Jenna Lyons Just Wore the Cool-Girl Party Outfit of 2016

Think back to the first time you fell in love with a tulle skirt. (No, just us?) If you do remember, we guarantee it was the opening sequence of Sex and the City. Okay, it might have been when you took up ballet lessons, but let's just say for argument's sake that most of us, when thinking about it as a fashion item, were wooed by its prettiness watching Sarah Jessica Parker walk down a New York City pavement

It's now back on our radars thanks to J.Crew's ever-chic creative director, Jenna Lyons, wearing one at the 13th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards this week. The stye icon, who is known for her perfectly mismatched ensembles, wore her tulle skirt with a khaki jacket and a leopard-print coat, finishing off the look with simple black flats. 

Not convinced this is a big trend? Earlier this year, a host of designers brought out a range of tulle skirts that are all kinds of frothy and girly. Not to mention the high street are also banking on this trend too with plenty of stores stocking the ballet-inspired skirt. 

Want to know how to wear this look IRL, when you're not Lyons? You can either layer a tulle skirt over straight-leg trousers or jeans—frayed are fine but a clean line underneath is a must—or wear them with a simple top. Keep scrolling to see how Jenna Lyons is wearing this style plus where to shop some of the best tulle skirts right now. 

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Style notes: Layer your shirt over the top of the skirt, with your coat draped over your shoulders. 


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This light blue color is giving us Cinderella vibes.

This will be particularly great for the upcoming festive season. 

A pair of black boots and a leather jacket would keep this from being too girly. 

Perhaps our favourite is this one. Simply throw it on over your normal office attire, and you've taken your outfit from day to night in a totally new way. 

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