Making a basic drill skirt work several ways should be a given but for many of my clients they struggle to see the potential in pieces and end up wearing them only one or two ways despairing that they have nothing to wear.
Now these pics aren’t flash but I’m delving into my photo library to show you all a few examples of how this budget drill skirt is a workhorse in my wardrobe. Even though it was a budget piece (under $30) I still want to get dollar per wear value. When I talk about dollar per wear I’m talking about mileage. Is this piece going to pay for itself in wears or am I handing over money for something that will sit idly in my wardrobe?
The reason why this skirt works is because I bought it in a favourite colour…coral. I wear a lot of blue, grey, off whites, chambray and orange so I know this coral will team back well with them all, I also know I have plenty of scarves and necklaces that will also work with this piece.
Teaming a neutral like grey is perfect with a bold coral, and a kimono or cape with print will inject some extra life.
Wearing a print tee with the skirt in a similar colour can be risky but lightening up the whole outfit with a white jacket settles it, I’m also a fan of adding that 3rd piece…a jacket, vest or scarf for breaking up pattern, block colour and a curvier body.
Even when I’m wearing a white tee that isn’t in my best white (it’s a bit bright), the skirt is the distraction and when I add a chambray vest it helps to break up the tee but the orange in the skirt falls in love with the blue chambray 🙂 The same principle applies for my clashing print shoe, the orange falls in love with the blue. I added the black necklace to top n tail with the black in my shoes and it also creates a ‘virtual’ v neck’ as the neckline is too high on this tee for my liking but I love the print.
Is your wardrobe working hard for you? Do you give thought to ‘dollar per wear’ when buying clothes?