1 Piece, 3 Ways: The Ballerina Skirt

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Ladylike elegance. We’ve heard about it, but unfortunately, it doesn’t quite fit into our smartphone-wielding, gluten free, and overly scheduled modern lives. After leaning in all day, there’s little (if any) time left to fix ourselves up – much less feel like a lady. In reality, it’s a good day if we opt for real shampoo over dry.

But, something magical happens when we slip on a ballerina skirt. As soon as that side zip goes up, it’s as if we’ve transformed into Grace Kelly or Natalie Wood. Suddenly, we feel as if we could tackle just about any of our modern-day problems effortlessly and elegantly. Okay, perhaps that's going a bit too far. However, we are pretty pumped that this miracle worker is back in style for fall. It’s gorgeous, oh-so-flattering, and versatile. And ahead, we're showing you three ways to style the feminine piece — without losing your edge.

Museum

For A Day At The Museum
Another weekend. We predict a booze-filled Friday night, a Saturday spent shopping, and Sunday’s standard pub lunch. Sure, it sounds fun, but is also sounds pretty ordinary. Break up your routine and fit in some culture by visiting one of the dozen museums that the capital has to offer. Whether you choose the Tate or, our personal favourite, the V&A, you’ll spend less and gain so much more by taking in some serious art rather than (another) pair of ankle boots.

Look the part of a culture heroine in your pale-pink skirt, pointy-toed flats (you will be on your feet all day) and a snuggly cropped sweater. Who said art couldn’t be fun?

Marni A-Line Skirt, £583.14, available at Farfetch; & Other Stories Cropped Wool Sweater, £65, available at & Other Stories; Kenzo Metallic Cracked Leather Bag, £400, available at Matches Fashion; Topshop Marnie 2 Part Pointed Shoes, £28, available at Topshop; Lauren Ralph Lauren Helaine Silk Equestrian Scarf, £85, available at Ralph Lauren.



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Errands

For A Morning Of Errand-Running
Aside from weekday wake-up calls and endless afternoon meetings, there’s little else in the world that we dread as much as spending precious time answering our to-do lists.
Next time you’re running errands on a Saturday morning, step up your game by dressing the part of a chic lady-about-town – isn’t that what you are? Pair that glam ballerina skirt of yours with a poppy green top, standard Supergas, and your trusty notebook for a perfectly balanced, and organized, look.

Marni A-Line Skirt, £583.14, available at Farfetch; River Island Green Rib High Neck T-Shirt, £18, available at River Island; Superga 2750 Cobinu in Navy, £55, available at Superga; Anya Hindmarch Pont Large Tote Bag, £295, available at Anya Hindmarch; Linda Farrow Luxe Snakeskin Sunglasses, £384.99, available at Shopbop;Liberty Small Red Leather Journal, £75, available at Liberty; Paperchase Graphic Pencil, £1.15, available at Paperchase.
Date

For A Hot Date
Before this season, we wouldn’t have believed you if you’d told us a sweatshirt would make for appropriate date-night attire. We stand corrected. Pair a gorgeous embroidered sweatshirt with your romance-ready ballerina skirt for a thoroughly modern take on elegance. Add some red lips (it is date night, after all), and a simple clutch and you’ll turn heads left, right, and centre. Grace would be impressed.

Marni A-Line Skirt, £583.14, available at Farfetch; Topshop 3D Sequin Crop Top, £36, available at Topshop; Hermione de Paula Fifi Bell Sleeve Embroidered Sweatshirt, £324, available at My-Wardrobe; Monki Miracle Purse, £6, available at Monki; Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Brat Pack, £35, available at Space.NK; Maria Black Crescent Oxidized Silver Earrings, £95, available at Net-A-Porter.