My December uniform has mostly been a rotation of loungewear, essential for the Christmas period anyway. I wouldn’t be wearing anything else. But, one of favourite items I picked up this season was a midi skirt from Bershka. Due to the fact I’m just about 5’2″, anything midi is usually maxi and I’m not keen on long line, however I thought I’d give it a go.
Plus it’s stretchy, I’m a big fan of being comfy and looking well put-together. Working around one key piece, especially when it’s a neutral tone, allows you to explore a multitude of different style avenues as you’ll see. Cream really does go with just about anything, but I’m a mostly monochrome girl anyway, again, as you’ll see.
So after plenty of Instagram scrolling and Vogue browsing this festive period, inspiration has struck and I thought I would compile a number of different ways to style this skirt…
#1 Casual comfy.
I’m a firm believer in the mantra that less is always more and a few simple accessories can take a very plain outfit up a few levels.
Here I paired my skirt with a similar colour and material Zara cardigan, a structured black Zara mini city handbag (£19,99), Adidas Ozweegos (£65,00 because I can fit into Junior sizes), gold hoops from Happiness Boutique (£21,00) and black mesh socks from ISAWITFIRST (£10,00).
#2 Spring/summer shindig.
It’s not exactly the weather for this one quite yet, and my pale complexion gives away the fact it’s definitely Winter, but these square neck tops remind me of sunnier times.
It’s giving me very much garden party, Made in Chelsea summer do vibes. Here I paired my skirt with a Nasty Gal top, nude Primark mules (£10,00), a straw shell-shaped clutch bag from Topshop (£29,00), classic cat eye sunglasses from ASOS (£32,00) and some pearly hoops from & Other Stories (£23,00).
#3 À la mode.
It’s an office look despite the transition to more working from home this year. But personally, I love “dressing up” for work because it separates work and home life if I’m not in loungewear all day.
The black high neck is a staple and a relic in my wardrobe, sunglasses are from Nasty Gal (£5,00), mules from Topshop (£15,00), silver utility hair clips from Zara (£5,99) and my favourite LBB makes a return.
#4 Best of both.
To conclude, a combination of the first and third looks. Chunky Chelsea boots and the return of patterned tights have been two of my favourite appearances this season. Incorporating the cardigan from look #1 for a smart/casual take.
The backpack is Fiorelli (£30,00 I’ve got it in white but now I definitely want it in black), boots are Lily Lulu (£48,00) and the tights are Gucci but I found a considerably cheaper dupe in Primark a few months ago.