The black midi is where I am headed.
Take your pick – bias cut, a frothy tulle, a pleated twirl or a gathered splash. It seems to me skirts are back in a strong position this winter.
Let’s be happy.
Skirts are a fabulous and easy way to dress up or down. I’m only looking at midis as I’m not a fan of short skirts and my belief is they are far more flattering, despite the wonder of a good pair of pins.
When I analyze this cruise collection photograph from Dior I see my taste and style rarely changes. I do love every detail of this look. The jacket is my idea of heaven, the skirt to die for and the combat boots wonderful. The handbag is pretty cute too.
The big old question is could I wear this outfit as is? No, definitely not.
The answer is to know what I love but understand how to adapt it to suit me. Grab the familiar elements, one by one and work them to suit. The blazer can be double or single-breasted and the skirt midi but not necessarily as flamboyant as this one. For me, a bias cut, a pleat or a gathered option would look better. The boots are a matter of taste; combats are fabulous but I’m going to wear lace-ups that are a little less clunky. Lace-up boots and combat styles are one and the same; it’s a question of heaviness.
Others might prefer a shoe bootie or even a trainer – all options would work.
Is the blazer too dressy?
About the midi.
There are midis and midis and some are priced astronomically and some not – it’s about finding the balance. With a black skirt, I’m not convinced we need the most expensive one, especially with a great boot and gorgeous bag. It’s about picking and choosing where we invest and where we can cheat a little. I think we can with a black skirt.
What do you think? xv
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