Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Search For Skirts

I haven't been a big fan of skirts until the last couple of years. After having a baby and carrying my weight right across my midriff  (as well as everywhere else!) I could never find a flattering cut that didn't look like it was cutting me right across my worst part. But with some patience and some trial and error i have now come to love a good skirt and have proved to be useful thanks to their mixing options with different tops jackets, with or without tights etc.
I just don't have many of them (not something i say often)
I have firmly planted myself in the faux leather skirt loving camp for 2 years now and i have worn it on numerous occasions (see the remix post here), to the point where i'm sure you're all bored to death of me banging on about it. So to put you out of your misery (winky face) i've decided to invest in maybe a couple more and expand my skirt collection this summer.
Above
Faux leather skirt: Matalan (2years ago)
Shoes: Mango
Bag: Zara
Breton top: F&F
Shirt: New Look
Necklace: Yosa




 Ok so lets start with my absolute favourites shall we? Similar to my black skirt above, these two warehouse beauties below are just skirt perfection. I love both, but think i may swinging towards the grey suede, what with my penchant for grey lately, this could be pretty perfect.
However the tan A line avec pockets (always a bonus..pockets, yay) holds a number of great potential outfit options.. decisions decisions.
So it appears i need both.. Bummer.

A little more detailing on these, the  blue obi style tie belt on the navy skirt is a nice addition and lots of tees/blouses /vests could be tucked in nicely. I do like to tuck in, i hate having a drafty back (I know I know, i sound like i'm 90, but if you ever met me when I was cold you would understand, i'm a complete misery guts, also the same when hungry (always carry snacks if you're with me).
So if you like high rise (aka muffin-top hiders) like me then this could be a great skirt option. 
The cream lace hemmed detail is just super super pretty, could be gorgeous with a black blouse for a strong contrast, but for day to day wear it probably isn't my first option and i'm not speeding to the checkout so, moving on...


Denim options seem like a good idea too. My heart is loving the wrap style skirt perfect with a breton and classic trench. But the popper front skirt is hot hot hot right now, with that 70's style detailing it could look fabulously retro with some wedges and a floppy hat.




A bit of colour now to add some variety. I have had my eye on the floral beauty for months..
It could look great with tights and boots in winter or some sandals, a cream blouse and a denim jacket in summer. Me likey.
 Alike with the tweed skirt, the colour keeps it fresh for spring but could easily be worn with tights. Multi-seasonal items always get my vote.
Then finally back to classic black.
The wrap black skirt is similar (but better) to what i have, I admit i am totally crushing on the flattering style of the wrap once again. 
The green suede almost khaki (which i'm pretty obsessed with also) is stunning! I mean look at it.. absolutely bloody gorgeous! 
But if i had to make a choice, i think i would like something that could be worn with trainers as well as smart flats and heels. The length for me just wouldn't work with flats (id look like a hobbit) but alas, it is beautiful!

So yes, options are there.. There are A LOT of great skirts out there, its just finding the best one that works,ie can be used for multiple outfits and for all seasons.. i'm not asking a lot really am i ?!

Which is your favourite? Do you have a skirt that works really hard for you?
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14 comments

  1. You look really lovely in that outfit! That necklace is really nice! It looks like rope and thus I love the nautical vibe you have going on!x

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  2. Love your black skirt. I never feel comfortable in skirts but I am determined to expand my wardrobe with them soon! I have one similar to the one you are wearing - a black leather one from DP. Fell pregnant soon after buying it though so looking forward to hopefully wearing it again soon! X

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  3. I've still not rediscovered skirts - it's my biggest failure (lol). But you wear the black one so well and I have the same issue (tummy problems) that I think I need to investigate this style more. Love the top two and the denim one. Rachel, thanks for the inspiration - you look great by the way x

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  4. I love your skirt and the textures of this whole outfit. The accessories make it pop, looking cute Rachel.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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  5. I bought a faux leather skirt from Zara 2 years ago and love it! I never thought that a straight line skirt would suit me, but it did!

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  6. I'd have to go with the Grey suede!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooops I forgot to say....LOVE your hair today! And the outfit is totally something I want to copy!

      JJ
      www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow ,you look amazing ,wonderful Outfit! i love the Bag ,what a great Piece!

    Have a lovely Day ,kisses

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  8. Your necklace and bucket bag are so pretty, and add such a nice pop of colour :)

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  9. I luv skirtz!!! My fave skirt has to b a midi - I lurveee da 50s housewive vibe! Thatz why I think the floral 1 has to be the nicest!!!! Lovin the necklace to Rach - so nice! Thankz for this great post i luv reading your blog xxxx

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  10. I'm terrible with skirts! I'd love to wear more! Love the black wrap one! Andrea x

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