Khaki Maxi Skirt

May 19, 2017Susan

An outfit post for you today, featuring this khaki maxi skirt which I’ve barely been out of in the warm weather we’ve been having.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m slowly working my way through The Curated Closet. A brilliant book about creating a wardrobe that works for you. How to have variety, but not have so much choice you get overwhelmed every morning.

The book takes you through steps to hone your style and exercises to enable you to achieve a wardrobe that works. A wardrobe where you wear 80% of the items all the time, not 20% (like what I’ve been doing).

Find The Curated Closet here.

After taking part in a capsule wardrobe challenge a few months ago it really helped me see the gaps in my wardrobe.

One of those gaps is skirts, wearable every day skirts. I know a maxi style suits me, because I’m tall I can wear them without tripping (!!) or looking out of proportion.

khaki green maxi skirt

I found this khaki maxi skirt in M&S and fell in love. It’s the perfect length on me and that kind of fabric that is low maintenance. It also comes in Black and Pink.

strideby khaki maxi skirt manchester street art hare street northern quarter

This maxi skirt also has an elasticated waist (faux drawstring) so is incredibly comfortable. Really perfect for those days when you need a little extra stretch around the middle.

I’ve teamed it with my old Karen Millen jacket, black Superga’s, a Stranger Things inspired t-shirt a grey cashmere scarf and my new mini bag (also seen in this post)

It feels so great to be out of jeans for a change, but still be low maintenance. Khaki is such a wearable colour and goes with just about anything.

maxi skirt leather jacket

street style superga

I popped my hair up in Heidi braids, its at an awkward length at the moment (read; I need a haircut). I’ve been practising these at home and I’ve got it down now to 5 mins now rather than the half hour it was taking me at first. Its a great way to style hair that needs a wash, it stays better when hair isn’t perfectly clean anyway. I can see me wearing these braids a lot this summer.

m&s khaki maxi skirt

The street art I’m making the most of here is on Hare Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I don’t know who the artist is so please if you do- let me know and I can credit them.

I think it kinda goes with my outfit!

Thanks to my good friend Kate Kelly for taking these shots.

northern quarter street art blogger stranger things t shirt

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Comments (23)

  • Kirsty

    May 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I love this susie! I think my fave shot is the last one! You look lovely and it’s a great skirt on you!

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Aw cheers Kirsty- hope your holiday is fun xx

  • Kathryn

    May 19, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Oh Sue, I love everything about this post. You look great, the wall art is amazing and really complements your outfit and I’m also in awe of your milkmaid braids. You are completely rocking all of it xx

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Aw thanks so much Kat! xxx

  • Lucy

    May 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Fabulous outfit, Susie! The khaki really suits you. Can you do a hair tutorial for that style?

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      OOh I might!! Thanks Lucy!

  • Jules

    May 19, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    You look gorgeous!! That skirt is beaut. I’m tall too so maxi skirts and dresses are my jam – love this khaki colour and tempted by the pink too! Hope you’re having the best time in Berlin xx

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks Jules! You do suit a maxi!

  • Fritha Strickland

    May 22, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Oh I love this look on you!! I wouldn’t have thought to pick this skirt out but you’ve made me want to try it! Xx

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Oh I think you’d pull it off darlin!

  • Karen – Making Spaces

    May 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I’m so jealous!! I’d love to get away with these long skirts, but i’m such a midget and I trip all over myself. Not a good look. You on the other hand are looking hot to trot. Love the braids too!!

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Oh you are making me blush! Thanks Karen x

  • Kimberly Duran

    May 22, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Oh that’s a gorgeous skirt! I love the colour and I loved how you’ve paired it with a leather jacket too – it’s got that kind of edgy boho style I love 🙂 It really suits you so nicely xxx

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Aw cheers lovely lady!

  • Stacey Sheppard

    May 23, 2017 at 10:38 am

    That skirt really suits you and I love the colour. I would love to wear more maxi skirts but I’m so short so it’s really hard to find ones that fit. Great find here though!

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks so much Stacey!

  • Rachel

    May 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    So pleased to see this skirt being worn and ‘in action’ as it’s the one I’ve been debating buying. It’s a great length and looks fab on you.

  • MissPond

    May 24, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I love the idea of honing in on what you wear, I think I’m guilty of rarely wearing most of my wardrobe 🙂 your outfit is lovely too!

  • cate

    May 24, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    That wall is so funky! Love the skirt and superga’s xxx

  • Ellie

    May 25, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I LOVE this! I love the colour khaki and think it’s flattering~

  • Candy Pop

    May 26, 2017 at 8:02 am

    It’s beautiful and you look fab – love your hair! Happy Friday. x

  • Lazy Daisy Jones

    May 26, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    You look gorgeous, I love this look on you and your hair is fab!! I am going to copy it tomorrow, saves washing it right?
    Ashley xx

    1. Susie

      May 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      Yes!! I bet you’d suit it!

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