Who knows if yellow is really my color, but I love it!
Whenever I wear this Staud skirt, I feel like a daffodil or a buttercup. This pale lemon shade is my absolutely favorite shade of yellow, as I think I may have mentioned in this post about another one of my new favorite yellow outfits! Not everyone loves the color yellow on them, but my mother always told me it flatters me. Who knows if this is true? But I always have it in my head, probably as a result of her saying this over the years (proving that yes, we really do listen to our mothers in spite of our better intentions!), that it is “my color” LOL! And even if its not my color really, I love it. If there is any question of a yellow top making me look washed out, I will just put on some extra blush and go out the door anyway!
And let’s talk about the brand Staud for a second…
In case you are not familiar with Staud, I will say a little about it. Everyone has been going gaga over Staud’s handbags the last few seasons. First it was over the Moreau bag and the Bisset bucket bag and this spring it is the clear PVC Shirley tote that everyone is coveting. And for good reason – these bags are stylish, unique and elevate any look instantly. I’ve purchased each of these bags and love them and have worn them repeatedly. But I had never bought any Staud clothes before until this yellow skirt! And just like the bags, I’ve found their clothing is functional, beautiful and not out-of-control expensive. The skirt is made of a beautiful light crisp cotton fabric, but it is cut in a way that it isn’t too stiff. It is very light and floaty – so I imagine in summer it will be great to wear it with sandals and will keep me cool in spite of its length.
Staud merges feminine style with the minimalist aesthetic (I don’t know how they do it!)
Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto co-founded Staud, an LA-based brand, in 2015 upon the idea that fashion shouldn’t just empower women — it should be accessible, too. And it certainly is! What I like the most about the Staud aesthetic is that it somehow combines feminine style (which I love) with minimalism. It’s like they fused two different styles into one. If you peruse their Spring 19 lookbook, you will see what I mean. So you can still wear your ruffles, feminine prints etc but you look modern and up-to-date at the same time – nothing is ever too much or too over the top.
Sizing and pricing…
Staud sizing runs small. I would recommend sizing up! Although I have gained 5 lbs over the past year (ugh), I normally still wear a 2 (maybe a 4) in dresses and an XS or an S in skirts. I originally bought this Luna top in a size 2 to go with this skirt, and I could not even get the fastenings to touch around my ribcage/waist, much less button. I would have had to go up to a 4 or maybe even a 6, so I returned the top and just wore the skirt with my Ganni puffed sleeve blouse. But the yellow skirt size small worked totally fine on me. Interestingly, two of my girlfriends who are very, very thin also reported that Staud dresses they bought recently online in their normal size had to be exchanged for the bigger size – so even they experienced the small sizing.
As for the pricing, I think it is reasonable. This skirt is $215 which is a lot compared to a high street brand but much less than a skirt from Veronica Beard or Rebecca Taylor or Tibi (each of which I would compare Staud to in quality). So on the whole I think Staud pieces are much more reasonably priced than the brand’s peers/competitors.
Here are a few other Staud clothing pieces I am coveting right now!
I hope everyone has a great Saturday and a great weekend!
Thanks for reading!
Photography by Mike Kobal
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