I’m not ashamed to say that I have an extensive wardrobe – I’m a savvy shopper and get a lot of amazing bargains on Ebay. However, my husband is continually perplexed by the fact that I raid his clothes when I have so much clobber of my own. I have a weakness for flouncy frocks and skirts, but they need to be contrasted with something manly to ground the look. I love the 50’s flair of this high-waisted skirt from Whistles, but when paired with an ultra girly top it can look rather contrived. To keep the look modern I’ve styled the statement skirt with a chiffon blouse from Topshop (similar here), my husband’s navy sweater (similar here), over the knee boots from Kurt Geiger and a vintage belt. I never wear an outfit that’s just one look – in my opinion good style look should is about contrast and unexpected detail. A soft dress is best friends with a biker jacket or a mannish blazer; a minimalist, modern look cries out for vintage jewellery.
I love the pockets in this skirt, in fact I love any skirt or dress with pockets – they give a girly clothes boyish nonchalance. I have a place to stash my phone and my change, as well as the ability to plunge my hands deep into the pockets and slouch around like a moody teenager.