Don’t get me wrong; I like to think of myself as being relatively cautious and sensible in my purchases. But when my eyes lit upon this skirt, I knew it was meant to be. Cue calls it the Graphic Contrast Floral Pencil Skirt. I call it the Radiant Skirt of Glorious Beauty. It was both a statement and a classic, at once functional and a work of art. It was a foregone conclusion that we belonged together. I just needed to make it work double-time to justify its price.
Fortunately, a printed pencil skirt is surprisingly versatile. To use that tired retail trope, it’s the classic ‘desk to bar’ item. Let me demonstrate.
1. Wedding/Cocktail/Any dressy occasion, really, short of black-tie. The sheen of the skirt dresses up any fitted top, and all that remains is to add some killer black pumps and a clutch. Do forgive my ineptitude with bling, though. I believe Linette is planning a post on jewellery.
2. Dressy-casual. Call me crazy, but I actually think this pairs surprisingly well with a grey chambray skirt and quirky flats. If this were a movie, the person wearing this outfit might be at work in a relatively creative environment. An art gallery? An advertising agency?
3. All of a sudden, the addition of a leather jacket and some wildly impractical heels turns the ladylike skirt into something else again.
4. And finally, when paired with a simple black top with a high neckline and a sensible black tote, it becomes work-appropriate.
Do you have any multi-tasking clothing items? Or even any post-expenditure justifications for splurges (sigh)?