt was impossibly easy to style; the toughest part was choosing which pieces to wear with it. For my first go, I chose a cropped cardigan and lace-up ballet flats to play up the soft feel of the skirt.


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Hardware details like the chain strap on this bag and the buckles on my flats gave the romantic skirt a bit of edge.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.