editors note: I try really hard to make sure things I feature on the blog are available for you to buy, but I can’t always buy new things to feature on the blog and I will occasionally delve into the back of the wardrobe and use something I’ve owned for a while. I’ll always do my best to offer you alternatives that are similar though. okies? cool.
So this one time, I had a baby, and all of a sudden, I couldn’t wear dresses, because most dresses are hard to feed in, so I became friends with skirts.
That is pretty much how this blog post started!
I was heading out to meet some friends for coffee and wanted to get out of my ‘casual’ uniform of pants and a tee, but my usual go-to for something a little more dressy is a dress. (duh. dress. dressy. makes sense right?)
Anyway. I rummaged through the wardrobe, as I’m trying VERY hard to shop what I’ve got for the next few months (more on that in a later post), and I found this fun skirt from Asos (and before you ask, it’s from two years ago, but I’ve given you other options below.)
I thought it was the prefect candidate for a 1 item, 3 ways make-over! Who knew, so much versatility in a wee pencil skirt.
So here are the three looks I created, that you can replicate in your own way, using a printed pencil skirt.
LOOK 1: Daytime Casual
Girly catch-ups are one of my fave things, and I’ve missed them in the last 6 months while the tiny human has been consuming most of my time.
I’m looking forward to getting back into them, and this is the perfect outfit for that! Or just for running around on a regular day. It’s the trainers see, the casual-down the whole look, and you can literally run around all day.
LOOK 2: Nighttime Glam
It’s about time I head on a Hot Date with the Hot Hubby right? A pencil skirt is such a timeless piece to wear on a date with your person, I think it just oozes sex appeal. I promise, put on a pencil skirt and some heels and tell me you don’t feel a million bucks!
Oh and by the way, this thicker “scuba” fabric is your friend too! So great for holding in that mummy tummy (or not-mummy tummy) – I’m not even wearing any sort of suck-em-in undies with it!
Shop The Look: Glassons strap detail cami $29.99 | Asos animal print scuba skirt (old season but find similar here) | Bag bought in Thailand, similar from Colette by Colette Hayman here ^ | Verali heels from StyleTread $79.95 ^.
LOOK 3: The Working Week
Who said workwear needs to be all black pants and boring blouses? Why can’t you add a little fun to your work life! A printed pencil skirt is an easy way to change up your workwear look.
Add a classic white shirt for a professional, stylish look. I LOVE this shirt from Sacha Drake. As a busty girl, I’ve generally avoided white shirts, but this one is MADE for the ladies with the boobies! The fit is perfect and can be worn tucked in our out over pants. It’s the ONLY white shirt you need. (I’ve also added it to the Cait & Co store for 1 WEEK ONLY for you to get here in New Zealand)
Shop The Look: Sacha Drake 3/4 sleeve button down shirt $199 from Cait & Co | Asos animal print scuba skirt (old season but find similar here) | Saben “Baby Regan” bag, old season, similar here | Alias Mae heels $179.95
I love showing you guys how to get the most bang for buck when it comes to adding things to your wardrobe! The outfits I create are just the start! Once you start playing yourself, you’ll be amazed at how many outfit combos you can create! (and if you are STILL stuck, I can offer you more 1-on-1 help – find out how here)
Is there a particular item you’d love to see me talk about in this series? Tell me in the comments below and I’ll do my best to accommodate you! I’d really love to know so don’t be shy….
Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,
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