For years below the knee length skirts were something that I thought was reserved for the elderly population with them usually swamping you and making you look old fashioned. But with their second coming over the past few years they have become a statement item in my wardrobe. Long skirts I find are just so easy to put on and style well. Be it a days when you need to look smart and put together or just a day when you just want to cover up and save that little bit extra body heat they can be perfect for so many occasions.
Every once in a while we all have our eye on that one item in the shops which after seeing it once is constantly nagging at the back of our mind ‘buy me buy me!”. This skirt was defiantly one of those products. I was first struck by how different it is from the design and the print.
With it not just being a simple stripe with it changing from vertical to horizontal it really helps to add curves to the body in a modern and current way. I am especially loving the vertical stripes around the middle to help streamline and slim all those problem areas around the waist down (or just make you look even more amazing if you don’t have any!) This skirt also brilliantly combines so many different trends, bringing in the whole 70’s vibe with the large bold pattern and the classic elegant look of the slim fitting pencil skirt.
Now I’m not going to lie, when I first picked it up I did think that it had been oddly put back on the hanger with slits in skirts tending to be at the back or on the side. But to my confusion this one was defiantly intended to be on the front. This was defiantly a style which I hadn’t seen before I love how it brings another point of interest to the garment, making the eye draw to the centre, slimming you down and defiantly making it easier to walk at least!
Due to in my mind it being a statement piece, I decided to keep the rest of the outfit simple with plain black jumper and tights and tan coloured snood all from H and M, with my new plain black soft leather Doc Marten boots (sorry not in shot in any of the photos) which I haven’t been able to take of my feet since buying them and one last plain black item being my Urban Outfitters back pack. This skirt brilliant as a colourphobe like me could introduce a small amount of colour and print into my style just keeping it contained and not too bold.
(to read my blog post on styling statement items, click the link here ………….)
If you had told be I am going to love a garment which is below the knee, with bold pattern and have a slit up the front I would have laughed you out of the shop but this has turned out as defiantly one of my favourite looks of the moment and no doubt if i see anymore skirts in the same style to this one in the shops they may have to sneak home into my wardrobe (just don’t tell the bank balance)
Photos taken by Tom Flathers
Buy the look:
Skirt – Topshop
Boots – Doc Marten
Bag – Urban Outfitters
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