When I went to San Diego, I took clothes that I had made, because they fit and work well together. I took that purple corduroy jacket I just finished too because it was a baby wale (nice and light) and I was going with a blue and purple theme. But I didn't bring the skirt (lined and too warm). Instead I brought a cotton flowered skirt from the same pattern that I get a ton of wear out of. I also brought a short purple cotton skirt in a jean style (front zip and pockets) and the white corduroy jacket I made, also not that long ago (or was it?).
Here I am, squinting into the sun that is just starting to appear through the early haze, wearing the white jacket and the long flowered skirt. My feet are a little cut off, but you can see the proportions pretty well. Maybe it is just me, but even though I am only 5'2" I think this length of skirt works okay on me. Let me put it another way - it had better work because I have a closet full of this skirt!
And here I am in the purple skirt and cord jacket. I know the knee length skirt works well and my legs are acceptable. But I really get a lot of wear with the longer skirt in every season but Summer. Be kind in your assessment. :)