A while ago when I spotted this skirt in a Virtu catalogue I though, holy cow, that will work! It certainly helped that it was worn in at least three different styled looks. I’ll be doing my version of the same thing here. One skirt, styled three different ways for three different ways. Because having any item of clothing in your wardrobe that you could wear every single day if you wanted is an investment.

Unlike those fluro peddle pushers that may go out of style a little faster. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I have some orange one’s on my dining table as we speak. Annnnyway, classic pieces built up over time, that’s my secret. Thankfully the ladies {and gents, are there gents?} at Virtu feel the same way. Classic pieces, the type you could wear one season to the next to the next.

So let’s get started;

For Work.

To make this skirt work for my office environment I have to continue to match it with black, white and grey. A heel to dress it up and a small brooch to make it a little more fun. A little more me. I think the key for this look is to wear it with a heel, keep the colours understated and stick to a more tailored look like the jacket shown here. For my office a basic tee under the jacket would work too. A tank in summer. Maybe some colour on casual Friday. Jacket from Autograph, Brooch from Hayley, Shirt from ASOS Curve and Heels from Woman by Peter Morrissey for BigW.

For Casual.

When it comes to casual, stripes are the way to go for me. I imagine this is the perfect look to wear to head to the beach, for a picnic or just down to the hockey ovals to watch my brother play. I’m trying to add more colour to my casual wardrobe, to compensate for the black of every day wear. I had planned to add a coloured Mix cardie to the outfit too, but at the last minute, added the hat instead. Realistically I would probably wear flip flops if we were going on a casual outing. But heck, I’m a Queenslander, so that’s normal. Hat by Roxy from generic surf shop at Rainbow Beach, Top from Mix Apparel, Necklace from Amanda, Shoes from Payless.

For Dinner/Movies/Date Night.

I had to put this category in because it’s so much fun! I think of date night and I think something to have fun with. You can look a bit special, but you still need to be comfortable. This look could easily be worn with flats instead of boots. Or heels in fact. But heck, it’s almost winter, let’s get this show on the road with some boots. Later in the season, I’d wear tights. With or without the scarf, this is a fun, comfortable but dressy enough outfit. Jacket from Autograph, Top from Sara, Looped Scarf {or a snood, who knew!?} from Mix Apparel, Boots from Autograph. 

Find the Naria skirt at Virtu for the REDUCED price of $39.oo now.

{sponsored by Virtu, please refer to my disclosure policy }

  • Amy Rea

    I love the Mix Apparel top! I think I need to get one for myself, hopefully there are some still in stock when the online store opens! 

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Stock levels are still good at my local store. It comes in some fab colours. 

  • stinkb0mb

    you look gorgeous as usual!!


    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you Rach. 🙂 

  • What a great skirt! I love it, & I love that jacket & those boots. Your workplace sounds a bit stitched up..

    I thought a snood was a type of all in one turban, for bad hair days? I stand corrected!


    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Haha. It’s a brand standards thing. But yes, entirely. They are so great with me.

      SUCH a great skirt. I could’ve used up a size. But that could’ve just been Easter. These boots have served me well. I wore them all Winter last year and the only sign I did is the mud. Haha. Stuffs me, I have no idea about snoods. 😉 

  • HumbirdsSong

    Loving the date night one! Super cute! xx

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks Rhi. 

  • You can’t go wrong with a properly fitting skirt!  Looks nice!


    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you Pearl. 

  • Haha! Just saw the reference to the ‘snood’ 😉 I so need one now!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      It’s all you baby. I have no idea about such things. I should send you this one, email me and I’ll post it to you. Mix sent it to me and I already have one. xox

      • Oh you are too lovely! Email on its way! xx

        • Melissa Walker Horn