Skirt by Therapy at House of Fraser, cardigan from Collectif, T-shirt from Miss Candyfloss, hair flower from Accessorize, shoes from BHS, handbag from Vivien of Holloway, earrings from Collectif, necklace from Not On The High Street
I am not the world’s most sensible dresser. I choose my clothes based on the emotional reaction they provoke in me, rather than trifling factors like when I will wear them and if I can afford them. But this red skirt is a genuine bargain at £10.50(!) It’s also versatile and downright comfy, displaying absolutely none of my usual hallmarks. To counterbalance all this unfamiliar practicality, I wore white peeptoe heels and stood in a field. I then attempted a stile.
But enough of my photo shoot outtakes. Back to the skirt and why it’s fabulous. It’s a year-round basic and the bright colour means you still feel special wearing it. It goes beautifully with little retro tops and cropped cardigans, as fitted as possible to show off your shape. The sizing is very generous so you may want to size down for a more pin up girl look. The thick fabric doesn’t crease, making it ideal for travel. The substantial material also puts up a valiant fight against those saucy gusts of wind, determined to blow our skirts above our knickers and make Marilyns of us all.
I’m never going to be a sensible dresser and who wants to read a blog about that anyway?? But this treasure of a skirt manages to be both stylish AND practical. And I am very excited to expand my daywear to include things other than prom dresses.