I don’t think I’ve routinely worn a skirt since back in the ’90’s when I was Posh Spice in mine and my best friend’s Spice Girls playground tribute act. We used to stand on the benches at lunchtime and perform perfectly choreographed routines and (what we believed to be) harmonised vocals to every single girl powered song – even the B-sides. It’s rare these days that I go back to my Victoria Beckham roots with above the knee cuts, but there was this skirt on ASOS that just kept winking at me – the Quilted A-Line Skirt in Floral Print. Despite the multitude of reasons to x-out of it and move along – it’s very short, it’s baby blue (how Baby Spice), the texture of the fabric makes it look a bit like an oven mitt (my boyfriend’s words when I performed a catwalk for him sporting it – I just had to lob it in my basket anyway.
And you know what? I’m glad I did. It’s my spring skirt that I plan to wear as a sun dance routine in a bid to encourage leg baring weather and on days where I don’t mind freezing my patooties off. Paired with a chunky knit (another ASOS purchase) and my slightly Cowboy-ish ASH boots, I think the whole thing has a touch of Style Drifter about it, a completely intended nod. Oven mitt chic at its best.