I found a matching polyester skirt/shirtjacket set years ago for a dollar that I never wore until recently. The first time I wore this prairie skirt I paired it with a loose t-shirt and brown Aerosoles sandals- the kind you could catch your grandma wearing. I was teaching an art class at a boys home so I had to look ultra-conservative. I asked my boss what he thought of my outfit and he said “you look like a homeschool mom.” I’ll take that as a compliment since that was my desired outcome.
I had decided to start wearing more long skirts lately, both vintage and new, because they’re more modest and I can more easily lounge around in one than in a mini skirt. The general fashion rule with vintage pieces, however, is if you wear a vintage piece, all of your other garments and accessories need to be modern so that you won’t look dated.