Ah, the perennial fashion favourite, the denim skirt. I bet you’ve got one in your wardrobe, haven’t you? I have one in my holiday wardrobe – which is in Elena’s loft, where it has been since I left Newcastle as I last holidayed, in approximately 2006… I also have my denim maxi skirt, but it is of little use as a holiday staple in very warm weather.
In preparation for my long-awaited vacation in Spain this coming month I developed a list of must-buy items to create a capsule wardrobe suitable to take me from festival to beach. One item on my list was a denim skirt. Now, I’ll admit, I’m picky about what I want from a denim skirt. For festival wear I don’t want anything too conservative, certainly not longer than knee length, and not too full or frilly. But neither do I want a pelmet – I have a sizeable rear and I don’t want to be flashing it! I really just want something I can pull on and off over my swimsuit!
Would you believe that, far from failing my expectations alone, Primark failed to supply a denim skirt in any shape or size? Indeed, most of the high street is short at present – I wonder, are they so unfashionable?
Luckily, the thrifting gods were verily upon my side last week, and a trip into a charity shop over lunch on Friday supplied a Boden denim skirt falling a couple of inches above the knee, neither too long nor too short, brand new with tags and all for £6! Sometimes it seems the planets are aligned!