I’m finally feeling in the mood for some swirl and twirl.
Frankly, I am sick of myself and how I have been looking. I’m in the irritating frame of mind that likes nothing. I cut my hair – it’s too short. My clothes are dull and sweat pants can only bring so much joy. The lack of make-up, while healthy for the skin, is doing me no favours. Taking a few days away in the English countryside has softened my funk and challenged my thoughts around our dress code. I do know it’s all irrelevant stuff in the grand scheme of life and what the world has and is going through but some days a little fashion makes a whole load of sense.
The dress and missing mine had me reflecting on skirts and asking myself why I don’t wear them more often. They really are a great addition to the wardrobe and as versatile as any trouser. The lack of beauty services over the last few months has meant covering up but now much as resumed I’m ready to wear one.
A midi skirt is my go-to.
No minis here and despite what our legs look like; they are a tough one to pull off unless very young. Some disagree, I know so we can agree to disagree there. A midi or longer style is one I like wearing with a tee or a loose sweater if it’s cooler. Ballet flats and sneakers equally finish them off. The fullness is a personal choice; I’m a fan of the A-Line, the bias cut and a fuller skirt. The pencil is fabulous but I find it less comfortable and adaptable for casual wear. An oversized blazer also looks great with a skirt or a cropped leather jacket. My leather jacket is slightly too tight after lockdown so this piece has become my new “test”. Back to walking further each day and not so many, “one more can’t hurt” bites.
A skirt and a white tee are just as easy as any jeans combination and the twirl and swirl aspect does feel feminine. I’m wearing mine with a pair of black trainers today but will swap them for a pair of flats tonight once I’ve conquered my steps. xv
Ready To Swirl and Twirl
annie bing is the perfect all-rounder || feeling floral in rixo and needle and thread || topshop is of fabulously pink || swish and swirl in co || everlane easy chino skirt || plié in lee mathews pleats
out the door with the addition of these
images for door by willy maywald
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