#MyStyle (sort of): The curious case of the white skirt

I may have mentioned on my Instagram before that whenever my mum and I go shopping, 99% of the time I’ll buy something, or she’ll buy something for me.

In January I tried on this white skirt at Zara and thought it was quite pretty; mum thought so too so she bought it for me (on sale, $49.95). I hadn’t had the chance to wear it since then but I was itching to share it with you all so I thought I’d do a few pictures today to write up a blog post.

Well, I put it on… and was surprised by how “meh” I felt about it.

I tried it with my trusty chambray shirt – no deal. I looked through my blouses – and found nothing that I thought would go well together with the skirt. I finally went with a simple black tank, also from Zara – which looked OK – but I still wasn’t wowed by the whole outfit. I went with some black pointy toe flats from Witchery to keep with the feminine theme – and still no cigar.

I’m not sure what it is about the skirt that is bothering me. Perhaps I styled it wrong? Maybe when mum bought it, it was one of those days when the price of the skirt outweighed how it actually looked? Am I only keeping it because my mum kindly bought it for me? I can’t quite out my finger on it. Yet, I really want it to work – which goes against the one of the principles of my capsule wardrobe, which is keep only the things that you love and make you feel good in your closet. And I can’t say I love this skirt – well, not yet. I don’t know if I will either.

It’s still a pretty skirt – I love the detail on it and the length is good – but when I saw it on me again I just… I don’t know… didn’t feel good in it. And I really wanted to like it, as it’s something I don’t normally wear. But maybe that’s just it – it’s not my usual style, the style I’ve been defining for the last 3 weeks, which is why it feels unfamiliar to me.

So I throw it over to you guys – is this skirt a keeper? Should I style it differently so it feels more “me”? Do you have any ideas on how to wear this skirt? Let me know in the comments – I’d appreciate any/all ideas!

Outfit details:
Hat – Forever New
Tank – Zara
Skirt – Zara
Shoes – Witchery

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