Skirts have always posed a problem for my wardrobe. I love the way they look but in the past, for whatever reason, I’ve struggled to find a flattering cut or design which was comfortable and wouldn’t rise up my waistline or constrict my movement when I walked. I also found them difficult to style compared to the ever-effortless dress which I could throw on without a second thought.
I had almost written skirts off as something that wasn’t for me when this black tiered linen skirt prompted me to re-consider their place in my wardrobe. The tiered ruffle detailing and the midi-length is feminine without being over the top and it’s comfortable enough to wear all day without feeling like I need to get changed the minute I get home (pencil skirt, I’m looking at you). It also fits perfectly around my waist and the fact that it’s linen is most definitely a tick in it’s favour.
The inspiration for this outfit came when I saw Beck Wadsworth, founder of An Organised Life, combine an olive coloured turtleneck knit and a tiered midi skirt. The simple monochrome look created such a lovely silhouette which epitomised Beck’s understated but elegant approach to style and it was one of the first combinations that came to mind when I was brainstorming ways to re-style this piece beyond the warmer months (you can see one of my favourite ways to wear it in spring and summer here).
The black merino knit was an op shop find and I love that even though it’s an oversized knit, the sleeves are tapered to give it more shape. I think this skirt will also pair nicely with this black turtleneck knit. Although I’ve styled it with black kitten heels, I think that pointed ankle boots would complete the look during winter.
Shoes: Nine West (similar, here)
Photos: Sara Eshu