Hello dear friends, and I hope that is what we are because today I'm publishing a post that any pro blogger would bin. Let's see if you can spot why; answers in the comments box please!
The other day I was noting how a simple switch of shoes can change an outfit. You can read that post HERE.
Today, I'm looking at skirts.
I needed a longer sleeved top as the temperature has dropped in recent days to v. low 20s. Yes, I hear ya, brrr.
I wanted colour and was drawn to this M&S boatneck top in ... ultra violet!
Yup, when I discovered my UV cardi (shown HERE) I found its mate (£7) lurking on a rail as I was leaving the store. They were the only two UVs in the whole shop, so maybe brands take all this Pantone Colour of the Year hype with a pinch of salt.
1. East cotton lawn/lace panelled skirt.
Perhaps too much going on with the skirt, when it was the top I wanted to showcase. And a bit irreverent to The Rule of Thirds perhaps?
2. White, linen draw-string skirt, H&M.
Oh yes. Instantly I was getting good vibes from this look.
Straw hat with leoprint fabric trim, M&S.
3. Beige drawstring linen skirt, M&Co.
The shape was fine, the neutral colour classy, but I wasn't getting "vibrant" from this combo, the adjective this UV top deserves.
So that was my choice of skirts and those were my thoughts.
What did I feel worked best?
My final choice was the white A-line. My rationale:
I felt the white made the UV colour pop.
I felt that the simple line allowed the eye to focus on the pretty coloured top.
The differences in the change of skirts is perhaps subtle but a striking colour of top needs just the right backdrop to showcase it in all its glory and simple and white are the absolute musts for a strong colour in summer, like my vibrant UV gloriness here.
Did I make the right choice? You tell me.
Do simple differences in bottoms make a substantial impact to your tops? You tell me.
And have you spotted my blooper yet? You tell me!
Yup, it's over to you, readers.
A la perchoine.
Post note, 15.08.2018.
The Blooper Revealed
It's the wet patches on my right shoulder and down the front, best visible in the penultimate pic. I must have stood under a hanging basket or something before the photo shoot and only spotted the splodges after I posted but I thought, what the heck, we're friends, so let's make a game out of my messiness!
Thanks for humouring me with your participation, x.