I’ve always been a fan of maxi skirts; when I was younger I used to have this long white one that I would wear whenever possible, but then my taste changed and I haven’t looked at a maxi skirt since. That is until I noticed them cropping up in Japanese fashion, and I was so tempted to get one right away but decided to wait patiently for it to appear in Western stores.
A few months down the line they arrived on the scene, and when I saw this white mesh skirt on Boohoo I knew I just had to get it, and BAM it was in my wardrobe. It’s amazing how versatile this skirt can be so it wasn’t that hard to come up with five different combinations for it, all of varying styles. You got your larme kei and your gyaru kei, both super easy to wear in your everyday life. It provides the perfect amount of layers for those cold days but it’s also light enough for Spring. I love it!
01. Bows and Frills
I noticed that Liz Lisa had included this type of skirt in their Autumn/Winter collection so of course it’s just perfect to go with my slouchy Liz Lisa sweater*. I really can’t get enough of these types of sweaters and it’s amazing that this is the only slouchy one I have. I really want to buy more but my wardrobe is currently overflowing… Sigh. A girl can dream!
skirt: boohoo / sweater: Liz Lisa* / handbag: Dorothy Perkins / accessories: Ruby Rose, Dreamy Bows, Primark & Miss Selfridge / socks: Kawaii Gyaru Shop (discount code LIZBEE) / shoes: New Look
02. Snow Fairy
This is one of my favourite outfits I have compiled with this skirt, and I actually wore it for one of my Christmas dos which you can see here. I felt so princessy!
top: missguided / skirt: boohoo / clutch: Debenhams / accessories: Ruby Rose, Dreamy Bows & Primark / heels: Dorothy Perkins
03. Dreaming of Denim
This outfit is more suitable for springtime but what the heck, it’s super cute so I had to include it. It would look great with big bouncy curls and one of those boat hats (I think that’s what they’re called anyway). I can actually see myself wearing this on a picnic! If only the weather was good enough in Britain.
top: Primark / skirt: boohoo / bag: Primark / accessories: Dreamy Bows, Primark & Claire’s Accessories / socks: Kawaii Gyaru Shop (discount code LIZBEE) / sandals: Sweet Soul Shop
04. Check meowt
Veering onto the more gyaru kei side, I never actually thought that this coordinate would work but it does. It’s super casual, and I’ve added in a hint of Halloween with skeleton hand hair grips. Who says that Halloween is only for a day?
top: Forever21 / skirt: boohoo / scarf: Primark / bag: boohoo / accessories: Blue Banana (earrings unknown) / socks: Kawaii Gyaru Shop (discount code LIZBEE) / trainers: Sports Direct
05. Afternoon Tea
And ending it with one final larme kei inspired outfit. I’m in love with the pale pink colour and it goes so well with both white and black! This would look great with softer gyaru makeup and a curled updo. I’m saving this outfit for when I next go out for afternoon tea.
top: Miss Selfridge / skirt: boohoo / belt: eBay / clutch: Debenhams / accessories: Dreamy Bows, Primark & Tesco / heels: Dorothy Perkins
That’s all for today! I really love making these posts, and I’m hoping to do more this year. If there’s anything you’d like me to mix-and-match then please let me know in the comments below.
Until next Sunday!
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*You can get similar items in Kawaii Gyaru Shop. I have a discount code for you too: LIZBEE
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