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Help me style this skirt?

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RookieMonster Fri 15-Jan-16 18:40:42

I got this lovely swishy circle skirt from the sale rack at Matalan for £4. Bargain! I want a navy or royal blue merino jumper (or possibly 3/4 length sleeved fully buttoned cardigan) to wear with it, but I didn't have the time/inclination to go hunting, so I'm working with what I own. No special occasion, just want to wear it and look nice. What are your thoughts on these options?

A) orange jumper
B) white blouse under short sleeved navy loose-knit jumper
C) white blouse on it's own
D) white blouse under denim jacket t-shirts type thing

RookieMonster Fri 15-Jan-16 18:41:41

Picture for D

absolutelynotfabulous Fri 15-Jan-16 18:43:06

I like the orange jumper best.

RookieMonster Fri 15-Jan-16 18:45:38

Ooh, or E? Orange jumper under denim jacket thing.

possiblefutures Fri 15-Jan-16 18:48:05


SymbollocksInteractionism Fri 15-Jan-16 18:49:57

I would probably wear it with the white shirt but add a wide belt and long necklace. Do you have ankle boots? Ankle boots and navy opaques would make the outfit look more casual and daytime.

Sparklycat Fri 15-Jan-16 18:55:46

Def not option 2 that looks really frumpy. Option 3 is best.

Greengardenpixie Fri 15-Jan-16 19:01:28

Dont like the white shirt. Its too office like. The orange top is the best. The others dont work/look frumpy. I like the shoes the skirt and preferably a top like the orange but in the colour of the middle one [navy blue] would look really good too.

TheBitterBoy Fri 15-Jan-16 19:03:00

I really like E, but also B and C, although B makes you look bigger than you are, I like the look anyway.

RookieMonster Fri 15-Jan-16 19:31:16

I'm scared of ankle boots! They wouldn't make me look stumpy?

I don't own a wide belt. Probably should get one!!

I might go shopping tomorrow. ;)

SymbollocksInteractionism Fri 15-Jan-16 20:11:10

How about this kind of look?

Buttwing Fri 15-Jan-16 20:15:35

E looks really good.

fiorentina Fri 15-Jan-16 20:16:23

Ankle boots and potentially a 'short' that sits on the waistline will make it look more current. Ideas on the Other Stories website for styling skirts like this. Or maybe on Pinterest?

sarah2011 Fri 15-Jan-16 20:21:44

Orange jumper, or do you have a white vest top and black fitted cardi. You have fab pins btw

Cocoaone Fri 15-Jan-16 20:28:22

Orange - but tuck it in. Show off your waist!

KP86 Fri 15-Jan-16 20:29:51

Orange jumper. Would be keen to see it tucked in as another poster suggested.

ididntsignupforthis1 Fri 15-Jan-16 20:32:54

Orange again

MrsNoraCharles Fri 15-Jan-16 20:51:44

I like C because you have tucked it in, so agree with PP thinking the orange jumper would look good also tucked in. Great colour combo.

SuperFlyHigh Fri 15-Jan-16 21:27:50

White blouse on its own (C) or orange jumper (A) if I were you though I'd get a much more fitted maybe stretchy long sleeved white top than the blouse and perhaps even an orange top the same.

The White top makes you look slimmer on top and you also know what works.

Also not being unkind but please don't wear or not in that combo B top/jumper combo much, it's doesn't suit many people and ages you. You look younger (in body) in the other combos. Also think about shoes, orange again would be great also maybe purple or bright pink to contrast. Black wouldn't go. Maybe even a green (olive) colour. Someone who does great cheaper colourful shoes is Kate Kanzier and they have a website too.

Skirt is a good bargain by the way! smile

Leelu6 Fri 15-Jan-16 21:38:46

I really like D. casual yet smart. how do you keep your tummy so flat? smile

RookieMonster Fri 15-Jan-16 22:42:54

Thanks all - compliments have been a pleasant surprise, and advice on what's current is very helpful! I will try the orange tucked in tomorrow and share the results here. grin

I lost a lot of weight last year and am finally confident enough to really pay attention to fashion. Slightly sad that my blue jumper is frumpy, but I see that is true from the pics!

Are these boots too "quirky"?

sarah2011 Sat 16-Jan-16 07:09:49

I think they are a bit old fashioned sorry x

flanjabelle Sat 16-Jan-16 07:19:06

Can we see a pic of the Orange jumper tucked in? I really think that's the way to go. Well done on your weight loss! You look fantastic smile

sarah2011 Sat 16-Jan-16 07:19:12

I prefer shoes with that skirt, show off your legs, don't cut them off with a boot.
What about these if you want something s bit different - reduced too!

Bambooshoots14 Sat 16-Jan-16 07:32:43

Definitely not b. I like c

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