Dedicated readers who've been following my site since the beginning know that without a doubt, I'm a girl who's all about effortless elegance. And like all things timeless, elegance is something that will never go out of style. An easy way to achieve an elegant look? Take your shirt and tuck it in to your skirt. It helps, of course, if you've got a skirt with a high waist and shapely structure. Case in point? Easily achievable, effortless elegance is possible by tucking in a blouse, tee, or camisole to any one of these grosgrain-waisted skirts.
- J. Mendel Metallic Hand-Pleated Skirt: This gold metallic skirt features some flashy details that are topped off with a black banded grosgrain waist. This J. Mendel design would look absolutely darling for a dressed-up occasion. The cascade ruffle on the front extends all the way from the waist to the hem, and really adds extra shape to the voluptuous bubble styling. $1350, Bergdorfs.
- Giambattista Vallie Cashmere and Wool-Blend Skirt: From the Fall 2010 RTW, this camel-coloured skirt is a must-have for any working woman. The grosgrain ribbon waist is divine, and it works to complement two front pleats and a slight A-line shape. The wool/cashmere blend is heavy, and the ribbon waist adds an airiness to the skirt. $1295, Net-A-Porter.
- J.Crew Super 120s Tulip Mini: In a fantastic four-season-friendly material, I favourite this J.Crew mini skirt in heather flannel. The grey colouring really makes the Japanese grosgrain waistband stand out. The asymmetrical draping is all the detailing this mini needs to make it stand out. As the editors at J.Crew say, this piece is your perfect "desk-to-dinner" answer. $138, J.Crew.