Just occasionally I like to dip my toe in the black sartorial pool (a fancy way of saying I don't wear black much). I bought a black maxi skirt as a great basic a couple of years ago and it never fails to look good in either summer or winter, though strangely I do prefer wearing it in the summer. It lends itself perfectly to a very simple floral tank (with another underneath; I do like to layer my tanks) and strappy flat sandals. In another outfit with this skirt a couple of summers ago I mentioned how a maxi skirt with a tucked-in top really lengthens your legs - even with flats. Now that's a miracle where my average-length legs are concerned.
The gorgeous suede lace-up sandals are one of the treats from my day with Marks & Spencer this week - I was working on a campaign that was all about Style Evolutions. Dressing 'for our age' was a hot topic... All will be revealed in a blog post before the end of the month. I think you're going to love it.
What are your go-to combinations that make you feel tall and elegant? Do you have any tricks that you can share with us...? I'd love to know!
Tank: La Redoute | Skirt: Asos (this one is brilliant - it converts from a maxi skirt to a strapless midi dress!) | Sandals: c/o Marks & Spencer | Bag: c/o Brenda Macleod | Earrings: Accessorize | Sunglasses: French Connection | Watch: Asos
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