Sunday, 13 August 2017

Two Outfits, One Skirt*


You might find this surprising, but I'm a seriously light packer when it comes to weekend breaks. Not because I've got packing down to a fine art, but because I get grumpy if I have a heavy bag. No, I'm not joking, I really am that pathetic. So when Boohoo challenged me to make my holiday wardrobe go further for the exact reason of making packing easier and lighter I knew I'd be able to do it because it's what I do every time I go away. I've focused on packing items of clothing that can multi-task and put together two completely different outfits to show how versatile one item can be. I love getting creative with styling outfits and if I can save myself a heavy suitcase in the process then I'm one happy lady.

The item I chose to tie both outfits together is this gorgeous skirt*. I find skirts so easy to dress up or down so it seemed like the perfect option for this challenge. Boohoo have such a huge range of skirts that it legitimately took me about an hour to actually narrow it down to this one, but I adore pleated midi skirts so it was always going to be this one really. So far I've only invested in a black pleated midi skirt and the pale green is a much summerier (is that a word?!) alternative and the colour actually goes with more than you'd think. A pleated skirt like this one is perfect as a multi-tasking wardrobe item as it really can be dressed up or down based on what you want to achieve with your outfit and I've styled it two different ways in this post based on things you might find yourself doing on a UK city break!

Outfit One | Daytime 





During the day I tend to stay quite casual. Generally, I'll be doing a lot of walking because I love a good wander when I'm exploring a new place so I basically want something comfortable and practical but that I still feel good in. The great thing about this skirt is that it's so effortlessly chic as well as being insanely comfortable (hellooo elasticated waistband), which means that it's easily paired with a t-shirt* and trainers. The t-shirt and trainers make a very casual outfit, but the skirt just gives it a little bit of an edge and I always like to look that little bit different. I love it when an outfit just comes together and makes you feel good about yourself when you've put in the minimum effort! I went for a striped t-shirt because stripes are always a good idea and it's just another element of interest in the outfit, although the skirt would look great with a plain t-shirt as well. This particular t-shirt is so comfortable because it's fairly loose-fitting and it's also incredibly soft so perfect for walking around all day in.

Skirt* - Boohoo (here) | T-shirt* - Boohoo (here) | Trainers - Tu Clothing (old) | Sunglasses - Asos (old)



Outfit Two | Evening


I'm definitely one for a more casual evening look than super dressy as I'll usually be doing something quite chilled anyway like a meal and a few drinks (and then bed by 10pm - rock and roll) so I paired the skirt with this off the shoulder top*. I love off the shoulder tops in summer and I adore the little pom poms. The pom pom trend is one I've taken far too long to get on board with, but now I've started I probably won't be stopping anytime soon. I love that the top could also act as another versatile item just like the skirt - it makes a lovely evening look as part of this outfit, but it could just as easily be paired with jeans or denim shorts on another day for a more casual daytime look.

The sandals* are my absolute favourite item in this outfit - again they're fairly casual, but the heel on them just makes the outfit a little more dressy for the evening. They're also incredibly comfortable - the strap around the ankle gives a bit of support and the heel is just the right height for me to still be able to walk in (always useful). In fact this whole outfit is very comfortable so perfect if you're heading for a meal in the evening (lots of room for a food baby). The whole outfit makes me feel like a sassier version of me and when an outfit does that you know it's a goodun.








Skirt* - Boohoo (here) | Top* - Boohoo (here) | Sandals*- Boohoo (here)

Amy x

*Complimentary items featured in this post, opinions my own. 
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  1. Love these looks! And those sandals look dreamy xx

    Lucy | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely! The sandals are so comfortable I love them! xx

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  2. Such lovely outfit choices! Love the skirt paired with those two different tops! x

    TOUCHOFGS // BLOGLOVIN 

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    1. Thank you lovely, the skirt goes with so much it's great :) xx

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  3. Like the second one better!<3
    www.blogellive.com

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    1. I can't decide a favourite! I'll just go with wearing one during the day and one in the evening! xx

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  4. You look gorgeous Amy, I love the two outfits you picked! xx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. Thank you so much you babe, hope you've had a good weekend xx

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  5. I'm such a fan of packing clothes that go from day to evening, I'm a lazy packer and I just can't be bothered with it all! We're away over Bank Holiday weekend and I'm already dreading putting together a weekend wardrobe, think I'll be taking a leaf out of your book!

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    1. Yes I am such a lazy packer! Most other people talk about overpacking but I'm like noooope haha xx

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  6. Love the first one, you look gorgeous (:

    CM | XIII.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting :) xx

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  7. Love both these looks Amy, the skirt is so pretty!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma, it's my new favourite for sure :) xx

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  8. Absolutely love this skirt!! I thought pleated skirts like that were more formal wear, but seeing your first pics has definitely changed my mind!! xx

    Golly Miss Holly

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    1. Yeah I was so surprised at how casual it looked with the t-shirt! xx

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  9. I love both of these looks; you've styled a couple of really great causal outfits here Amy! My favourite has to be the striped t-shirt, so cute :)

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Thanks Gabrielle, I think that's my fave too, such a great everyday look! xx

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  10. Oh my goodness you look so amazing Amy! Love both looks, you are so stylish !!
    Alex ox

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    1. Ah thank you so much you babe, says you! xx

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    1. Thank you so much, it's my new fave xx

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  12. I'm a light packer, too. It's easy with dresses as they're quite small anyway!

    Love this skirt.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Yeah dresses are definitely a good shout when it comes to packing light! xx

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  13. You look amazing in both of these - and I love the pleated midi, its one of my favourite skirt shapes! Also your hair is looking cracking in both sets of photos FYI. I really want to be a light packer but I fail every single time - I just put it off and put it off until there's not enough time and then I throw loads of random stuff into a bag, then a few more bits just because I havent planned anything. Planning my outfits around a couple of key multi-tasking pieces would probably be a better thing to do! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. Aw thank you! I'm lucky that I'm usually planning outfit posts for while I'm away too so that helps keep my packing light rather than staying undecided and just packing whatever! xxx

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  14. Loved the two outfits! I love pleated skirts, stripes and I simply loooove pompoms! You look really so beautiful! I am addicted to pompoms and tassels :) Hope you have a lovely day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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