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.
Faux leather skirt: Matalan (2years ago)
Breton top: F&F
Shirt: New Look
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?