As I have minimised and streamlined my wardrobe over time, it has become increasingly important that individual items are able to be worn in a multitude of ways.
Everything is multipurpose to some degree but I think this piece is a clear winner.
We live in a relatively temperate climate where the maximum temperatures range between about 15C and 35C and the minimums between about 5C and 20C. Consequently, we can wear variations of the same outfit for much of the year.
The skirt shown above is a lightweight seersucker cotton fabric which is lined with an equally lightweight lining. On the hottest days I can pair it with a sleeveless white cotton shirt and a pair of strappy black sandals. Conversely, I have also worn it with a grey cowl-neck pullover, red trenchcoat, scarf, tights and knee-high black boots.
There are plenty of options that fall somewhere between these two extremes as I have a fitted black tshirt as well as a short sleeved black cashmere pullover. A couple of different white shirts and a black cardigan complete the mix of tops. A pair of black heels provides another option between the sandals and boots.
These are just a few of the possibilities which work with this skirt.
A relatively small selection of clothes means that each piece needs to really earn its keep.