It’s been a great start to the year so far and I’ve been sticking to my own advice from my last post and working hard at staying organised. I cannot believe the difference it’s making to my day, going to bed earlier and getting up an hour earlier too. It means I start the day off as I mean to go on. We’ve not had one late school run so far either since changing things around! I’m finding more time to do what I love and am spending more time with the children. My days are more structured than they were before and as a family we’re all benefiting.
We spent last weekend in London, catching up with fellow photographer friends at a photography convention called the SWPP that we attend annually. Sunday was cold but gorgeous and bright, giving us the opportunity to do a shoot for the blog.
I am a big fan of the high street retailer Reiss and love their elegant clothing but in particular I LOVE their sales even more! This beautiful fluted hem white wool skirt was in the sale when I bought it recently in a size small and it fits really comfortably and doesn’t itch which is a bonus. I wear it with a slip underneath, however, as helps smooth out any underwear from showing.
In this post, I share 4 different looks, to show how versatile the skirt is. I still can’t decide on my favourite, but needless to say it will be getting lots of wear this year!
I really love neutral tones as believe they add a timeless and sophisticated look to your wardrobe, particularly when worn together. In the colder winter months, I spend most of my time in cosy knits to keep warm and so invested in this super soft jumper from Marks and Spencer to wear with the skirt. I finished the look with camel knee high boots from Zara and an elegant cashmere blend coat (also in camel) from Ted Baker.
Monochrome styling has been around for decades but usually when I wear the look, it’s with a black skirt or trousers and a white shirt or top. However, I love this combination together as feel it has more impact. Like the neutral colour palette, monochrome has an allure and timeless quality that simply doesn’t date. It’s flattering, easy to wear and chic.
It’s also an incredibly versatile look that you can wear throughout the seasons! I have teamed the skirt with a black polo neck from Zara and boots from Jones Bootmaker and completed the look with a cashmere blend black coat from Ted Baker.
I don’t have a lot of burgundy in my wardrobe, but I do LOVE the colour, particularly at this time of year, due to the richness and warmth of its tone. It looks great with white when combined with matching boots and I would probably mix this look up with a cropped faux fur jacket for heading out in. I combined the skirt with a lightweight shirt from H&M and boots from Zara which are also currently in the sale!
For an evening this look, this skirt could be worn so many ways and following the monochrome theme, would look great with a black top and black sandals or shoes. However, for this evening look, I wanted to create a simple but elegant look by reverting to the neutral colour palette.
I combined with a spaghetti strap top which was a little low and showed my bra so combined with a lightweight vest underneath. I wore a pair of Valentino Rockstud ankle strap heels to add a luxury feel and finished the look with a small clutch.
There are of course so many different ways you could style this skirt, whether sticking with a neutral colour palette or going for bolder or contrasting tones. That for me is the great thing about this skirt – the colour makes it so versatile! This for me, is a classic piece that I can wear for many years to come..