These days my style criteria is relatively simple; if I can wear it with a grey sweatshirt and trainers (aka my mum uniform) I’m sold. The midi satin skirt does just that and explains why I have four in my collection already – at least that’s how I’m justifying it.
I was reluctant to try one fearing it would not be kind to my post baby belly and be far from practical but now I’m wishing I’d jumped on the bandwagon sooner. It has become one of my wardrobe staples and the thing I’m most happy about is the amount it has increased my skirt wearing habits.
They perhaps shouldn’t be as versatile as they are but, well, they are! I’ve spoken before about high-low dressing and this skirt is a prime example. You can dress the luxeness of the satin down with an oversized jumper and then smarten it up again it with a t-shirt and blazer on the rare nights I might go out (I’m still waiting). The same rules apply with trainers and boots and I’ve recently discovered even hoodies work with them – one of my other wardrobe staple these days.
I’ve stayed classic with my collection so far, apart from my first impulse purchase, the yellow one from Marks & Spencer. If you are a first timer I would suggest staying neutral so you can simply wear it in place of jeans or trousers until you feel braver. Also don’t be afraid to size up for a looser fit, puckered satin is not a good look nor will it be comfortable when you sit. Go for longer lengths (not too near the knee) to elongate your body and elasticated waists are also friendlier on a tummy rather than a zip (if you can avoid it).
I appreciate they might not be everyone’s cup of tea based on the reservations I had about them so with that in mind I have put together 4 different ways to way the skirt that I hope are realistic and helpful. Go on, try one, you might be pleasantly surprised like I was…
This post was not sponsored. All thoughts, writing and opinions are my own.