Where to find the best retro skirts on the high street
Want to know where the best – the absolute best – retro skirts on the high street live?
Well, luckily I can tell you: because that’s the kind of thing you get to know when you dedicate your life to buying all the skirts in all the land. Which I have. Look, everyone needs a hobby, OK?
Yes, the same H&M you probably buy multipack knickers and surprisingly decent workout clothes from. (I’m talking about myself here, you understand…) The one you step into to buy a basic tank top, and then leave laden down with fifteen items you didn’t know you wanted, plus a random lint roller you picked up the checkout. THAT H&M. I know it gets a bad rap from time to time, and it’s true that the sizing can be a bit of a lucky dip, but the skirts? The skirts are amazing: and you can trust one who’s taken it upon herself to thoroughly investigate this. Ahem.
I’ve bought quite a few retro skirts from H&M over the years (Like this one, for instance. And this one. Also this one. And who could forget this one?), and the thing I like most about them is the sheer volume of fabric they use. I’m not wearing a petticoat with this yellow jacquard skirt (although the wind is blowing it around a bit in the first shot!), because it honestly doesn’t need one: the acres of fabric, combined with the thickness of the brocade material (Which doesn’t crease, either, just as an added bonus) make it gloriously full and swishy – which is just the way I like my skirts to be, as I’m sure you’ve gathered by now.
I liked it so much, in fact, that a few days after it arrived, I also ordered this one, which is just as full, and which will be coming to a blog post near you very soon. In the meantime, I’m secretly hoping they don’t release these retro skirts in any more colours – they might be relatively affordable, but when you just can’t stop buying them… well, it looks like I picked a bad time to re-start that shopping diet I kept banging on about last year, and then totally failed to stick to, didn’t I? If only I felt even remotely sorry about it…
In other news, I think I might have also tracked down where all of the best daffodils live, too – or, rather, Terry did, and then told me about it, at which point we had to get into the car and drive their immediately to take photos. (Part of living with a blogger – or even just knowing one – is that you start to take notice of these things. We have all of our friends on a constant daffodil/cherry blossom/ pretty field alert now – so if any of them see a good field, or a pink wall or whatever, they’re under strict instructions to text us immediately…) What a month I’m having, to be sure. I’d like to say this field was every bit as tranquil as it looks in the photos, but actually, it was blowing a small gale when these were taken, and I might have almost fallen on my ass a few times while trying to get in and out of it. Look out for an ‘Outfit Out-Takes’ post, coming soon…
Have you spotted any retro skirts on the high street lately?