A couple of years ago I discovered a British line via Moda Operandi that immediately caught my attention. Solace London was founded in 2013 and features expertly cut pieces in bold silhouettes. Think high waisted pants, bell sleeved tops and figure flattering sheath dresses all with a sophisticated air. Their manifesto focuses on “blurring the lines of statement making and wearability”. In other words, exactly my cup of tea.
I saw this ruffled skirt in their SS17 campaign and promptly fell in love with it’s unapologetic moxie. Wearable for day or night, the wrap effect is super flattering on my curvier lower half and really comfortable thanks to the stretch denim material. When it went on sale, I scooped it up without hesitation. If you’re in the market for this look, but want to stick to something even more affordable check out this option under $100 (more alternatives linked below). And if you want to drool, check out Solace London’s lineup of sale items all at 60% off!
Whenever I get dressed, looking “sexy” is the last thing on my mind. But with this skirt, I wanted to add an unexpected pop. By leaving my menswear button-down open and adding a pair of Marilyn Monroe inspired heels the look took on a powerful yet sultry effect. When I’m not channeling a modern day Marilyn, I’ll add a ribbed cotton tank (think old school Hanes), block heeled mules and a basket bag.
What do you think of this look? Next week I’m going to transition from featuring summer skirts to the knitwear basics that I wear just about everyday. Let me know in the comments what other OOTD posts you’d like to see!
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