I’ve been banging on a lot about polka dots recently right? How can you not when everywhere you look there’s another cute dotty number just waiting to be worn, so naturally when Joy very generously asked if I wanted to pick something from their women’s clothes range my eyes steered towards this amazing midi skirt and I was sold.
My first thought was; picture this with some sliders and a crop in a hot country.
But this is actually so versatile I’ve slotted it right in to my work wardrobe as well as my holiday wardrobe and my weekend wardrobe, what more could you want from one skirt?! Here I’ve gone for spring weekend vibes (which is probably how I’d wear this most) with most of the buttons undone, but granted for the office I’d go a little less riskaaay, fasten a few more of the buttons to save any awkward flashes and sling on a pair of pointed sock boots or loafers to smarten it up a bit.
A look I really, really want to try is the double polka dot one. I mean I know that’s probably not the technical name and you’re probably thinking what of earth is the double polka dot trend, but what I mean is the kind of polka dot mix and match two piece. Wearing a polka dot skirt, with a polka dot top (or jumper, or blazer… you get the drift). I’m sure I’ve seen somewhere a black skirt with white polka dots and a matching white top with black polka dots which was dreamy, I can’t for the life of me remember where or whether I just made it up because I do that sometimes and then wonder why I can’t find said item. Anywaaaaaay, I’m short of a matching polka dot top for this skirt and slogan jumper works just fine!
Seriously, is there anything that slogan tees don’t go with?!
And whilst we’re walking about this outfit, thoughts on wearing trainers with skirts? I personally love it, that contrast between girly and masculine is what I’m all about right now. This skirt paired with heels or cutesy girly sandals just gives it a completely different vibe that is so not me, it’s almost too grown up and sensible looking for me to enjoy and takes the fun out of fashion (IMO!). Maybe it’s a look I need to try out to appreciate but for now I’ll stick to what I know and love.
On the subject of trying out new looks, you might have noticed that I recently took the plunge to go blonde(r) and shorter which was a long time coming and if I ever so much as utter the words ‘I want to grow my hair’ again then someone please just shove a picture of my straggly ‘long’ hair in my face. God, that was not a good look. I’ve never had long hair before, like proper can-sit-on-it long, but every now and then I get a little urge to try and grow it to see how I’d look – I mean you can’t help but be jealous of those girls that have L’Oreal advert worthy hair!
The blunt cut bob is nothing new to me but the BLONDEEEE is! And by blonde I mean balayage because I don’t think my hair will ever get to that white blonde shade, nor would it look good whatsoever, but this is by far the lighest my hair has ever been. I’m not precious about my hair whatsoever so I’m more than happy to try out new things every now and again, if it looks bad you just dye it back, luckily for me the condition of my hair seems to hold up no matter how many times I dye it. It’s taking a bit of battling with and hours in the salon to try and get rid of those brassy tones (& I still have to use toner on the regs) but I’m really enjoying being a little lighter, especially for the summer months!
I hope you’re all enjoying the sunnier weather (LOL I wrote this when we had that freak heatwave, now all I see is rain when I look out of my window!). Let me know how you would style this skirt for the warmer months or holidays (have a I mentioned I’m going to Lisbon in July… and this will certainly be coming with me) and if anyone has any tips to keep the blonde from going brassy I would luuuurve to hear them!
*Skirt – JOY / Jumper – New Look / Trainers – Zara / Bag – H&M
*An asterisk denotes an item which has been gifted to me. All imagery, styling and opinions are my own.