Capsule wardrobe #1: Checkered skirt

This checkered skirt is something I saw and knew immediately that I wanted as part of my Autumn / Winter wardrobe. I don’t typically wear mini skirts, but paired with stockings in the cooler months makes it feel less risqué. You might typically think of checkered skirts as being a bit circa ’99 Britney Spears, but losing the pleats and going with a straight cut makes the piece way more updated and versatile.

Look#1: White t-shirt and blazer

You could wear this look paired with any closed toe shoe, but I love a heeled boot. Adding the oversized black blazer breaks up the otherwise form fitting outfit, which makes it more work appropriate. A crisp white t-shirt with a slightly longer sleeve keeps this look fresh and professional.

Look#2: Burgundy knit

The colour of the knit matches the red stripe running through the skirt, making this a perfect fall or winter season look. Paired with warm toned eyeshadows or a berry lipstick, will add just the right amount of colour to this look. I also love this outfit with combat boots.

look #3: Black turtleneck

This 1960’s inspired outfit with a black turtleneck keeps all of the focus on the skirt. Keeping shoes and accessories all black is a must. If you need an extra layer, go with a turtleneck knit.

look #4: White shirt

A white shirt makes this a great office outfit. To achieve this tied shirt look, decide where you want your knot to be, leave the buttons from that point downward unbuttoned, then tie in a double knot. The knot will cinch you in, so ideally place your knot at the most narrow point of your waist. You’ll need a soft fabric shirt, rather than a stiff cotton or it won’t sit flat.


As always, simple jewellery is the most chic. Keep in the same colour family, black, gold or silver.

Which is your favourite look? Leave a comment below, lets talk x

4 Comments Add yours

  1. The Elegant Aristocrat says:

    I love how you styled the turtlenecks with this skirt.

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    1. Claire Marlow says:

      Thank you, and thanks for reading 🙂


  2. Lovely 💕
    You have wonder fashion sense! Would you like to see my capsule wardrobe?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Claire Marlow says:

      Thank you so much! X

      Liked by 1 person

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