Back in the early days of Daisybutter, I was the proud creator of a weekly series: Ways to Wear.
Each week, I’d select an item and style it in three ways in a bid to get me and my little pool of dedicated readers re-wearing pieces from our existing wardrobes. I’d been blogging for around 11 months then and became increasingly aware of the community’s tendency to consume and (possibly even to) create in a cyclical manner.
I’d begun steering my Uni work towards features around sustainability in fashion, and really found my groove delving deep into the research around it. So, I decided to pull back on excessively sharing up to seven outfits a week and write a weekly feature all about repurposing wardrobe staples in three unique, trend-led ways.
And with the current discourse surrounding sustainability and slow styling, I think I’d quite like to bring it back.
In this instalment, I’m tackling the oft-reached for satin slip skirt.
It’s absolutely everywhere this season and has been so since last season, making it a capsule wardrobe mainstay by my book. Whether you decide to plump for a block colour version or the slightly less time-transcending animal print one, here are three ways to keep the momentum going on yours.
Featured: Topshop Split Side Satin Bias Midi Skirt
Early spring is certainly that of cold snap territory. Poetic Instagram captions might suggest otherwise, but here in the UK it’s definitely not no-jacket weather just yet.
I really enjoy texture play when it comes to styling outfits. A chunky jumper will offer just the right amount of warmth sans coat. It’s a great way to soften up the sleek fluidity of a satin slip, particularly if you select a longer knit that’ll just-about skim the hips. Add in a sock boot when it’s cold, or opt for some V-throat pumps.
By and large, this is how I’ll be wearing the trend until I’m told not to.
White trainers are just an infallible wardrobe staple. Thanks to adidas, Stan Smith’s are in pretty much everybody’s arsenal. My wonderful other half gifted me the Stella McCartney vegan leather Stan Smith trainers for Christmas 2018 and I’m basically sneaking them in to every possible outfit. They add so much depth and satisfying chunkiness to a delicate slip skirt, and I’m living for it.
Plus, comfort is king.
I’d also add in a boxy T-shirt. Look for pure (organic) cotton styles or something with a little viscose in for that chic, loose-fit silhouette. Knot it at the front hem and then tuck the knot inside the hem for a really cute, ‘50s pin-up inspired look. Then add a textured cross-body bag. It’ll be a winning texture contrast again your satin slip skirt. It’s all the detail.
Finally, something a little more polished for the girl who is optimistic for a warm spring.
This beautiful shirt is one of those wear-daily pieces. I think it’d look just as chic with love-worn, torn-up jeans as it does in this look. Keep the placket entirely buttoned, tuck it in just-so to the satin slip skirt, and slip on a pair of loafers or heels as preferred (I adore backless loafers!).
Plus, shop the tote bag.
Et voilà! The triumphant return of one of my personal favourite blogging series. Let me know which Look was your favourite.