How to Rock the Tutu Trend

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Once upon a time,  tutus were reserved only for ballerinas and kids playing dress up, but they've recently popped up on celebs and street style stars alike. They can definitely be intimidating to try out-it's easy to go overboard and you don't want to look like you're wearing a Halloween costume.
I love  tulle skirts and have been rocking them for a while now, so I thought I'd share some of my styling tips if you want to try the trend.
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The first time I saw a  tutu styled in a really fashion forward way was on Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City. She wore them more than a few times on the show (including the intro scene!) but my personal favourite was her look during the final episode while she strolled through Paris with Mr. Big.
It's no wonder then, during my first trip to that magical city, that I immediately knew I had to have my own SJP tutu moment. To play up the femininity, I paired it with an embellished tank top,  sparkly necklace and classic stilettos. I finished it off with a  box clutch and suede jacket (and top knot)!
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I later wore the same skirt in a more casual way by pairing it with a graphic tee-this one had  Biggie on it-and a leather jacket. Since I was still going to an evening event, I wore heels and  turquoise statement jewellery to keep things elevated, but the juxtaposition of casual and dressy almost always looks great!
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I dressed the tutu down even more while wearing it casually around town. Pairing the skirt with a tee, leather vest and  trainers made it super wearable for an every-day look.
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If you're bold, you can go for a brightly  coloured skirt like this one in oxblood. The shape is much more reminiscent of a traditional "tutu" which makes it a bit more difficult to pull off, but it's still doable! I went to my default of wearing it with a simple tee and  leather jacket, this time adding leather boots as well. Since the skirt was sheer, I also made sure to wear black  cycling shorts underneath. I will admit that I wore this while in NYC going to fashion shows, even I'd hesitate to break this one out for a random dinner date.
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For some attitude, see if you can find a tulle skirt that has a  fun print! I love this lip print skirt and get compliments every single time I wear it! Since it's flirty and fun on its own, I kept the rest of the look simple by pairing it with a  black crop top and heels.
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If you're still a little nervous to go all-out-tutu, try a  mini skirt that has a tulle overlay. You achieve the same feel, but it's much easier to wear comfortably (read: you won't get stares like you might in the sheer red tutu). I wore this one with a grey jumper and sandaled heels.
I think the real key to pulling this trend off is playing with textures and styles--the pairing of a super feminine piece with an otherwise edgy outfit will translate as effortlessly cool. Sex and the City ended over a decade ago but its influence is still going strong-thank you SJP for the endless inspiration!
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Written by:  gabi_fresh
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