We went to Scoop yesterday, an annual fashion trade show held at the Saatchi Gallery, and a great event for scouting out under-the-radar designers. The Scandi brands were out in force with their AW17/18 collections and we can’t wait to share our discoveries with you – needless to say, we are optimistic about our future wardrobes as tall girls. One trend that featured heavily across many of the brands was the mid-length pleated skirt – in a range of neutral colours, bright pink and yellow, kooky patterns and metallic. With Fashion Week upon us, we are likely to see them featuring on the catwalk too, but it’s safe to say we will all need to know how to style a knee-length pleated skirt!
A bit of shopping around may be required to find the perfect one – it should sit just below the knee at the slimmest part above the calf (read our post about finding the perfect knee-length skirt here). You can have mini pleats or deep pleats, high waisted or hip height, straight or graduated hem. We suggest a high waisted pleated skirt is easier to style and more flattering, especially if, like us, you have a bum and hips. Zoe and I found our perfect deep pleated skirts online at Marge, a US luxury brand designing clothes exclusively for tall women. Their range is well worth exploring if you’re looking for a bit of tall girl luxury, and there’s really nothing like it in the UK.
Zo and I were initially tempted to jazz up these beautiful yet demure skirts with pointy high heels and cropped knits, but after some thought we agreed it would be for pottering around town, casual work meetings and coffees with friends – their wonderful deep pockets make for a relaxed look and are perfect for plunging our ever-cold hands into. So an elegant daytime look became the aim.
A knitted sweater and flat shoes seemed the perfect companions, resulting in complementary relaxed yet elegant looks. We rather wish we’d opted for chunky knits on this particular day as it was beyond freezing when we took these pics! Nevertheless, our priority is getting your wardrobe sorted for Spring Summer so we just gritted our teeth and took one for the team ??
Zoe’s starry sweater is from Baukjen, a great place to shop basics and knitwear that tend to come up longer than most online and high-street retailers. Stars are having something of a revival and there are plenty of cool intarsia sweaters available to shop right now (see below). As an ever-hopeful romantic, I was in the mood for Valentines Day, so my interest was piqued by this striped Chinti & Parker love heart sweater to match my bright red lipstick (an essential for romance don’t you think?).
You may have spotted Zoe’s amazing metallic gold flats on our Instagram feed before Christmas. Both those and my flat, metal-toe ballet pumps (similar here) are from one of our favourite shoe brands, Lucy Choi, a London based designer whose striking flat, mid and high-heeled shoes sit firmly in that beloved affordable luxury category. We are delighted to let you know that you can have 10% off all Lucy Choi shoes in size 42 with the code HOF10.
As for the handbags, Zoe has her signature J.Crew cross body bag and I am holding an intricately woven clutch from Alissya London. You can view her stunning bags here, but you’ll need to get in touch with her directly if you want to shop. Be sure to mention HøFSisters for an exclusive discount. You heard about it here first ?.
❤️A Very Happy Valentines Week With Lots Of Love From The HøFs ❤️
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