Wearing: Dorothy Perkins shirt, Topshop skirt, Primark brogues, Mango ring
On: Thursday 3rd February
For: Raising eyebrows
When I was 15, all my skirts were this length. Not officially – only after 3 rolls of the waistband. I’d leave the house all demure and studious in my school uniform, then roll up my skirt, pull out my ponytail and line my eyes when I got round the corner. I was never told off my blatant disregard of the no makeup, no skirts-above-the-knee rules either – I think the glasses trick people. You may think I’m an intelligent, sensible young lady but actually I’m a thigh-flashing rebel who’ll eat your son for breakfast (I’m not really. The first impression was correct).
This is the first time I’ve worn a skirt like this since that fashion rebellion 10 years ago. I think I like it – it balances out the loose shirt perfectly and it’s surprisingly comfortable – but I do feel younger in it. And actually, there’s something really nice about that.
Do you ever revisit styles from your past? Anyone rocking a floppy velvet hat or satin waistcoat?