Monday, 12 August 2013

hello sunshine

A change in seasons always brings excitement. New pieces are discovered and eagerly combined with old favourites that have been dusted off ready for another round of action. This year, the much talked about, lust have item for Spring/Summer by a long stretch, seems to be Zara's mini skort. A super chic easy to wear skirt/short hybrid has set the fashion blogosphere all atwitter with delight. It's structured - but relaxed, simple - yet multi layered (literally) and you could pair it with almost anything and look pretty dang amazing. It's like the toasted sandwich of trend items, innocuous at first glance but once the magic behind the simple design is unleashed there could be no going back. The possibilities were endless and the lure of it was completely intoxicating...

So how could I resist???

This past weekend gave us just a glimmer of what summer will bring and it felt like the perfect time to try out my version of the skort ensemble. You might have seen a variation of my post in other blogs - but that's the beauty of this piece, it's so versatile and adaptable that you can use it over and over again.  The basic premise may be the same but like a well known recipe (another food analogy... can you tell I'm hungry right now?), everyone puts their own spin on it that can make all the difference in the end product.

For my take on this "look of the minute" I went classic with a sharp edge. Pairing the statement skort with a fine knit black  +white tank, silk blended linen long-line blazer in neon orange, barely there studded ankle strap sandals and a mixture of gold jewelry. I aimed to keep it interesting with various degrees of texture - hard and soft - thick and thin. This gave me the ability to alternate between playing up my femininity and strength in the look.  Plus it was just fun to wear!

So there you have it. Skort a-la chan. I hope you enjoyed the flavour


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(jacket: MNG by Mango - similar here or here , top: Splendid - similar here, skort: Chica Booti - similar here , shoes: Windsor Smith - similar here, bag: Estilo Emporio - similar here, sunglasses: Cotton On, jewelry: selection at Lovisa)

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