When I was planning my winter capsule wardrobe, I wanted to include a couple of skirts to try and stop myself wearing jeans all the time. I added two new skirts to my wardrobe back in January a burgundy leather look skirt and this suede button-down suede skirt. I was in two minds about buying a suede skirt, I saw them on loads of bloggers but how practical is a suede skirt really? Suede can be a tricky material, especially during a Scottish winter (when it rains a lot) not being able to wash it (without a trip to the dry cleaners) means you do have to be extra careful wearing suede. Now I like to think I’m past the stage of spilling my dinner down myself, but you do have to weigh up whether or not its worth the risk. However, despite the obvious downside to suede, I decided I wanted to add one to my capsule wardrobe. Suede is such a luxurious material, I love the texture of it and think it looks great with knits and winter boots. There is also the advantage of suede being very warm, perfect for winter.
I’ve been getting a lot more use out of this skirt than I thought I would. Yes, I avoid wearing it on rainy days and stick to dry weather. It is just so easy to wear, the button down style works well for casual wear, as well as being easy to dress up. I’ve styled it here with a fitted roll neck jumper, tucked into the skirt. I normally go for loose-fitting pieces on the top, so this is a little different for me, but I like it with skirts. Keeping with the all black look, I teamed the outfit with my flat knee high boots. I’m glad I decided to go for the suede skirt in my capsule wardrobe as it really is a great alternative to jeans.