Styling A Classic Checked Midi Skirt.

When you’re browsing on the internet or looking through a magazine for fashion inspiration, and you see an item of clothing that really catches your eye, you either go to the website and buy it, or look for something similar and within budget. Especially, if the item is too expensive – which sometimes can be the case.

Winter White woollen coat from "French Connection".

I saw a picture, online, of a Midi skirt and loved the rich colours and check design. So, after doing some detective work, I spotted this Mango skirt and immediately sent for it.  It’s a lovely light wool and the colours are khaki and brown tones with buttons down the front.

There are, of course, so many different ways you can style this skirt. These versatile colours allow me to wear the skirt with a neutral colour palette or bolder, contrasting tones.  This skirt, for me, is a classic piece that I can wear, for many years to come.

The Midi is my favourite length – I find it very flattering for me.  This skirt is a timeless classic.  During this season, there couldn’t be a more perfect fabric. To me, it oozes femininity and style.  It’s great, either dressed up with heels or knee-high boots, or simply dressed down and casual, with ankle boots.

Winter White woollen coat from "French Connection".

Winter White woollen coat from “French Connection”.

Here, I have matched my skirt with a – winter white – “French Connection” coat, a pop of red cashmere, completing the look with long black leather boots..I really love neutral tones as they add a timeless and sophisticated look, particularly when worn together.

I have also added a faux fur “French Connection” gilet (below), along with a timeless cashmere sweater from Marks and Spencer to complete the look.

"French Connection" Faux fur Gilet

“French Connection” Faux fur Gilet

"French Connection" Faux fur Gilet

“French Connection” Faux fur Gilet

"Mango" Leather Bomber Jacket

“Mango” Leather Bomber Jacket……..Here, I’m wearing long black leather boots with a short leather biker jacket, also from Mango

"Mango" Leather Bomber Jacket

“Mango” Leather Bomber Jacket

"Zara" Double Breasted Brown Jacket

“Zara” Double Breasted Brown Jacket

"Zara" Double Breasted Brown Jacket

“Zara” Double Breasted Brown Jacket

I bought this brown jacket, recently, in the “Zara” sale.  It was reduced from £119.00 to £29.99 – I couldn’t believe my luck!!  I know I will get a lot of wear out of it.

Thank you for your time and I hope you found the post helpful and informative!

Please leave a message if you have any questions.

Please note that this blog post contains no gifted items, but may contain some affiliate links.  All of the items are my own.

Alison xx

Brown Leather Knee High Boots from "Marks & Spencer"

Brown Leather Knee High Boots from “Marks & Spencer”

 

 

Cashmere Oatmeal Jumper from "Marks & Spencer"

Cashmere Oatmeal Jumper from “Marks & Spencer”

Cashmere Oatmeal Jumper from "Marks & Spencer"

Cashmere Oatmeal Jumper from “Marks & Spencer”

 

 

 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. February 7, 2019 / 6:16 pm

    Love the winter white coat and midi skirt. Nice to “meet” you.

    • February 7, 2019 / 8:50 pm

      Hi Gail,
      Thank you – I’ve had this coat for ages – at least ten years – the colour it is, i’m a little scared to wear it all of the time – I just get visions of either chocolate or red wine getting spilt on it!
      Lovely to meet you too!
      Alison
      xx

  2. February 12, 2019 / 8:59 am

    I’ve been debating about buying a cream coat. They just look so glamorous and elegant. Worried about my clumsy spillages though! This looks great on you xx

    • February 12, 2019 / 5:45 pm

      Thank you! I haven’t worn it a lot for the same reasons. I can be very clumsy. That’s probably why the coat still has that new look as it is quite old. I saw a lovely long, beige wrap coat advertised from Marks and Spencer, which, I may check out as I liked the look of it!
      Alison
      xx

  3. February 17, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    I hardly ever buy at full price. You’ve got a fab skirt there.
    Thanks for joining #muttonstylemonday #linkup and I hope you’ll come over again tomorrow.

    • February 19, 2019 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you, Anna. Me too, I always wait for at least 20% off, or for the item
      to go down in the sale. Now, when I buy something I always think will I still
      love this in six months, or five years time even?

      Thank you for starting this linkup – I don’t think many people know I’m here, so I really
      appreciate it!
      Alison
      xx

    • March 12, 2019 / 9:20 pm

      Hi Emma,
      Yes, this skirt is a very versatile print, I am getting a lot of wear out of it.
      I love a bargain and this brown jacket from Zara is lovely quality – I think it was
      £119 at full price, so I was very happy!
      thank you
      Alison
      xx

  4. March 19, 2019 / 9:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish #linkup. I like the skirt and your long boots – nice to read your blog. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • March 21, 2019 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you Jacqui – so pleased you enjoyed my post.
      Alison

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