THE SKIRT


I told you I loved leopard print. But how much is too much? In the words of Luther Vandross, it's never too much, never too much. While others may contest otherwise, I shall continue to create a shrine to the print with the array of leopard items I have hoarded in my already bursting wardrobe.


So, there's no surprise then that as soon as I spied & Other Stories' sell-out skirt of the summer, I had to purchase it. I've had it in my possession for some months now and since then an influx of frenzied shoppers have raced to get their hands on the silky wonder. If you're still searching, you're probably out of luck, sorry. Perhaps try Ebay, where the skirt will set you back £80, a £19 hike from the original retail price.





The skirt is probably, in-fact, is definitely, my favourite sartorial endeavour of the summer. You can dress it down, as pictured above - featuring a dose of double leopard in the form of an ever versatile sandal heel, all the while pared down with a simple white t-shirt and matching bag from Mango, an accessory which my boyfriend has jokingly nicknamed the kettle bag due to it's uncanny resemblance to the kitchen appliance, but I still love it all the same.

And, if like me, you're reluctant to be separated from your sartorial staple once evening falls and a slightly smarter take on the print is required, instead style with black strappy heels, a sheer black blouse and arm yourself with an elegant Shrimps-esque pearl embellished bag as I did on holiday.



Worried about the skirt's sartorial shelf life post-season? No bother. There is no need to banish the midi length marvel to the back of your wardrobe once summer finally grinds to a halt. Consider the garment, or any ankle skimming skirt for that matter, as the perfect transitional item to tide your attire over to autumn. You would do well to match with a white polo neck jumper and pointed black ankle boots (or thigh-high, whatever serves you well) and wrap up in a coat of your choice. My cold weather armour? As always, I will reach for my much loved (and much worn) vinyl trench from Alexa Chung's collection for M&S a few seasons ago. Some things will never change.

Now all I need is a vintage inspired leopard faux fur number and I have all eyes set on this Warehouse concoction which I think will get on nicely with the rest of my collection, probably best not to wear it all at once though, mind.

| Wearing: T-shirt: & Other Stories | Skirt: & Other Stories | Shoes: Topshop | Bag: Mango | Sunglasses: Topshop | Necklaces: Brandy Melville and & Other Stories | Earrings: & Other Stories |