How to adapt a skirt from casual to formal

How to adapt a skirt from casual to formal
Navy bias cut shirt worn with white shirt

I thought that I would write a post today about how to adapt a skirt from casual to formal. I have owned this navy bias cut midi skirt for quite a few years. It was originally from HopeFashionuk. They do still have a similar one available in Fuschia pink. I brought it with me to France so that I could try it out with some of the items that I keep in my wardrobe here.

Navy bias cut skirt teamed with Armani jacket

How to adapt a skirt from casual to formal:

Here I have adapted my skirt from casual to formal. dressed it up with my navy Armani Collezioni jacket. I have had this jacket since the mid-nineties so I suppose that it is now classified as vintage. If you are interested in similar jackets I did find a few on Etsy.

Navy bias cut skirt worn casually with white shirt

For a very casual look I have teamed my skirt with a classic white shirt worn over a simple white tee. I have left the shirt open and rolled the cuffs up to reinforce the casual vibe. I have added a pair of silver ballet flats. They are the only shoes I keep here in France as I mostly live in trainers. You could equally wear a pair of simple trainers/sneakers.

How to adapt a skirt from casual to formal

Above I have knotted the white shirt to give it a different twist.

You can see how I teamed this same skirt with my leather jacket here and with a cream top here.


  1. Jacqueline Taylor
    30th September 2022 / 16:15

    Very elegant. When will the lovely scarves be back in stock in the shop?

    • 30th September 2022 / 16:19

      I will try to go to St.Tropez market again . The prices have gone up a bit so has postage so I will have to cost them up carefully.

  2. Francie
    30th September 2022 / 16:38

    Beautiful variations on the navy midi skirt, Josephine. You are so right that if you buy good things you can keep wearing and wearing them. I am wondering if you will continue visiting Grimaud through the fall and winter. Loved these pictures, thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Kathleen McDermott
    30th September 2022 / 21:31

    Timeless skirt. Timeless jacket. Both exquisite and very flattering. Love all the looks. I adore navy.

  4. Maria
    1st October 2022 / 04:44

    Hello Josephine, I always enjoy reading your blog. I was wondering if you have any favourite lingerie brands that you could recommend? No modelling necessary! Thank you, Maria

  5. Christina B.
    11th October 2022 / 23:59

    Beautiful outfits! I adore the white blouse tied in front. Very nice post

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