It’s no secret that I’m a stripe-loving girl (although last week’s flirtation with all things spotty put polka dots very much on my radar) so it took just a couple of clicks of the mouse for me to add to cart my latest striped purchase.
I blame Mrs Woog for a lot of things and this latest purchase is totally her fault. She gave away an awesome prize from Australian label Ollie & Max and in that prize was a red and white striped skirt. A short tube skirt that I immediately visualised with about six things already hanging in my wardrobe.
Shopping justification complete, I waited impatiently for the object of my new wardrobe lust to arrive. And when she did, I was not disappointed. Not one bit.
In the last three days, I’ve worn her twice and I plan to wash her today and trot her out again later this week.
Want to take a look at her on the model?
Yep, so this not how you’ll ever see me wearing this skirt. I’ll leave that to my more petit friends.
See, for me, this skirt is a contrast piece. It’s slimline and offers the perfect outfit partner to a floaty tee or long shirt. I always aim for this contrast and tend towards slimline on the bottom half, floaty on the top.
I bought up a size – opting for a size 16 – so I could confidently wear it as low as I wanted to and I’m glad I did as this is an above-the-knee fit on my 167cm height.
I love that it’s self-lined so I don’t have the same issues I have with some of my other tube skirts where the fabric is so thin it doesn’t leave anything to the imagination. And I can assure you, I’m of a vintage where a little imagination goes a long way.
Here’s my first look … something I’d wear for the school run and a day at home working on the computer.
Ollie & Max red striped skirt worn with: Witchery tee (wardrobe basic); Country Road seamless tank (wardrobe basic); Witchery scarf; Zoe Kratzmann sandals; Uberkate necklace and earrings; Noosa Amsterdam cuff; Prada sunglasses
Here’s my second look … something I’d wear for a meeting or lunch out.
As it cools down, I’ll wear this with leggings, knit top and a long jacket – with ankle boots or ballet flats, which is why I probably immediately fell for its wardrobe potential.
Any garment that can cross from summer to autumn to winter is a wardrobe winner in my books.
What say you? Is this something you think you could wear? (Heads up … it also comes in black, green and royale blue. Umm … I feel some more clicking coming on!)