Boden easy jersey stripe midi skirt with white blazer and gold peep toe wedges
Anyone out there been wondering how to take one stripe skirt and wear it in three extremely similar ways? Anyone? 

Well, you’re in luck, because today it’s time for another instalment of ‘Night & Day‘ – the feature I randomly invented a couple of weeks ago, in a bid to try to pretend I was actually being really clever and inventive during my recent holiday, rather than simply wearing the same things all the time. Just humour me, OK?

As with the previous post in this (very short) series, this post is very much based around those times when you have a very limited amount of clothes to work with, so please keep your expectations appropriately low as I show you three ways I wore Boden’s easy jersey mini skirt on holiday:

beach outfit featuring stripe mini skirt, loose shirt and sunhat

MORNING: Boden skirt; Topshop shirt & hat; Zara top; Dorothy Perkins sandals; Little Marcel bag

Boden easy jersey mini skirt with white sweater and flats

NOON: Boden skirt; ASOS sweater; Red Valentino bag* (similar ); Dorothy Perkins shoes (similar)

stripe pencil skirt worn with fitted white blazer and gold wedges

NIGHT:  Boden skirt; Zara top and blazer (this season’s); Michael Kors wedges* (available in nude and black here); Michael Kors bag*

The first of these outfits was one I wore for a morning at the beach, hence the giant tote bag (which contained my swimsuit, amongst other things: I didn’t sit around in a skirt and top: not that I haven’t done that before, mind you…). Not getting sunburnt was my main priority here, which is why I’m wearing the shirt: if I’m going to be spending a lot of time in the sun, I like to reinforce my sunscreen by wearing something with long sleeves, if I can. This shirt is lightweight enough for me not to be too warm in it, but unfortunately it didn’t fare too well on this particular outing, because when I got back to the hotel, I realised I’d managed to get sunscreen stains all over it: gah! I managed to pick up a replacement in a local branch of H&M, but I kept this one too, to use as my “beach shirt” – it’s handy to have something you’re not too worried about ruining at times like this!

The second outfit, meanwhile, is almost identical, but I’m wearing a sweater rather than a shirt/top and flats instead of sandals: it’s revolutionary stuff I have to show you here, isn’t it? I wore this for an afternoon’s sightseeing: it was a little bit chillier that day, so I needed the sweater – I can’t actually remember what I was wearing under it, but I’m going to take a wild guess it was the same Zara top I’m wearing in the other two outfits, so this one is even MORE similar to the others than even I had realised: whoops!

While we were taking these photos, we had an amusing run-in with The Others who, as some of you know, like to follow me around wherever I go. One of the ways The Others like to torment me is by turning up at even the most remote locations, and then getting all up in my personal space. Example:

me on a wall

Here I am, enjoying some peace and quiet at the end of path which led to absolutely nowhere. Terry took this photo, turned round to adjust the camera settings, and when he turned back…

THE OTHERS

THE OTHERS. Dun-dun-duuuuuun!

I swear to God, this happens to me AAAALLL the time. I could find a seat on the moon, and The Others would find me there, seriously. But anyway! The skirt!

The third outfit was worn on the same day as the very first one: exchange the shirt for a blazer, and the flats for heels, et voila – a very slightly different outfit, which is neverthless almost the same. Yes.

Beach outfit featuring stripe skirt and white shirt
casual spring outfit with stripe jersey mini skirt and white sweater

Boden easy stripe mini skirt with high heel wedges and white blazer

And that, my friends, is how I wore one stripe skirt for three different activities. It’s also how I used yet another opportunity to feature that Zara blazer on my blog: I’d like to say this will be the last time you’ll be seeing it for a while, but … you all know it won’t be, don’t you?

stripe mini skirt

14 Comments
  1. I absolutely love this Boden stripe skirt! All the different outfits are gorgeous too, you’ve definitely inspired me. Your photography is so beautiful. Love this post!
    Kate x
    kateiscoveting.wordpress.com

  2. Look at that sunshine and sparkly blue sea, I could do with some of that! You know I’m a stripes fan too, they’re on repeat in my wardrobe even when not limited to a holiday suitcase. Fabulous gold wedges too. Xx

  3. Oh… I’ve wanted a stripe jersey skirt like this for ages, you temptress you! I am utterly convinced of their necessity for a holiday now. And the same thing happens to me with The Others, but I did still find your photographic evidence hilarious 😉

  4. I actually really love this. That skirts is super cute, and even making things just slightly different is better than what I often do which is wear the same thing with the same thing over and over again and never change it up slightly at all. It’s only somethings I do that with. And I have no idea why.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

  5. This is so inspiring. What makes it also great is its practicality. You know those times when you have to go on trips, even holidays, and you have to pack lightly? This post shows that, yes, you can travel light and still have fun dressing up for day and night.

  6. Amber, LOOK! I’ve just followed your link to the Boden skirt and see that there’s only a size 8R left in the green stripe, which is a shame for me as I really need a 10… but (and I don’t know if you’re a 6 or an 8, so please don’t be offended if you’re actually a 6) LOOK! A GREEN STRIPE MINI SKIRT FOR JUST £10.80! TEN POUNDS AND EIGHTY PENCE! GO GO GO!

  7. I love your blog, it help me a lot, I buy a lot but i don’t know how to wear it… And by the way you only say blazer zara but don’t put the true link to this blazer, I wish you have, zara have many blazer…I hope one day you speak about shoes, I m a fan of shoes but I don’t wear many because my feet are very sensitive, i have a thin and long foot, so i m easily hurt but i look after beautiful heels well made and confortable. sorry for my poor english, i m french and obviously not fluent.

    1. This blazer is about 5 years old – it’s no longer in stock, so I wasn’t able to link to it.

      I’ve actually written quite a lot of posts about shoes, and have a shoe blog at http://www.ShoeperWoman.com: I don’t have sensitive feet, however, so that’s not something I’m in a position to talk about, I’m afraid!

  8. thank you for your answer, you talk about the black blazer and the white blazer of zara so I believe it was this season, my mistake.

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