You all know I’m a sucker for floral prints, that’s pretty clear when looking through this blog or my Instagram feed! There are always a abundance of summery florals but not many in a darker, wintery colour palette. So when I find one, I jump on it pronto!
The Jasmine Woodland Bloom Skirt from Collectif Clothing has features a gorgeous range of colours on a dark blue background, making it the perfect skirt paired with winter tights. However, I’ve still worn the Maria Dress in the same print with a baby pink cardigan which makes it a little more summery.
Collectif Clothing has been seriously upping their game in recent months, especially in the separates department. The Jasmine Woodland Bloom Skirt is a new shape to the Collectif repertoire, featuring a gathered skirt and slim fitted waistband.
For sizing, I went with a size 10 as my 27.5″ waist falls inbetween a size 8 and 10. Since the skirt has no stretch and I’d be likely wearing a belt anyway, I decided that the 10 would be the safest option despite my previous experience that some Collectif skirts can run big (I have a size 6 in the Gingham Mia!).
I think it was the right decision, it has a little bit of room, but a size 8 would have been too small. It also means that I’ve got enough room to be able to tuck a thicker cardigan or sweater into it in winter.
With it’s gorgeous tones of deep red, powder blue, creme, dusty pink and green, you have a multitude of colours to choose from when deciding what to pair with it.
For this shoot, I decided to just go with the classic black Dolores Top so that the skirt really stood out. I’ve been a big fan of the Dolores dress for some time now but this is the first Dolores Top I’ve tried.
I love the subtle ‘V’ shaped neckline and peasant style sleeves with the added detail of the buttons on the front. I am wearing a size 10 in this top which is my usual dress size for Collectif.
I’m usually a petticoat wearer, no question about it but I decided to go without for this shoot. I couldn’t make my mind up about which colour to pick and since the skirt looks lovely and full anyway, came to the conclusion that a petticoat wasn’t essential.
The Jasmine Woodland Bloom Swing Skirt is £45 and comes in sizes 6-22. The length is perfect for a swing skirt in my book, 25″ from waist to hem and it’s made out of 95% cotton and 5% spandex.
Thank you as always to my partner in crime Elizabeth J Photography! We knew we had to shoot with the cherry blossoms in bloom at the Auckland Botanical Gardens and the darkness of this outfit really worked with such a soft spring-time background.
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