I’m having a lot of fun this season styling this embellished skirt by Ivko which I bought in Serbia about 10 years ago. For the longest time it languished in the closet waiting for me to decide what to do with it until 2010 when Christopher Kane came up with floral embroidery on black leather. Then the flared midi started to appear on catwalks again and it all came together with Dolce e Gabbana’s adventures in Fairyland this autumn.
I’ve always loved this skirt even when I’ve been incapable of styling it. I like the silhouette on my body shape, and the bold punch of the florals on the dark grey feels very dramatic. I’ve kept things simple up top with a grey marl sweatshirt from Uniqlo, and set off the embellishment with stripy ski socks and heels from Balenciaga circa 2008. A guest appearance by my coffee tin adds a further folksy touch.
I now feel fully vindicated for hanging on to something which I really liked and waiting out the fashion cycle. I’m curious as to whether this is a familiar pattern to anyone else. Are you sitting on any wonderful items that you love in spite of their irrelevance? If so, how do you know when something’s worth the storage space?