Do you ever look into your overflowing wardrobe and feel like you have nothing to wear? So often we get stuck in a style rut wearing the same clothes in the same way. This is the series where I challenge you to reinvent your wardrobe – to shake up your style and wear something in a different way. It’ll save your wallet and improve your style!
Great style is not about having a lot of clothes. It’s about having ‘the right’ clothes.
I purchased a satin slip skirt last winter and I am loving the versatility it offers. Mine is a simple neutral with a snakeskin print from Seed. It looks fantastic worn casual with a simple tee and sneakers and can be dressed up easily for work or an evening on the town. It’s also really trans-seasonal – it looks just as cute with a textural knit and leather jacket as it does with a cream silk camisole.
You might have one of these simple skirts in your wardrobe, but if not they are certainly available everywhere at the moment. You’ll find them in different colours and patterns to suit any style or budget. The slip skirt should be cut on the bias and well made, so that it will flatter your figure and wear well over the coming years.
Below I’ve styled a neutral satin slip skirt 5 ways. It’s amazing how different each outfit feels just by changing up a couple of accessories. If you were to add colour (think a red bag) it would open up countless more possibilities.
TIMELESS I POLISHED I MINIMAL I CHIC I SIMPLE
This slip skirt and silk shirt combo is understated and timeless. The skirt itself is the focal point with its sheen and leopard print pattern. A splash of red lipstick adds a pop of colour creating a polished, simple look.
SATIN SLIP SKIRT I Realisationpar I Naomi Skirt in Wild Things I $180 USD . SILK SHIRT I Sportscraft I Last Season . HEELS I Jo Mercer I Grammy Black Patent $175 . BAG I The Iconic I Top Shop Vintage Grab Bag $60
SPORTY STYLE TWIST
CASUAL I COMFORTABLE I LOW MAINTENANCE I NATURAL I FRIENDLY
The sporty style twist has comfort as key. Interest is created with the contrast between the casual fabrics and silhouettes and the more refined satin skirt.
SUNGLASSES I Witchery IGeorgia Sunglasses $79.95 . SATIN SLIP SKIRT I Realisationpar I Naomi Skirt in Wild Things I $180 USD . WHITE TEE I Trenery I Last Season I Similar: Pima Cotton Cuffed T-Shirt $60 . BAG I Country Road I Last Season . SNEAKERS I Frankie4 I Polly White $235 . JACKET I Witchery I Last Season
DRAMATIC STYLE TWIST
CONFIDENT I GLAMOROUS I ALLURING I CREATIVE I EDGY
To create the dramatic style twist, confidence and drama are added with edgy accessories – the boots and bag with their metallic details contrast with the silky glamour of the skirt.
SILK CAMISOLE I Witchery I Last Season I Similar: Straight Neck Top $39.95 . SATIN SLIP SKIRT I Realisationpar I Naomi Skirt in Wild Things I $180 USD . BAG I The Iconic I Peta & Jain Brandy $69.95 . BOOTS I Jo Mercer I Metro Low Ankle Boots $260 . JACKET I Jeans West I Last Season
PLAYFUL STYLE TWIST
GIRLY I CUTE I FUN I BOLD I ECLECTIC
The playful style twist is created with cute, quirky details. The pretty cut-out on the kitten heals, the quirky round handbag and the eclectic contrast of the textural knit with the silky skirt. A bold red lip completes the look. This could be taken further with splashes of colour in the accessories.
SUNGLASSES I Witchery ICatrina Sunglasses $69.95 . KNIT I Witchery I High Neck Cable Knit Chalk $149.95 . SATIN SLIP SKIRT I Realisationpar I Naomi Skirt in Wild Things I $180 USD . BAG I The Iconic I Peta & Jain Jaz $59.95 . KITTEN HEELS I Butter I Black Suede Kitten Heel On Sale $137.76
ROMANTIC STYLE TWIST
FEMININE I PRETTY I WHIMSICAL I PLAYFUL I SOFT
The romantic style twist is includes feminine shapes, soft colours and delicate details. The off the shoulder top ads a flirtatiousness to the look. The straw bag adds a whimsical touch and a contrast of texture.
SUNGLASSES I Country Road I Isla Sunglasses $129 . OFF THE SHOULDER TOP I Country Road I Gathered Sleeve Crepe Top On Sale $59.95 . SATIN SLIP SKIRT I Realisationpar I Naomi Skirt in Wild Things I $180 USD . BAG I Oroton I Camille Straw Satchel $449 . HEELS I Jo Mercer I Stella High Heel Sandal On Sale $99.95
REINVENT YOUR WARDROBE
If you would like to read more about using style twists to reinvent your wardrobe, check out my STYLE WORKBOOK where you can develop your ultimate personal style guide. Now you can follow your moods, twist up your style to suit and reinvent your wardrobe in numerous different ways.
Own it and wear your chosen look with confidence. I’d love to see how you style your satin slip skirt.