I am a serial purchaser of black skirts, I love skirts full stop, probably because they fit. It is so much less stressful to pull on a skirt than try and squeeze into trousers the sizing of which is less reliable than buying a lottery ticket. The down side of skirts is they are less comfortable since you have to decide to freeze without tights or cook with tights because where I live the temperature rarely stays the same all day.
In my good ol' eBay days buying a skirt was a sure fire way of getting something that fitted with the added bonus that skirts don't date like trousers do. A skirt is a good way to inject some pattern and colour into your wardrobe without looking like a circus act and so I have I confess a substantial catalogue of skirts, many of which I have had for years, this is my newest purchase bought at the end of spring yet....which I still until this week hadn't worn. It is more structured than normal and requires a shorter than usual cardie if I am layering. There is a big bow at the front which gets in the way, yet I like it there. perverse I know.
In the end knowing I was going to post some photographs of it I wore it this week, and do you know what? The bloody thing drove me insane! It rides up, and not knowing this meant I wore it without a slip, seriously NOT a good look. Lesson learned I will try again but as the weather is deteriorating rapidly tights are looming. Again apologies for the useless photographs.
From left to right:
Worn with a really floppy COS top belted, it works a treat,
Both the next two worn with a Massimo Dutti top (which is dark grey) elasticated so it sits on the bow. I like the acid yellow with the grey although you can't see it so well here.
Worn with yet another COS top, a silver grey this time and finally
ANOTHER COS top.
I need therapy, I clearly spend way too much time and money in one place. I would argue it is a testament to how well they fit and how much I love their designs and colours. Oh and how lovely the fabrics are...Maybe I should try a whole post without wearing COS, now that would be a challenge!