Autumn Spotlight trend: Styling the bias cut midaxi satin skirt

Satin is one of the many trends I’ve highlighted within my seasonal updates this autumn and winter. Like many trends, it’s not the first time we’ve seen it. It’s got a 90s vibe about it (just me?) and we saw it during spring and summer too.

Something which many people struggle with is how to wear a skirt. More specifically; what to wear with a skirt. Skirts can throw up all sorts of issues; the best length, what shoes, fitted or baggy top, to name but a few.

During my recent seasonal update workshop, I picked this bias cut satin skirt from New Look.* The colour was fabulous and the fabric just devine. Satin can add elegance to an outfit and make it feel dressier.

To demonstrate that you don’t need to restrict it to evening wear, I raided my wardrobe for things I could style it with. Here’s a selection of 8 (9 if you include the jacket):

Alternative options

– Smarten the skirt up with a blazer or jacket

– Try a waistcoat

– Wear a cropped top or t-shirt

– Swap the trainers for a pair of boots. Both long and ankle would work

– If trainers are not your thing, try some flat shoes, brogues or loafers

The skirt

As mentioned, the skirt featured is the burgundy satin bias cut midi skirt from New Look*. It comes in eight other colours too: black, dark grey, khaki, green, dark green, navy, red and gold.

It has an elasticated waistband which sits hidden inside the skirt. New Look classify it as a ‘midaxi’ length (which is somewhere between midi and maxi).

If you’re shorter in the leg or petite in size/scale, it’s likely to finish lower than it does on me. I’m 5 foot 5 and you can see that it comes to my ankles.

A bias cut can be flattering because it’s cut on an angle which creates more stretch and movement to the material. Whilst this is 96% polyester, it has an amazing soft, lightweight feel to the fabric and has elastane so it’s got some stretch.

Style personality and fit

However I’ve styled this skirt, your own style personality and shape needs to be taken into account. I talk you through fabric and styles plus your style personality influences during a style and image consultation.

I can help you select the most flattering styles and fabrics for your body shape – just get in touch to book your appointment.


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Six ways to wear one top

How many things do you have in your wardrobe that you simply aren’t wearing?

Let’s put lockdowns and restrictions to one side for a moment; are you really making the most of the items that you have?

I often find that people compartmentalise when they can wear certain clothes. Whilst practical, this method can also be restrictive. It stops you from wearing things as you’re telling yourself it’s not ‘right’ and denying yourself permission to enjoy your own clothes!

It’s totally understandable and relatable but consider this instead: the more times you wear something; the better value that purchase is! As a good old fashioned Yorkshire gal I like to think of this as ‘£s per wear’. The lower this figure becomes, the more use and value you have got out of it.

To help illustrate my point, take a look at this example:

One top worn with three different bottoms and one dress, creating six different outfits.

one top six outfits

What items do you have in your wardrobe that you aren’t wearing?

Consider why not: are they the right colour or style? Do they fit and flatter your body? Are they comfortable to wear? Do they still fit and feel appropriate for your lifestyle?

If you’re answering no to the above questions then it may be time to say goodbye. No guilt required – I’m giving you permission to let it go!


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