Skirt: Jacqui E
Shoes: Chie Mihara
Pardon the shiny face and the flat hair! It bucketed down rain for most of today and I’m just feeling a bit waterlogged. Still, at least my awesome graphic print skirt still has a bit of fouff.
I spotted this one in the window at Jacqui E just before Christmas while I was doing some present-buying. They’ve been flying under my radar for a year or so because I don’t have that much need for corporate-wear, and everything else on their racks was just so same-samey that I stopped visiting the shops. More fool me, because it looks like there’s still a few gems to be found.
The skirt is fully lined with lovely deep functional pockets. The outer fabric is a cotton sateen, which really showcases the bold black and white print (that, full disclosure, kind of reminded me of the Play School windows). The pleated skirt was sewn flat for several inches below the waistband which made the pockets pull open in a not-terribly-nice way over my hips, but once I got the skirt home I just unpicked the pleats open and the result’s much more successful.
The wide black waistband means that I haven’t figured out any other way to wear it other than with a black top, so any recommendations would be great!
I can’t find this skirt on the website any more, so if you love it as much as I did your best bet might be to try some of the clearance stores.
Blush looks great with black and white, as does grey and nude. Strappy sandals to lighten the outfit.
Thanks Cilla – I have a lovely blush top, I’ll give it a whirl!
You could wear ut with other colors and add a belt over the waistband. 🙂
Thanks Anna – I’ll have to give it a go!
Oh so pretty!!
I have a skirt with a black elastic waistband. I made some wide sash belts in different colours and I tie them around my waist (hiding the band) in a bow.
This would look cute with a plain white blouse and a red sash bow and your cute flats with the hearts on top.
That’s a cute idea! Thanks Toni 🙂
I like a bit of bold color with black and white.
or if you wanted to wear something untucked a fitted shirt like this might work
So retro-cute – thanks!
Fantastic skirt! I think it might go nicely with a blue-grey top, too, like a stormy sky above the rooftops. Or an ombré-dyed top that is dark(er) where it meets the waistband for less contrast, and lighter as it goes up.
Ah, and Ombre top could be a fun remix project too!
Or, of course, a black & white patterned top!
Hmn – a bit of pattern mixing! That hadn’t occurred to me – thanks Jessie
Red or lime – such a statement.
Thanks Jenny – I do love red with black and white 🙂
I think the black waistband would look good against a burgundy top, a forest green, or a midnight blue 🙂 Love the print of the skirt!
Nice idea, Catherine – thank you!