The Style Post: Monochrome Everything

Hat: Missguided | Coat: Primark | Jumper: Urban Outfitters | Skort: Topshop | Tights: ASOS | Bag: Zara

I’d been itching to shoot an outfit in black and white for a while now, so when I picked up this gingham mini kilt skort from Topshop, I took it as a sign. We hunted high and low for the perfect location to take these photos, before realising that colours didn’t really factor in once the photos are edited. So we settled for somewhere local and pretty – and a few of you even tweeted to say you saw me (so hi!).

Anyway, back to the shorts. I’d been after a gingham print skirt for so long, but I struggle so much with finding the perfect skirt shapes for my size, so when I saw a pair of gingham print skorts I snapped them up. I’m a massive lover of shorts, but sometimes I feel like an outfit needs a slightly more feminine edge, so these are perfect. I love the fact that the shorts are slightly longer than the skirt edge, it gives it a slightly different shape from afar, but doesn’t look weird at all. It’s also worth noting I picked these up in the standard Topshop range, not petites and they aren’t too long at all – something I was concerned about when I first saw them on the website.

I paired them with an all black outfit, but I think they would look perfect with pastel coloured jumpers too. Although you can’t see in the photos I wore my ASOS Adverse Chelsea Boots – my perfect winter shoe. I find flats work better with this outfit over heels – I don’t know why, i’m just very particular about shoes…


  1. Amy Liddell
    22 Jan 2014 / 9:46 am

    You look gorgeous, love the outfit and that watch is just amazing need it in my life!!!

  2. Emilie
    22 Jan 2014 / 9:54 am

    Perfect Bag πŸ™‚

  3. Rachel brown
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:10 am

    that coat is lovely!

    Rachel |ascottishrose

  4. casuallyawkward
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:11 am

    That skort is absolutely beautiful, wow

  5. PWhiley94
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:12 am

    I love the skirts, i find them so flattering for all body sizes as well. Beautiful photos.


  6. Rachel
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:32 am

    gorgeous outfit, love your hat so much!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  7. BlondeTeaParty
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:32 am

    I'm liking it! That is a super touch! Casual but stylish look, its great. x

  8. Emma Payne
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:32 am

    The skort is gorgeous!

  9. Gemma Oliver
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:41 am

    This outfit is fab! I love the coat and skort!

    Gem x

  10. Michelle
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:49 am

    lovely outfit!

  11. Lily Sea Spray
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:51 am

    Love that skort ! Not sure at present it would flatter my figure but hopefully after a few more boxcercise squats maybe it can be my reward! You look amazing!

    I've just started my blog and would love a fellow Brightonian to look over it if you had the time πŸ™‚ I did my first outfit post round the corner from here! Thank god for all the beautiful back drops we have πŸ™‚

  12. Sara Chergui
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:52 am

    You look so lovely !

  13. Amy Burgess
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:53 am

    I love this skort! I saw it on the Topshop website and instantly added it to my wishlist! fab look πŸ™‚ Amy, X

  14. Conny
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:53 am

    I love the entire outfit, you're so gorgeous! πŸ™‚ xx

  15. Jenny
    22 Jan 2014 / 10:58 am

    Gorgeous skort! I've been so tempted to buy it, and I'm so relieved to hear that the length is good for us shorties!

  16. Aerin Downs
    22 Jan 2014 / 11:28 am

    Such a lovely outfit! Ive been looking to buy that hat for the longest time πŸ™‚ think i might have to buy it aha πŸ™‚ xx

  17. Maggie Foster
    22 Jan 2014 / 11:37 am

    love this outfit and post suzie. i've been beyond obsessed with black and white lately and this is just reinforcing it! xx

  18. Stella
    22 Jan 2014 / 1:03 pm

    agh you look so lovely! Beautiful OUTFIT, <3 it!

  19. Simplybeautifulelegant
    22 Jan 2014 / 3:04 pm

    great post.

  20. Jemimah A
    22 Jan 2014 / 3:13 pm

    love it

  21. Kelly
    22 Jan 2014 / 4:24 pm

    I don't really do the monochrome look that often as I love wearing colour but this outfit makes me realise I should embrace it more often.
    Love the Skort, definitely something I would wear!
    Kelly's Journal || Win Topshop Beauty Editors Pick

  22. Jocelyn
    22 Jan 2014 / 4:37 pm

    What watch are you wearing? Love your outfit!

  23. Olivia Law
    22 Jan 2014 / 4:54 pm

    This is a stunning outfit, I really love your watch ox

  24. HaileyGrace
    22 Jan 2014 / 4:55 pm

    I love this!! There is something about your style that is so classic, elegant, and beautiful! πŸ™‚

  25. Endora Siu
    22 Jan 2014 / 4:57 pm

    You're perfect Suzie! I adore your style everytime.. x
    Bauble & Trinket

  26. Talisa Tossell
    22 Jan 2014 / 5:23 pm

    That coats primark!? what!! How?!

  27. Maddy
    22 Jan 2014 / 5:25 pm

    Love the outfit, the hat is so cute! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  28. Amelia G
    22 Jan 2014 / 5:28 pm

    I LOVE your watch.

  29. Sian Marie
    22 Jan 2014 / 6:15 pm

    Fantastic outfit, loving the skort πŸ™‚


  30. Emily Magee
    22 Jan 2014 / 6:46 pm

    Great outfit! One of my favorites yet!


  31. Liesa
    22 Jan 2014 / 7:23 pm

    Love this outfit! *inserts heart-y eyed emoji* xx

  32. Victoria Reilly
    22 Jan 2014 / 7:29 pm

    I absolutely adore skorts!

    Vickie xx | VickieBlogs

  33. Laura Baker
    22 Jan 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Can't beat a bit of monochrome and I can't get over how good your hair looks short!

  34. Millie Anscombe
    22 Jan 2014 / 7:40 pm

    Great outfit, I love that skort it's so pretty!

    Millie x

  35. Moira Parton
    22 Jan 2014 / 8:23 pm

    Such a pretty bag! x

  36. Lauren Wanders
    22 Jan 2014 / 8:39 pm

    Beautiful outfit! x

  37. Anthea Lau
    22 Jan 2014 / 8:56 pm

    you look really classy and lovely in the monochrome outfit! love the gingham print on your skorts, and nice simple leather bag!

    Check out my latest post featuring some really interesting products! πŸ™‚
    AL xx
    RASSP blog

  38. Lauren Parker
    22 Jan 2014 / 8:56 pm

    Love your hat!


  39. Tiny Alis
    22 Jan 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Love the skort! This outfit is beaut πŸ™‚

    Tiny Alis

  40. Chelsea Leigh
    22 Jan 2014 / 9:07 pm

    Soo cute! I love the way you dress!

  41. Tiff
    22 Jan 2014 / 9:14 pm

    You are really pretty with this outfit!!!

  42. CharliMarieTV
    23 Jan 2014 / 9:26 am

    This is such a lovely outfit! πŸ™‚ I especially love your black and white bag. very cute! And the hat. sadly it is far too windy where I live in Wellington, NZ for hats to be a thing I can wear. πŸ™

  43. Melissa
    23 Jan 2014 / 3:07 pm

    Love this outfit, been looking for a new coat for ages definitely gonna go to Primark and get this one x

  44. Emmy
    23 Jan 2014 / 6:24 pm

    Love this!! You look amazing and I love those shorts

  45. Kerry Dyer
    23 Jan 2014 / 10:01 pm

    I love monochrome! You look great

    KerryΒ @ little bits of luxury

  46. Eleri Roberts
    24 Jan 2014 / 8:03 pm

    Your coat is amazing! I'd never have guessed it was a Primarni special, plus love the skort xx

    Eleri Roberts

  47. Amanda Cunningham
    25 Jan 2014 / 1:12 am

    Can you please do a blog post about how you got your job ans what you did to get it?

    I'm going back to uni this year and want all the tips i can get!

    Thanks! Xx

  48. Nicole Cottrell
    25 Jan 2014 / 5:51 pm

    I love the skort! And I love Gingham. Lovely post x

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