PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEPHANIE SIAN SMITH
Remember I said that I know I'm onto a winner when someone compliments me on what I'm wearing? Well, another such purchase is this silver sequined skirt.
I've worn it to work a few times now and everyone comments. Sure, it's hard to miss, being so glitzy. But what draws attention is the fact it looks high end when it's actually high street. New Look, if you will.
I put it down to the flower-patterned formations of the sequins, which look heavy and intricate. Oh, and the fact that I bought a size up to get more length; less mini = more work-appropriate.
Are sequins really suitable for work? Sure, sparkle works in the office so long as you're not dressed for going out. I wear mine with simple white T-shirts, navy/grey/black wool V-necks, thick black tights and ankle boots.
With party season coming up, the added bonus is that this is the perfect day-to-night skirt. So, if you're going out straight from work, a change of top and shoes and you're good to go.
It goes without saying that you can buy this purely for going out. Plus, unlike glitzy party dresses, which can look a bit gaudy post-Christmas and New Year, it has more longevity, together with being a little bit more versatile. You can glam it up as much as you like or, equally, just dress it down.
Get it now from New Look's Limited Edition collection. Even better, it's reduced from £59.99 to £44.99.
So, this is what I wore with my sequined skirt this week:
Gap pea coat
H&M scarf (made of organic cotton, it's my all-season favourite)
And, obviously, my New Look skirt
For more workwear ideas, see ELLEuk.com's What ELLE Wears blog.