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4 Must-Have Skirts This Season.

This Spring 2013 monochome, stripes, two-tone and mauve are dominating colour palettes. So as far as I am concerned, this is going to be a perfect spring because I love me some black and white. If you have been reading my OOTDs you’ll know I’m a huge sucker for skirts. And like me, if you’re looking to upgrade your style this year, then you’d definitely want one of these babies in your closet. Here are some ideas on how to wear my top skirt picks this season. Click on titles to visit shop link.

1. The Two-Tone Pencil Skirt – Mango

This piece is so classy and sits well with trending colour hues this season. It looks well expensive; like a Stella McCartney skirt; and it is excellent value for money. Only £29.99! I have a feeling this is going to sell out really fast. Definitely adding this one to my collection. 


Because this skirt looks haute to me, I decided to keep it simple and maintain the monochrome vibe it is giving me. I’ve paired it with a beautiful two-tone top and a statement leather bag. A red lip is the only pop of colour on this look. I can totally see Solange Knowles in this. No?

The Mango Look
Yves Saint Laurent, Asos, 3.1 Phillip Lim
The Mango Look

2. The Colour Block Leather Mini Skirt – Zara

What’s not to love about this? Zara always finds a way to keep shoppers coming back for more. This mini skirt is my new lust item this season. It’s so reminiscent of a grown girls version of a glam night out. Yep, it’s time to give up all the cheesy minis. If I’m gonna do a mini skirt, I’m gonna do it with some taste. And that’s one tasteful mini skirt right there at £39.99.


Do you like how I’ve dressed it up?

The Zara Look
Tory Burch, Elie Saab, Dolce & Gabbana, Swarovski

3. Leather Look Pleat Skirt – Topshop 

I don’t know if red goes out of style for you, but for me it doesn’t. This pleat skirt looks so delicious. You can go playful and really casual and wear it a pair of vans or you can dress it up with heels. Get it from Topshop at only £28.62C49DRED_large

How I would wear it:

The Topshop Look
Illamasqua, Carolee, Nixon, Giles, Casadei
Topshop Look

4. The Pencil Skirt – H&M

Always in the mood for a  bargain, H&M serves this black and white print pencil skirt at £24.99. This is one of those skirts that you’d feel tempted to experiment the print on print look with. There are so many way creative ways to rock this.  A closet-must.


I paired prints and see what I came up with.

The H&M Look
Clarins, Oscar de la Renta, Versace, Mango
dare to mix prints

You love? How would you wear these pieces? Which look is your favourite? Well Mango and H&M are two strong winning looks for me.

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  • claudia tausi
    January 20, 2013

    LOVE THE H&M LOOK!!!!!!! so original! and unique!

  • Mandy
    January 20, 2013

    Wow @Mango Look. am so getting this. great post.

    • MsAidyl
      January 20, 2013

      nothing beats a monochrome look.

  • sylvia waindim
    January 20, 2013

    i looove the zara skirt it is complete art to me.

    • MsAidyl
      January 20, 2013

      Totally! They know exactly how to get my attention.

  • Ifeoma
    January 20, 2013

    Yup I love these. I was close to buying the h&m one the other day just so I could try a print on print look lol

    • MsAidyl
      January 20, 2013

      girl go for it! what stopped you?

      • Ifeoma
        January 24, 2013

        my bank card …

      • MsAidyl
        January 24, 2013

        lol. we in the same soup then.

  • Siluwe
    January 21, 2013

    H&M be killing ’em!! Thanks girl you just made me order that skirt:)

    • MsAidyl
      February 8, 2013

      yay! show us how u style it.

  • Can-C Eye Drops
    February 6, 2013

    I love this skirt, bought it in black and it looks really smart. The pattern is subtle but noticeable and stylish. I am 5’8 and the regular length is perfect for me. I am really looking forward to wearing this a lot. I have not washed it yet so can’t comment on how well it will wear.

  • Tiny Micia
    February 6, 2013

    The Topshop look is divine.

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