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I feel like I've built up a pretty good capsule A/W wardrobe over the past few months, buying bits and pieces here and there that can be dressed up or down. In the past I had a habit of only buying nice clothes for going out and then on a day to day basis you'd find me in skinny jeans and a t-shirt. Now as much as I still love a simple jeans and tee on occasion, I've recently branched out and added things like skirts, shorts and playsuits to my every day wardrobe. 

One look that I've been absolutely loving wearing over the past two seasons is cropped tops with high waisted skirts or shorts, tights and boots. Its such a simple outfit but I feel it looks well put together and stylish, even if I didn't really make much effort. I also like that high waisted pieces emphasise my waist but don't cling to my hips - its a really flattering style!

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Check Mate Outfit, Fashion Blogger, Missguided Checked Skirt, Fashion Blogger Post, Winter Outfit Of The Day, Checked Mini Skirt, Topshop Cropped Top

I bought the skirt I'm wearing in these photos from Missguided (buy it here) just before Christmas to wear with my knee high boots on Christmas day. There's a bit of a tradition in my family that we have to wear something red on Christmas day and as I didn't want to get too dressed up, I thought this cute a-line mini skirt was the perfect choice. I love the contrasting red and black colours and the checked print - checks are definitely my favourite trend of this season - I've bought countless pieces of checked clothing over the past few months!

I paired the skirt with my favourite long sleeved crop top from Topshop (buy it here) which has probably been my most worn piece of clothing over the past few months. I now have it in white and khaki too as I wear it so often - I find it so easy to throw on with a high waisted skirt or shorts. I love that they can be dressed up or down as well and that it has long sleeves to keep me nice and warm. Its a total must have in my opinion! What's even better is that these tops only cost £10 - quite the bargain from Topshop don't you think?

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Check Mate Outfit, Fashion Blogger, Missguided Checked Skirt, Fashion Blogger Post, Winter Outfit Of The Day, Checked Mini Skirt, Topshop Cropped Top

The boots I'm wearing were a Christmas present from my boyfriend (buy them here) and I've worn them none stop since I got them. Black ankle boots are a wardrobe must have at this time of year and I like how these ones have a nice size heel, a chunky front and gold zip detailing - they're so versatile and go with so many different outfits. My bag is my Michael Kors Zip Top Tote which I'm completely in love with and use every single day. I need to get my hands on the tan version for the S/S months - it really is the perfect handbag!

Are you a fan of this look?

Lots of love,

70 comments

  1. I absolutely love the name of this post! It did make me chuckle haha! Also you look absolutely gorgeous! If only I could pull of these pieces as well as you! You have such a fab figure! Those boots and bag are definitely going onto my Wishlist though they look amazing ☺️

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    1. Haha its always difficult trying to think of names for fashion posts!! So pleased you like it :) x x x

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  2. Love this outfit, your skirt looks great on you xx
    www.nicolecoltman.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Absolutely! You know really how to style!
      xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  3. You look absolutely gorgeous! I really like your skirt :)

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  4. Fab outfit!

    Especially love the boots <3

    www.blinkandyoullmiss.com

    x

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    1. Thank you! They're fab for everyday wear :) x x x.

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  5. What a babe - love the look. Very polished but low maintenance too! Xx

    Teapartywithalice.com

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    1. Aw thank you Alice - means a lot coming from you as I love your fashion posts! That's what I love about this look - its so low maintenance - just throw it on and go! :) x x.

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  6. I absolutely adore this outfit! I have been looking for a skirt like this for ages, definitely having a snoop on Miss Guided!
    Sam xx
    Knockoutcouture.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Sam :) its a bargain at £18 - you should treat yourself! :) x x.

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    1. Its my favourite print at the moment!! :) x.

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  8. I love your skirt.Looks gorgeous.

    thelesfleur.blogspot.com

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  9. such a cute outfit! :)

    emily xx

    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. This is such a gorgeous outfit, I'm going to have to investigate Topshop for these tops...

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    1. Yes you must have a look at them - there's so many different colours and they're so affordable! Xx.

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  11. Oh my I wish I could pull off something like this! I'm totally the skinny jeans and tshirt kind of girl lol.

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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    1. I'm sure you could pull this off Liza - you've got a fab figure! I still love my jeans and tee but working in fashion has made me make a bit more effort on a day to day basis haha! Xx.

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  12. This skirt is gorgeous, I might have to treat myself! I love those tops from Topshop, I have them in so many colours now x

    Antonia | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. You should, its only £18 so a real bargain! I'm pleased I'm not the only one who loves them and has them in lots of colours - they're a staple for me!! Xx.

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  13. Ohh those boots are absolutely beautiful :) Might have to have a little purchase soon! Looking lovely my dear :) xxx

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    1. Thank you :) I managed to get a good discount on them as I work for AX - love them!! Xx.

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  14. That skirt is beautiful and you've styled it perfectly!

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

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  15. lovely outfit - I adore that skirt!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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    1. Thanks Heather - I love the skirt too! :) xxxx.

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  16. Great outfit! I love your skirt and I have that crop top too and definitely agree with you about how easy to wear it is! :)

    Millie x | Millies Wardrobe

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    1. Thanks Millie! I love those tops - they're so versatile and easy to wear!! Xx.

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  17. I'm quickly falling in lust with your blog! I've been reading it since just before Christmas and I'm hooked!

    natalie xoxo

    www.nlbeautyandstyle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw wow thanks so much, that's so lovely to hear!! Xx.

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  18. You look amazing! That skirt is soo cute xx

    hellotashaa.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Love the skirt, the shape of it is so nice!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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    1. Thank you Maddy! The skirt is really flattering! Xx.

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  20. that skirt is so gorgeous!

    classiness-is-key.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. you look fab, that skirt looks lush on you!

    Rachel // Style Soup

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  22. What a stunning look, your hair is beautiful. xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  23. Really cute outfit, looks great on you!

    http://lux-rose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Absolutely beautiful outfit! Love the skirt. X x

    www.Beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. wow you look absolutely gorgeous! I love the skirt xx

    taraclare.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I love this outfit. It's so cute that you wear red on Christmas Day! Katie. X

    www.katiejaneonline.com

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  27. I'n not normally a huge print fan, but love the the red on Christmas day tradition. May have to steal that this year!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  28. This look is incredible! I love everything about it.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the look of long sleeve crop tops paired with skirts for winter. I like how casual you kept it but it is better looking then just jeans and tee.

    xxAlicia
    Between the Pearls

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  30. You look beautiful with that outfit!! Seriously, you look gorgeous! xo

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

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  31. This look is amazing, you look great!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  32. Love your outfit :) you look amazing! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. You look amazing, I really like that crop top. Hangs really nicely!

    Brunette in Louboutins

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  34. This is such a cute outfit and I'm loving those boots.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  35. Your outfit is absolutely gorgeous. I'm not one to go for tartan/plait prints but the high waisted skirt in red looks so gorgeous and flattering to your body type. High waisted seems to be a great option for most shapes. I also absolutely love your boots. They are lovely and the price for £42 isn't bad either!

    Shannon at katepetali.blogspot.co.uk ✿

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  36. Love checked print!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  37. gorgeous photos kayleigh, love this outfit! x

    www.somethinglikenicola.co.uk

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  38. You look fantastic!! That skirt is lovely, I also love high waisted. I find they make my legs look so much longer xxx

    Alana Says…//www.alana-says.blogspot.co.uk//Fashion and lifestyle blog

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