I usually avoid anything trendy
I prefer timeless, classic basics spiced up with statement accessories. And I abhor artificial fibres and fast fashion, insisting on natural fibres and high-quality. But every now and then I succumb to the temptation of trends…
Take this metallic pleated skirt, for instance. Not only is it made of polyester, it’ s also unashamedly trendy. So, am I going against my principles here?
Not at all. You see, I subscribe to the 80-20 rule (in both healthy diet and style): sensible, quality choices 80% of the time and anything goes for the remaining 20%. In other words, this pleated skirt (and a few other fast fashion items without longevity) are the burgers in my otherwise healthy and sensible fashion diet…
The skirt is also one of those items that are better in theory than in practice. As it is made of polyester, static electricity makes it cling to my body… And that drives me crazy. I’ve tried an anti-static spray (even though I’m not happy coating my garments with chemicals), and it works. For a few hours, anyway. But wear a coat over the skirt (as any sensible person would, it being winter and all…), and the effect is soon gone. So, it seems that my love affair with this particular trendy item is going to be rather short-lived…
Nevertheless, I styled the skirt in two ways: classic and trendy. You will see the trendy look in a couple of weeks.
As I’m not really into the whole ‘festive’ party look, I wanted to keep my ‘classic look’ understated rather than formal or glam. I don’t really attend any formal events (honestly, I can’t remember the last time…), and I don’t enjoy ‘dressing up’. Seriously, having to dress up in formal attire would be my nightmare. Besides, the focus of this blog has always been chic and relaxed everyday clothing; smart casual is my comfort zone, and I’m clinging to it for dear life. In these uncertain times, we need something that remains constant…
skirt: Zara / top: Caroll / shoes: Hotter (old) /
bag: Chanel / Necklace: Andiata (old)
location: Hilton London Paddington
How would you wear this skirt?
Any ideas how to beat static cling?
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