Effectively Effeminate

I wouldn’t call myself a feminine dresser, I’m not typically really girly person but sometimes I like to add a touch of pink to feminise an outfit. Pointing out that pink doesn’t necessarily mean it’s become ladylike, that’s just in the case of today’s outfit. My wardrobe consists of a lot of dark colours, which is a habit I’m currently trying to break and have been succeeding at throughout summer, but autumn is on it’s way which means leather jackets and warm knits. I recently bought this skirt from Next, and I was actually drawn to the colour because it’s a lighter pink I would never ever ever usually wear, however; I had a “why not” moment and decided to buy it – plus, the skirt was in the sale so there’s no harm in saving money on the go. The fabric is light pink, and then has a really subtle off-white pattern in it which is a ‘raised’ texture that looks really good in natural lighting. The skirt actually comes in a skater dress form, with the exact same material and pattern. I preferred the skirt because I think sometimes you can have too much of a pattern and it becomes overbearing, especially for such a distinct colour. Despite all the darker colours in my outfit, I think this drop of baby pink adds an element of femininity. I paired the skirt with some dark grey combat boots because the weather’s dropping a little and my favourite leather jacket. 

Top – made for me

Skirt – Next

Boots – Brantano

Bag – Next

Jacket – Miss Selfridge