*This post contains gifted items however it is not sponsored. All thoughts & opinions are my own*
I am vertically challenged. It’s ok, I have come to terms with it. In fact, nowadays I actually embrace being all of 5″2 and firmly state that good things come in small packages, but it has to be said that for a long time I’ve found it pretty frustrating.
Granted, it’s still frustrating when I have to stand on a chair to reach things out of the kitchen cupboards or can’t quite reach things on the top shelf in shops, but for the most part being petite is just who I am and I wouldn’t want to change it for the world.
Over the years, my lack of height has made me shy away from certain items of clothing. Things such as maxi dresses and midi skirts are so cute and look incredible on other people but have just never looked quite right on my frame, either swallowing me completely or just making me look a lot shorter than I actually am by completely eclipsing my legs from view.
I do love a challenge however, so when I Saw it First got in touch and asked if I’d like to collaborate on styling some pieces, I decided to embrace the silhouette of the season and get my hands on a midi skirt. Unlike the bias cut skirts we’ve been seeing a lot of on the high street recently, this one had a nice slit up the side of it meaning that the shape was altered slightly and you could catch a glimpse of my leg, y’know, to remind you that it is actually still there.
I think having this break in the fabric is 100% the reason why I’ve been able to pull this look off and actually feel somewhat confident about styling this type of skirt. I actually filmed a video recently for my Youtube channel featuring five different ways to style midi skirts, so if you’re looking for further information make sure you give it a watch: click here. While you’re there, remember to subscribe too!
One of my favourite ways that I’ve styled the skirt so far was actually on a cooler weather day when these pictures were taken. I threw on my favourite jumper from & Other Stories – I love its deconstructed style fit – and my Dr Martens Farylle boots just to keep it casual and also add a bit of ~edge. I’m kinda obsessed with the way this whole look came together and it’s something I’ll be wearing later in the year with a pair of nude tights too.
Do you like the way I’ve styled the midi skirt? Do you have any other styling suggestions? Let me know in the comments!
Jumper: & Other Stories | Skirt: I Saw It First* | Boots: Dr Martens | Bag: Burberry