Wear it Two Ways: Lace Skirt

Today’s Wear it Two Ways is all about an item that I had been looking for for quite a while before I found it, and this post illustrates why – because I knew it would have so much versatility.

The skirt is from Whistles – first spotted in the SS13 preview at The Savoy that I attended at London Fashion Week last September. I picked it up in the recent sale and there are still some around if you like it. I love the contrast darker blue waistband, sporty style and pockets. Who doesn’t love a pocket?

Top, GAP // Skirt, Whistles // Necklace, Banana Republic (old) // Shoes, Dorothy Perkins

The first time I wore it was almost as soon as I bought it – We headed across to see my sister in law and niece to celebrate their birthdays. I wnated to dress up and look nice but with young kids around needed to be a little bit practical too, so opted for a striped tee (GAP) and flats. This was a few weeks back too when the weather was super-cold, so tights were obligatory as was my trusty parka. A chunky necklace upped the ‘party’ factor.

Top, Whistles // Skirt, Whistles // Earrings, Whistles //  Shoes, Sam Edleman (old) // Coat, Zara (old) // Bag, Zara (old)

More recently I was out for dinner and tried it with another top from Whistles, with cut out lace inserts across the shoulders. It didn’t look quite right left out even though it’s a structured T-shirt style, so I tucked it in and went for a more streamlined look with animal print courts and my favourite sparkling box clutch.

The shoulder detail would have competed with a necklace so I went for chunky drop earrings and neon bright nails to finish it off.

You can see the top in action previously here and the coat here.


What to Wear: The new colour block…

Today’s What to Wear is something I saw and just immediately loved. I’ve already featured it in this post, about the Bric-a-bloc new take on colour blocking trend and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the colour way feels fresh and new, and is a little bit 70’s with the neutrals and orange.

Skirt – Whistles // Organic Cotton Tee – Zara // Foldable Hat – Christys // Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sandals – Dune (old) // Bangle – H&M // Nails – Nails Inc: Toes – Flouro Portobello Road and Fingers – Strawberry scented sheer Henley Regatta //

The Whistles skirt is so easy to wear. I was in San Francisco when these were taken and wore it for a walk on the Embarcadero, breakfast, a spot of browsing in the farmers market then a longer walk to see the Sea Lions at Pier 39. It’s cool and has a really lovely drape to it, didn’t crease in my case, and works just as well with a white vest or later in the year I’ll be teaming it with a slouchy navy jumper.

For now however, I thought it was just begging to be paired with straw and I bought this Marc by Marc Jacobs bag in Macys during an awesome ‘Girls weekend’ promotion giving 25% off. Result. A bright flouro coral, I didn’t think it would work with orange but seems to take on an orange hue when the two are together, then looking pinker when I paired it with the coral and pink items I brought with me.

Look out for more about the hat… it was possibly my favourite and most useful holiday item, keeping my face out of the sun for the whole 12 days.


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