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

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:

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.

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

Shop the Noami:

The Romance skirt in all her glory. The black colorway really does appeal to everyone's style, from romantic to grunge and everything in between.

It's hard to tell at first, but this heart print is the same as the black, but in the red-and-white colorway the print really jumps out and gives off a retro feel.

If you like a darker color palette but want to test out this fun print, the Sid skirt is waiting for you.

Ah, yes, the leopard slip skirt that started it all.

How I styled it:

How it's styled on Instagram:

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More trends I plan to wear with it:

These boots are the perfect way to toughen up the romantic skirt.

This jacket pops against an all-black base of the skirt and a black tee.

This cardi + the above jacket + the Naomi Romance skirt = the perfect everyday 'fit.

These will glam up the skirt so I can take it easily into nighttime activities.

With the addition of this bag, of course.

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