There are a lot of independent Queensland labels which I champion on this blog. Sacha Drake is one of those. It’s a label I’ve been talking about since before my blogging days.
The appeal of this label was the same then as it is now. It’s a go-to label for occasion and everyday outfits that fit and flatter.
It’s a label that each season skirts around the trends to give us wardrobe favourites that serve us well for many years to come.
I mostly wear and feature Sacha Drake frocks but for the Sacha Drake autumn-winter 2018 collection, I’ve chosen to showcase a top and skirt.
Separately, these pieces will work with so much in your wardrobe. Worn together, they form a fabulous event or occasion outfit – a brilliant alternative to a frock.
Let’s start with the skirt. This is a Sacha Drake style which I’ve loved in previous years. It’s the only “full” style of skirt that suits my shape. The reason it works is that the fullness comes off a wide band. I also size up in this style so that I can wear that waist band just below my short waist.
The a-line shape then flares gently out over the hips, creating a flattering line as it falls to my knees. The pockets are a huge appeal for me, adding a surprise comfort level in a garment that is otherwise all about the dressing up. The metallic polyester jacquard is an exclusive print to Sacha Drake and it’s one which has a decent weight to it, also adding to the skirt’s flattering appeal.
You know I love a bit of shoulder action, which is why I love the top I’m wearing. I love the necktie and ruffle feature for a different twist on a trend that I hope persists well into spring-summer 2018.
Worn untucked with jeans or a slimline pant, the asymmetrical hemline becomes a feature. The rayon viscose fabric has a slight floral pattern that also adds interest.
So, tell me are you a Sacha Drake fan? Love a good skirt as an alternative to a frock?
* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.