Seeing Stripes

I am totally in love with this outfit – tied together by the amazing skirt. It fittingly seems that as the days begin to get shorter my skirt length gets longer, providing a different silhouette for me to work with (which it turns out I really like) and also helping me postpone the switch to tights for as long as possible. It’s great to be back at uni, because I feel like I can let my style run wild as opposed to being stuck in my work uniform at home! The wide range of interesting fashion senses and quirky street outfits has always inspired me, and there’s nowhere that diversity and individuality shows more than the city.

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SKIRT BDG at Urban Outfitters (sold out online, similar here) | JUMPER New Look (old, similar here) | MULES ASOS | BAG Oxfam | NECKLACES Topshop

At £22.50 in the Urban Outfitters sale (with student discount on top) this skirt was a fab buy which I’m super excited to style up for winter instead of my trusty mini skirts, but also which will see me through next summer too as an evening alternative. I see many outfit opportunities here dressing either up or down. The skirt is also so bloody comfy that I want to wear it every day; the floaty material makes me feel like a princess (evidence in twirling pictures) and contrary to my premonitions, it’s really easy to wear – especially if you have long legs like me! The button detailing is incredible, such a simple touch which really has an impact on the faded, vintage look; I think it’s very Victorian influenced and reminds me of an old fashioned fun fair. The stripes are subtle and such nice pastel colours, which makes a change from my usual bold black and white choice and therefore allow me to match the garment up with pieces that don’t get worn as often.

The length is ideal for this time of year because it can be paired with any form of shoes without looking awkward. Boots, trainers, flats and especially my trusty mules all go hand in hand (foot in foot?) with the dreamy design. The only issue is chilly ankles, but it’s a small sacrifice to make when a skirt looks this good! I really love the colour scheme combo going on: the coordination between my adorable little retro bag and navy top and the way this emphasises the slight blueish tone in the skirt (which is actually a soft grey and white). The cool necklaces I picked up in the Topshop sale (£4 with discount) and really like the pop of sparkle it adds and the cluttered, layered effect upgrades it to a significant part of the ensemble rather than just an accessory – it’s similar to the Lucy Williams x Missoma necklace that I’ve been lusting after for ages but haven’t quite saved up for… Gold jewellery has been transformed from slightly tacky and dated into the statement pieces of the season: classy and urban chic. The metallic necklaces compliment the dark blue beautifully and pull the look together along with the splash of red lippy.

Lily x

 

 

 

 

 

Author: lilyroseking

20, blogger and journalism student at Nottingham Trent University. Music lover, fashion admirer and travel dreamer. Vintage and charity shopping, collecting records and drinking beer is what I do best.

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