I realise though that not everyone has the same mentality as me and the question of what to wear a piece with is a paramount question. This becomes even more so when it comes to statement pieces. You may have nailed a statement trend in your date night outfit, but then what happens to that fabulous piece? Does it become a one outfit only piece? Knowing how to rework an item over and over again is the key to longevity in your wardrobe and help ease that wallet situation.
Leopard Print Skirt- c/o Matalan*
So I decided to style a skirt from Matalan's new statement collection 3 ways. A day time look, a work look and a night time outfit. The Statement collection is all about on trend pieces, yet simple, quality designs to make them keepers. I chose this fabulous pink leopard print midi skirt as the print is a real head turner. Its fun, sassy and guaranteed to get the boys lookin'!
However at the same time, such a loud piece can be hard to wear again and again. However for one night only I will be your very own Gok and show you three different looks to inspire you to wear more statement clothes.
Day time. Think pencil skirts are strictly a more formal item? Not at all. Worked with a casual slogan t-shirt, and leather jacket, the loud colour instantly makes this a fun, day outfit. Day time you can clash prints, as in two coloured leopard print, wear other patterns and clashing colours as this all helps to add a youthful tone to a statement piece.
Work wear. Living the corporate lifestyle comes with many benefits, but trying to remain professional while being stylish can be tricky. If you are going to wear a statement skirt at work, make sure the rest of your outfit is very neutral and traditional. A crisp white shirt, black blazer and simple courts keep this outfit on the right side of appropriate.
Finally night time. This is wear a statement skirt really comes into its element. You could work this look so many ways, but i decided to go for a uber glam look. Classic, elegance and ladylike- 3 things that never go out of style. By adding another statement piece; the shrug, firmly puts this in the formal category and as the skirt is so long, to keep the look young, add a cheeky crop top.
3 very different looks, using just 1 skirt which costs £10. I know its easier said than done, but if I could just give you one piece of fashion advice- Just go for it. Trust me I've had many fashion mishaps over the years because I've taken the plunge and worn quirkier statement pieces, however the good far out ways the bad. And to be honest, fashion is all about expressing yourself, so next time, go out and take that statement skirt to the till knowing you can wear it again and again.