Why I’m a skirt convert
I’ve never thought of myself as much of a skirt-wearer – ever the tomboy, slouchy trousers, suiting and shirt dresses take preference over anything swirly or girly. But this summer there’s been something of a breakthrough; when an influx of super skirts meets a heatwave, it makes sense to reconsider. And, becoming a skirt convert was relatively straightforward. Continuing to experiment is the only way to discover another winning outfit combination – and whenever there’s an element of uncertainty, I welcome the wardrobe newcomer with a selection of much-loved, old favourites. Introduce a great shirt and a pair of summer sandals you can walk everywhere in and all the skirt shyness ebbs away. By keeping things simple and faff-free, I’m well within my Gentlewomanly comfort zone. Now that a number of non-bifurcated garments have slipped easily into my wardrobe, I’m no longer skirting the issue.
Photography: Claire Pepper