Actually that's not fair. We mustn't think like this otherwise we'll never get ourselves into a denim skirt and we should.
Now at the beginning of the season I do recall saying, nay pontificating - as the world and his dog were buying the button through M&S skirt - that I was not going to be going down the denim skirt route *flick of hair condescendingly*.
Well now I look like a plum as I think I might need one of these...... No I definitely need one. Ok so at the moment I'm torn between one of the pencil skirts from yesterday and one of these. Trying to work out which I'd get more use out of.
So what should one wear with these? Well I think we can pretty much go with what we'd wear with the pencil skirts. I'm thinking thin knitwear for during the days when it's not super warm - just enough coverage to not need a jacket... I'm going with a tee tucked in and a little blazer with flats for a casual look during the day. And the classic denim shirt or crisp white shirt to ring the changes. Shoes.. well, I'm going with pretty much any heel that I can think of for a smarter look. Ankle boots would also work a treat for casual (or dressier boots for dressier looks) and for during the day, I reckon sandals or sneaker shoes would be a goer too.
Lots to try out. But first of all, I need the actual skirt.
Starting with my fave look from yesterday - pencil skirt, just below the knee and with a slit up the middle. A belt is a necessity. This is rather irritating seeing as I just ditched a whole shedload of belts that had been gathering dust for YEARS in my old wardrobe. Again - the Law of Sod says that one shall keep something for 8yrs, not wear it, sling it and it will come back into fashion exactly two months later. *cue belt research*
This is probably one of my top choices. Belt included...
ASOS denim belted midi skirt with patch pockets £35
In a lighter shade of denim - slightly shorter perhaps but the model is 5ft 8 so it should hopefully sit just below the knee on most. Love this look - the shirt, the shoes - perfect. (and this looks ok without a belt... )
ASOS Denim Split Skirt in midwash blue £30
If you prefer your slit at the back then there's always good old M&S to rely on. In a classic blue denim.
Sculpt & Lift Denim Pencil Skirt £32.50
I have to say I quite like it in the white option.... Personally I think I would stick to a blue denim as I'm a beginner at this skirt thingy but if you're more experienced, then definitely it would be a lovely option for your wardrobe.
In white £32.50
A darker indigo is a much smarter option, from Boden and don't forget your 25% off. We've gone from 20% with our pencil skirts yesterday to 25% off today. Code 5X5K. From today for four days.
Modern Pencil Skirt in Dark Denim £59 before discount. This is designed to finish just below the knee and is available in three lengths (yay! Cut seriously, why do more skirts not come in petite or long...?)
I have to say though, this is pretty darn marvellous.... especially at this price.
Indigo Pencil Skirt £28 from Dorothy Perkins