Monochrome Midi

I do love a good midi skirt and the second I saw the perfect one appear in the new arrivals at New Look I wasted no time in making it mine (shopping ban, what shopping ban?). I’ve been wearing it non-stop for work as I do find the midi length better for the office- no knicker flashing for me thanks very much! It’s not as structured as some of the midi skirts on the market which makes it perfect for twirling in…I do hope New Look release more colours in this style!

Skirt: New Look (here) | Ribbed Top: New Look (here) | Shoes: Stylist Pick

Just as I thought it had been a while since Mae invaded my outfit photos along she trotted, 100% unwilling as ever to pose with me preferring to do entirely her own thing.

My wardrobe has been lacking in staples and basics for quite some time so when I spied this ribbed top for a mere £8.99 it was another no-brainer purchase (again, what spending ban?) and I hope that as budget allows I can pick up some more in other colours as they are the perfect length and fit for wearing to work.

This year I’m definitely determined to embrace a more minimal approach to clothes shopping, attempts at saving aside I really could do with less fancy patterned pieces and more of the staples that can be worn with a variety of separates. Where do you shop when it comes to getting basics? It’s been so long since I properly browsed for them I have no idea where to begin. I’ve had a mass wardrobe cull and I’m listing bits and pieces on it’d be good to spend some of the proceeds on stocking up on the essentials.

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14 comments for “Monochrome Midi

  1. I love that midi style on you. Unfortunately being so short, that length is just no good for me. I have also decided to adopt a more minimal approach to clothes shopping. I am a big fan of bright clothes but I do tend to get fed up with them quicker.

  2. You look so great in midis! I like GAP, Uniqlo and H&M for basics x

    Josie’s Journal

  3. Love the skirt! It really suits you. I prefer midis on my self in the summer.

  4. I really like you in a midi skirt, you always make them look stylish. This one is great!! Definitely a great work look! Hmmm, staples, yes I am very like you in that I magpie pretty patterns and lack in the basics. I tend to find mine in charity shops, Primark, Uniglo or H&M. M&S is good too.Xx

  5. I love the skirt – it looks perfect on you. I’m trying so hard to avoid browsing any websites as I need to keep this spending ban up. Sucks working full time for no pay. :(

  6. That is one fab skirt on you! Look at Mae! She needs a blog of her own. x

  7. Ohh how to style a midi skirt info, thank you!

    love it!

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  8. You always look so fantastically & effortlessly stylish, I am determined to actually do OOTDs but that inner demon makes me so far double guessing & doubting again, aim . . . to have started doing them by mid March.
    That skirt looks just absolutely incredible on you. Got to love Mae dollying along into every picture :) Also I am really proud of you & how good you look.
    xxx

  9. You look beyond beautiful Laura! Midi-skirts suit you so damn well ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  10. Sorry I’ve been so quiet Laura, I have been really withdrawn, and finding it difficult to pull myself out of this funk.
    I’m trying to wiggle my way back into the blogger community, I’m lonely without you girls.
    Byt the way, you look really great in this simple outfit, you have such lovely features and stand out hair, it all works so well together…beautiful.

    Gems x

  11. This outfit is so grown up and I love that midi on you. I’m all for buying less and shopping better etc – I don’t think you need to spend a fortune on basics but I’ve always enjoyed Zara and Gap for good t-shirts. x

  12. Ooh I like this skirt, nice to see longer stuff appearing on the high street! (I sound like such an old lady saying that…) Awesome boots too :)