Last summer I made a completely out of character impulse buy. I consider myself to be a sensible shopper and will often go back and try on something a couple of times before purchasing it. I have to be absolutely sure before I part with my money. Case in point my wedding dress. I’m fairly sure I drove the lovely team at Rue de Seine mad with the number of times I dropped by their boutique to try on my dream dress before making the big decision.
But back to the impulse buy. On the hunt for a sensible black skirt, a silver metallic pleated skirt (see below) caught my eye at H&M. I was sure I’d never have an occasion to wear it and it was too over the top for my style. But somehow it became my go-to piece last summer – easily transitioning from a night time party piece to something I could dress down with a simple singlet top and sandals.
Once you’ve caught the metallic skirt bug its hard to shake it and I recently added a Zara emerald green metallic skirt to my wardrobe. I love dressing it down with this Uniqlo and JW Anderson white t-shirt and white and navy Stan Smiths, or making it work appropriate with a pair of black pointy toe heels and this Andrea Moore sheer top.
Shop the metallic skirt trend below: