Monday, July 25, 2011
Work it to the max
H&M has really embraced the floral trend of late. Walking into the store is like stepping into the Garden of Eden. And what caught my eye was a button-front maxi skirt with a beautifully detailed flora and fauna print along its skirt tails. So glorious is the pattern, I'm tempted to overlook its polyester credentials.
But at £29.99 for man-made fibres, it has to work hard to justify its price tag, so I've thought of three ways to wear it:
1) As a maxi skirt (as intended). Unbutton it thigh high to show some leg and team with a neutral body or top and a wide tan belt for a glamorous day look.
2) As a strapless dress. Add a belt to stop your figure from being swamped by the voluminous fabric. And, if there's any pinning required, throw a cardie on top to hide.
3) As a cape. Use the top button to fasten and then disguise with a brooch.
As you can see, I like option three best. The skirt-cape complements my Whistles Sabina dress and vintage clutch bag perfectly. How would you wear it?