I don’t think I have ever worn an item of clothing that has made a bigger statement than this fabulous print asymmetric high-low jacquard skirt. It was the most impulsive of impulse buys and I absolutely love it. Despite being a style blogger and having so many clothes that I recently added more rails to my dressing room, (by dressing room, I mean a tiny but incredibly hardworking spare bedroom in which I’ve maximised every centimetre of space with storage), it’s actually very rare that I go shopping. This skirt aside, I honestly can’t remember when I last went into a fitting room. I buy most of my clothes online and receive the rest from those brands I work with. On this particular occasion, I was in London with Michelle, The Barefaced Chic, for a round of Autumn Winter Press Shows. We found ourselves in the Oxford Street branch of Coast and this skirt was there staring me in the face. Love at first sight, I was utterly smitten. I tried it on, it fitted beautifully, Michelle loved it too, so I bought it.
A show-stopping skirt needs only a very simple top, one that is neat and that tucks in. This high necked top with scalloped sleeves, a detail I love, ticks every box.
The skirt is like an origami structure. The exquisite folding gives it oodles of volume which is further emphasised by the asymmetric high-low length. It feels heavy when on the hanger, but not when being worn. It moves, swishes in fact, with the body and falls perfectly and beautifully. It’s a skirt for twirling, for swooshing and for partying-I wore it to my close friend’s 50th birthday party. It’s a skirt for enjoying, for having fun in and it makes me smile just looking at it. To me, it’s a work of art and I adore it.
A skirt this fabulous needs a jewel of equal magnitude. How perfect then, this large Swarovski crystal cocktail ring from my friend Lisa, The Sequinist’s shop.
And because it’s a skirt for celebrations, my champagne glitter Jimmy Choos, seven or eight years old and still my all time favourite pair of shoes, add a touch of sparkle.
Love Lizzy x
To see what else Michelle and I got up to in London when visiting the press shows, click here.
Attatea palm print statement high low skirt, £169, Coast
Elliah scallop sleeve detail fitted black top, £39, Ted Baker (available in other colours)
Green rectangle Swarowski crystal cocktail ring, £35, The Sequinist Shop
Tahiti shoes in champagne glitter, Jimmy Choo, past season