Three ways to wear a metallic skirt this summer

The fabulous Bec and Lou at Australian label Arlington Milne recently sent me a beautiful parcel featuring a couple of pieces from their new Spring Summer 18/19 apparel range and I was so excited when I discovered a gold Leather Mini Skirt among the goodies.

There’s nothing like a metallic mini-skirt for when you want to have a good time, and with the festive season almost upon us, this beauty, with its flattering A-line cut, is sure to be on high rotation.

A metallic mini skirt may seem like something that would be difficult to style, but nothing could be further than the truth—metallic is pretty much a neutral (at least in my eyes), so here are three ways I’ll be wearing this glorious gold leather mini skirt this summer:

With silk: 

This beautiful Botanical Print silk blouse is also from Arlington Milne (It also comes in Cobalt and Ditsy Daisy (cobolt floral) and as one of their key prints this Summer, there are multiple pieces available including dresses, shorts, tops, skirts and small leather goods.

This sleeveless blouse has a beautiful ruffle trim and a self tie detail from the neckline and is made from the softest, floaty silk. It’s so feminine and pairs back beautifully with the gold of the skirt.

Get the look: Botanical Print blouse | Leather Mini Skirt | Botanical Print Clutch | Heels

With stripes

For the weekend, I swapped out the silk top for my favourite striped tee and sky-high leg-lengthening nude heels, for a pair of low leopard print kitten heels, creating the perfect outfit for a brunch date before heading to the shops to tick some last-minute errands off my to-do list.

Get the look: Stripe tee (similar here) | Leather Mini Skirt | Leopard heels| Sunglasses (similar here)

With a button down shirt

By making your favourite metallic piece the highlight of your outfit and toning down on everything else, you can create a look that draws attention to your desired focal point without being too over-the-top.

And that’s exactly what I did for the Brisbane Fashion Month Resort Finale late last month—pairing the leather skirt with a white tuxedo style shirt which I’ve had for years, and the look scored me plenty of compliments (mostly questions about where I’d found such a fabulous skirt).

Get the look: White shirt (similar here) | Leather Mini Skirt| Rose Gold Heels (similar here)

Finally, metallic skirts are not only super fun for summer, they’re great for layering with tights, baggy sweaters and more when the weather cools down.

So expect to see this little beauty popping up on my Instagram a lot over the next six months!

Editor’s note: These items were gifted to me for editorial consideration. See my full disclosure policy here.

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