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How to Wear the Skater Skirt

One of the big trends on the Autumn/ Winter 2012 catwalks was the skater skirt and what a lovely cut of skirt it is!  The flouncy, feminine style is flattering on the thigh and brings a little excitement to a winter wardrobe.  However, I imagine that is poses one or two problems for some.  Is it not the type of skirt that can only be worn for evening?  Perhaps a little too short of winter?  Will it not enhance my muffin top rather than my womanly curves?  The answer to all of these issues is good styling.  The skater skirt is actually, a very versatile piece which can see you through, day, night and weekend with ease.  See how I would style an affordable Boohoo skater skirt for the various occasions below…

I love the addition of the ox blood coloured pieces in this look which are also bang on trend for Autumn/ Winter, it complements the mocha of the skirt perfectly.  Ankle boots are the shoe du jour and for weekend I would suggest opting for a chic  flat version such as these Office Chelsea boots, so whether you are shopping, lunching or having a mulled wine at the Christmas markets (yes, it is almost that time again) your feet will be comfortable.  

Despite being short, teamed with an opaque pair of black tights, there is really no reason why this skater skirt cannot be worn to the office.  The shirt, blazer and court shoe tone the look down enough to make this outfit suitable professional attire.  My loyal readers will know that I am obsessed with the Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo handbag and I am, in fact, rarely seen without one.  It makes such a good and professional finishing touch to this outfit along with the beetle pendant from Mango which adds a little interest to the otherwise plain white shirt.

And yes, last but not least, the skater skirt is also perfect for cocktail hour.  In this look I vary the ankle boot to a heeled version from Newlook which brings height and glamour of the overall look.  I am in love with this Topshop necklace and even though it may be pricey at £75 it channels the baroque trend perfectly with the jewel detailing, very regal.  


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