Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Whistles Carrie skirt
Recently, I've been obsessed with Carrie. No, not SJP's alter-ego in Sex and the City (although just as stylish). I mean the Carrie pleated skirt from Whistles.
Don't know what I'm talking about? Where have you been? This pleated polyester skirt in highlighter pink has been featured everywhere. Flirty, fun and bright, Carrie is this season's bestseller. So much so, everyone has been tripping over her skirt lengths to get the calf-grazing midi version at £110.
It's been an instant sell-out. Yep, even Bargainista Fashionista has failed to get her hands on one. But, thankfully, Carrie also comes in a shorter, sassier knee-length version at £95. So that's what I got, just so I could have that fabulous fluoro pop of colour hanging in my wardrobe.
Want one, too? The good news is I've heard more skirts are in production. In the meantime, ring around. That's what I did. Whistles is most obliging in terms of putting an item on hold for you. Plus, stores will post an item out to you, too.
Trust me, Carrie's worth it. The neat pleats, prim yet pretty, turn librarian/granny chic into sexy and sophisticated. And I love how the voluminous, lightweight swathes of material with that raw, just-cut hem intensifies the vibrancy of the colour.
If you want to work the fluoro trend in a feminine manner, this is the way to do it. Copy Jil Sander and wear your brights with a plain fitted white tee. Or do what Isabelle over www.isabelleoc.co.uk has done and team brights with brights. Damn it, I want the longer version now!