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Tuesday 3 November 2020

The 7 Day Skirt Challenge


Dear friends. Had a bit of fun on Instagram over the last week with my #7DaySkirtChallenge. Every day a group of us posted a different skirt outfit, or one skirt that featured all week, with a different look each day.

I thought it would also make a good blog post to show the versatility of skirts, so most of the girls involved will be sharing their skirts today and joining the link up. Hopefully we'll see some new skirts from those who didn't take part on Instagram.

One of my most popular outfits was day 6, above. I like the purple and pink combo because it's (whisper) really comfortable, particularly for working at home! The skirt has an elasticated waist and is a pull-on style, with a soft velvet - velour feel, and the pink jumper, in cashmere, is wonderfully soft. The jumper is now on pre-order, and also in a couple of other colours, at Orwell and Austen. They may seem pricey but it's very good quality cashmere, and as you can see from mine, still looks good after three years.

The purple skirt, which I also have in kingfisher (see it here) was from Kettlewell. They don't have any this winter, but I like the look of their jersey midi skirt in nine colors. I added some drop earrings from Topshop and pink ankle boots. 

This green and navy skirt was an eBay buy: it's the exact replica of one I bought from Boden around 10 years ago, which eventually wore out.  So I was thrilled to find this skirt again. It has a lovely velvet waistband. I'm wearing it with a warm poncho from Kettlewell, which is a good buy for spring and autumn when it's still warm and you need a cardigan but not a coat. You'll find several different colours at Kettlewell although not the green.  The yellow boots are old and came from TU at Sainsbury's.

Now this looks like a dress, but it's actually a flippy skirt, old, from Marks and Spencer, worn with a Joseph Ribkoff top that I found on eBay. The collar is studded with pearls. This up levels the plain little skirt and I'd happily wear this to the theatre or restaurant. The tights are by Aristoc and have a lovely lurex sheen (gifted).  The shoes, with cherries, are from Poetic Licence via Amazon.

Here's a more casual look with a skirt, and this is another uber-comfortable skirt with an elasticated waist and tiger print from The Bias Cut.  I had a play around with my wardrobe to see what I could wear it with, and came up with a Bowie tee (eBay) and denim jacket (Amazon) and red tights to reprise the red in the Bowie tee. The white trainers are Stan Smiths by Adidas. By the way, you can see that I forced Mr Mutton into getting rid of his sporting detritus on top of the cupboard  (see previous pic). I've latched on to that corner as a good place for taking photos!

Here's a different look for the button collar blouse I styled for "gothic romance." It has a long draped bottom which looks nice over this burgundy velvet skirt - another one with an elasticated waist! It's an old skirt, as are the boots - I remember buying them in 2004 on a break in Cardiff. The necklace is a family heirloom.

This skirt was picked up at Sainsbury's last year - I liked the black/white/grey animal print, and as it's a soft material with an elasticated waist  (who knew I had so many?) it's lovely for working from home. The jumper/sweater, which has a kind of zebra print, is quite baggy so I usually belt it. I love fancy hosiery so these black lace tights float my boat.  Silver boots are always a good neutral. 

Finally, my day 7 outfit which was also one of the most popular. If you're nervous of pattern mixing, a good start is to keep to the same color palette which I've done here. A sequin red top and black/red boots give a good splash of color.

Which was your favourite outfit? And did you get any new skirt inspiration from seeing what the other girls showed on Instagram? Take a look at their blog posts in the link up. 

Nothing was gifted for this post except the Aristoc tights as mentioned. The links are not affiliate links but links to help you with shopping. 

There's no #WowOnWednesday this week because of today's post but it'll be back next week.I'll share the readers' favourites on Instagram tomorrow as normal. 

Show Us Your Skirts Link Up 

Any bloggers or Instagrammers wanting to share pictures of skirt based outfits are invited to join this linky, which runs until November 9. Non-skirt posts will be removed as we want to keep this linky to skirts only.

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