OBSESSED: Miss Wu by Jason Wu Pleated Skirt

Winnie, I’m in dire need of Jason Wu’s Miss Wu Pleated Skirt ($195) — I mean, I’m hopelessly in love!

I tried to forget about the Miss Wu skirt after seeing a lookbook picture on Style Amor, but I’ve been obsessing over it since last Tuesday. A week may not have gone by yet, but when you know, you know — finding the perfect piece of clothing is like finding “The One!”

I may not be the typical Jason Wu girl (i.e. uptown, posh, cardigan-lover), but when a designer can get away with dressing hip celebrities as well as First Lady Michelle Obama, then I say he/she has definite cross-over appeal — I’d just have to style the skirt differently than on Nordstrom.com.

How to Style the Miss Wu by Jason Wu Pleated Skirt in Olive

First, I’d add a higher pair of heels.

My legs are short, and any shoe with a heel less than 3 1/2″ high feels short to me. It’s really strange because I actually can feel a difference. It’s like walking on the moon!

Next, I’d rip off that overly prim black blouse.

I may have new-found affections for blouses, but I need a top that is a little more relaxed. When a collar rides too high on my neck I feel claustrophobic, the world starts spinning, and I forget to breathe. No one wants me to sue for some random hysteria-induced accident, so a simple tee will suffice (try the Madewell Silk Front Tee in Colorpoint, $68)

Finally, I’d throw on some gold jewelry.

How would you style the Miss Wu Pleated Skirt, and what’s your favorite piece in the Miss Wu by Jason Wu collection?

About the author

Chelsea is a 24-year-old NYC PR girl, working with two international beauty and fragrance brands. She began musing about the oh-so-(un)glamorous worlds of beauty and fashion in 2006, when she decided to kick the fishes to the curb, and trade in a life of marine biology for one filled with stitches, charmeuse and serums. Prior to working in PR, Chelsea studied at Hofstra University, graduating in 2011 with a B.A in Public Relations. She also interned for prominent women's magazine Ladies' Home Journal, and blogged regularly for its Ladies Lounge Blog.