Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan + Style With a Smile Link Up

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

I’m a big fan of flared midi skirts, even more so when they have pockets like this one. I bought this skirt ages ago but it was a bit on the snug side, and consequently got pushed to the back of the wardrobe. The zip sticks at the waistband so it’s not easy to do up (well that’s my excuse anyway!) Once it’s on and done up it’s fine, I just can’t eat a big meal while wearing it!

Teaming this sheer top with the floral print midi skirt and cropped cardigan tones it down and prevents it looking too risqué.

Everything in this outfit is quite old. I’ve had the cardigan for years and it’s been through at least one house move with me, maybe two. Bizarrely I just never think to wear it, which is silly because it’s perfect with a flared skirt or dress. I bought the sheer flower T-shirt in a charity shop for next to nothing. However, I underestimated just how see-through it is and I don’t feel comfortable wearing it on its own. Teaming this sheer top with the floral print midi skirt and cropped cardigan tones it down and prevents it looking too risqué.

This leather bag is also years old and one I don’t use very often because it’s too small for work. When I bought it about twelve years ago there was a bigger version available and I’ve always regretted not buying that instead. I think the structured top handle style looks like one of the Queen’s bags! I added the cat eye sunglasses for a 1950’s vibe…I’m all about the vintage look at the moment!

How would you wear a sheer top to avoid revealing too much? I’d love to hear your styling tips…and it’s link up day so do share what you’ve been wearing!

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan


Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Pretty Dress Company skirt (old, similar here and here) | Dorothy Perkins top bought from charity shop | New Look cardigan (old, similar) | Miss KG shoes (similar) | J by Jasper Conran leather bag (old) | Joe’s sunglasses


My Rose Print Dress at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool post was selected for last week’s IFB Links à la Mode! Here is the full list :

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  1. May 30, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    This is one of my favourite outfits so far, Emma! I LOVE the sheer top underneath – I think it’s beautiful! I’d wear a black vest top of some kind beneath it, I think.
    Suzy xx

    • June 1, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks Suzy! I did toy with the idea of a black vest but I wanted to wear the sheer top because I’ve had it for about a year and thought it was time it got an outing!

    • June 1, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Me too Jaymie…and dresses!

  2. jodie filogomo
    May 30, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    What a gorgeous skirt, Emma!
    I have a shirt like this but I always wear a t-shirt under it…I never thought to just wear a cardigan over it!!

    • June 1, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks Jodie! I might try a thin vest underneath it – there’s not much room though!

  3. May 30, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I wouldn’t change a single detail. This is a wonderful outfit and you look fabulous. And skirt with pockets is a fantastic find indeed! Thanks for sharing your style and for the link up.


  4. May 30, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Emma, your top is fabulous. It looks a cross between a sexy negligee and an equally sexy bodysuit!!! Your entire ensemble is fabulous 🙂

  5. May 30, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Gorgeous floral midi and I simply Love the sheer lace top with it! Beautiful look overall and those shoes are making me swoon…

  6. May 30, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Emma, this is a fabulous pairing! It is actually very similar to the outfit I am wearing today. Hopefully, I get some pictures of it today! The sheer tee is amazing! I would probably layer it as well and the way you did it is perfect!


  7. May 30, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    love this outfit! such a cute skirt! love midis!

  8. May 30, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Pretty skirt, looks great with the red heels. Clever solution to a sheer top, wearing it with a cropped cardi. Gail x

  9. May 30, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I love everything about this Emma! The skirt, the shoes…all of it! And don’t you just hate it when everything about a skirt is perfect…except the waistband being about a 1/2 inch shy of comfortable?!

  10. May 30, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Super styling here Emma! I love the lace top but for me it would be one of those skimpy camisoles. I find them great for lace and who would want to see me exposing myself? !!

  11. May 31, 2017 / 3:51 am

    This is one of my favorite outfits on you! I just love that semi-sheer top, the full skirt and those bright red shoes!


  12. May 31, 2017 / 5:22 am

    What an amazing look. I love the skirt and heel combo. You look so chic!

  13. June 1, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    I think that is the skirt with zippers can be complicated sometimes.

  14. Andrea Nine
    June 1, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    What an amazing skirt! Love it on you!

  15. June 2, 2017 / 5:51 am

    This outfit is great. You look stunning. Great shoes. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  16. June 2, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Emma you look amaizing in this romantic look. I love it.
    I wish you a great weekend, Tina

  17. June 3, 2017 / 3:07 am

    Looking beautiful! Love that skirt hon! 🙂

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