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Saturday, 19 May 2018

One Black Wrap Skirt, Three Ways

Top: Saturdays NYC
Skirt: Zara
Sandals: By Malene Birger

One of the hardest things about moving to Australia (aside from leaving family and friends, of course) was the wardrobe situation. I had just one suitcase with a weight limit of 30kg plus a carry on which, if we're being real here, is essentially what you'd take on a long holiday. The clothing cull before I left was hard but it was actually a great process - whatever I didn't love or need didn't get a coveted spot in the case (well, there are a few pieces that I couldn't bear to permanently part with so  an exception was made and they've taken up residence at the house of my ever-patient and accommodating parents). 

It's a mentality that I've stuck to during my time in Aus too and I've only bought one new item of clothing since I've been here (the Saturdays NYC top above, which is actually men's but I saw it in a sample sale in Sydney and it was boxy linen heaven). It's been three months, which I think is a record for me. Maybe I'm the new Marie Kondo?

Top: Zara
Skirt: Zara

Anyway, aside from quality, longevity and timelessness, one of the key elements of choosing the pieces I did take was versatility. Will it work with the rest of my absolute must-takes? Will it suit different occasions, climates, footwear? This wrap skirt from Zara was one such piece that ticked all the boxes. It came in my favourite colour (black), had enough detail to make it interesting (the wraparound style, the big white button) and unlike a lot of skirts I come across, was actually a shape that I liked.

Top: Rick Owens
Sunglasses: ASOS
Skirt: Zara
Sandals: By Malene Birger

These outfits are just a few ways I've been wearing said skirt over the past few months. It came with a matching top so that too made its way into the virtual basket (natch), and that's made an easy co-ord for going out to dinner or for those times when I want to look and feel a bit smarter. For a streamlined look in the hotter parts of our trip I paired it with a simple Rick Owens vest (thank youuu The Outnet) and for giving it a boxier, looser silhouette, the aforementioned Saturdays NYC top has been the perfect accompaniment. 


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