For the longest time, I’ve been afraid to wear a midi skirt. There’s a few reasons why: I don’t have the longest legs in the world, and since wearing the most unflattering three-quarter-length gym trousers for P.E. at school years ago, I’ve always thought that the little bit of calf peeking out looks so weird.
That was, until I tried this beautiful printed midi-skirt from Two for Joy. It’s everything you could ask for in a winter skirt – the scuba material holds its shape beautifully, it’s warm, and the print gives my usual monochrome wardrobe a little lift too! My fear of looking shorter completely vanished, and instead I couldn’t help but twirl and swoosh around!
I paired the skirt with a black ribbed mock neck top and my everyday Chelsea boots to really highlight the floral pattern, although looking back on it I think pointed heels or even Mary Jane shoes would have been better, to elongate my legs a little more.
About Two for Joy
Two for Joy is a new ethical brand to me, and I could tell instantly that their items are really well-made and designed to be wardrobe essentials. I certainly know that black ribbed top is going to become one of my regulars! They source materials responsibly and work with suppliers who adhere to their fair standards and are transparent, although some of their suppliers are based in China. It’s a difficult point for me, as I think it’s better to work with European factories that are better regulated and also reduce shipping impact, but then again great brands like Matt & Nat use factories in China too.
Two for Joy also have a fair pricing policy, meaning they are priced similarly to M&S or Zara, and they donate 15% of each online sale to charity. Currently that’s Mayamiko, a charity providing support and training to start-ups in African communities to alleviate poverty.
I think when I wear this outfit again, I’d like to accessorise it with a pair of silver pendant earrings that add a little more pizzazz!