BUY THIS ONE THING — Eloquii’s Cheetah Flare Ponte Skirt

Ponte is such a flattering fabric. It’s a combination of polyester, rayon and spandex that holds its shape, is thick enough to warm us up in winter and fall, but is floaty and breathable enough to pass in the summer.

Because ponte is s forgiving in a fashion-forward way, it’s safe to say I’m in love with the material. This flared ponte skirt from plus-sized retailer Eloquii is a perfect pop of pattern and color. The bright cobalt blue is complemented by oversized cheetah-print spots in a deeper blue and black.

Pair it with a brightly colored boxy T-shirt or crop top for a shapely and flattering outfit. The great thing about this primary blue color is the amount of items it looks great with. From nudes to black and white, wearers can go for a more subtle look. But paired with another brightly colored item is when the skirt can really stand out.

It’s easy to fall into a trap of neutral shades (because they flatter everyone and go with everything), but forcing yourself to pick youthful colors in grown-up shapes can take your wardrobe to another level.

Cheetah Flare Ponte Skirt, $72 (save 40 percent when you spend $75 or more and use the code PRETTY) at Eloquii.

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About Christine Elizabeth Cauthen

My name is Christine, and I love all things music, writing and fashion. I'm a graduate of the University of Missouri with a major in magazine editing and a minor in Sociology. I love to read, watch documentaries about the ocean and have stimulating conversations with friends. Say hello.