Topshop Motel print pencil skirt

The moment I saw Topshop's motel printed skirt I knew I had to have it, but a striking print like this takes a bit of wardrobe creativity when it comes to potential outfits - the obvious option is to team it with simple black or white, but when have we ever gone down the obvious route? For anyone else considering the retro graphic print pencil skirt, here are a few more unexpected outfit choices that will make this skirt far more wearable than it first seems. The trick is to keep things fairly chunky and a little bit grungy for day, and vamp it up at night with slinky fabrics and statement stilettos. Here are three ways to wear this 50s-meets-90s skirt.

Motel printed tube skirt (throughout) £28 at Topshop

Look One: Parrots and Prints

Summer outfit with motel print skirt, parrot blouse and swedish hasbeens by Catwalk Queen

Parrot and monkey print sleeveless blouse £9.99 at H&M
Parrot earrings £6 at Dorothy Perkins
Swedish Hasbeens ornament khaki flat sandals £69 at ASOS
Orange neon perspex miniaudiere bag £19.99 at Zara
Beige two-tone retro sunglasses £13 at River Island


Look Two: Get The Blues

Summer outfit with graphic print skirt and blue top by Catwalk Queen

Richard Nicoll geometric print strappy top £250 at Net a Porter
Clutch bag with removable pocket £14 at ASOS
Aperlai Paris snakeskin strappy sandals £505 at My Wardrobe
Red heart shaped sunglasses £7 at Punky Pins


Look Three: Cropped & Chunky

Summer outfit with graphic print skirt, cropped tee and beige leather accessories by Catwalk Queen

Grey crop top with gem detail £20 at Glamorous
Kenneth Jay Lane drop earrings £20 at ASOS
Light beige mini messenger bag £20 at River Island
Anton Heunis crystal cluster bracelet £130 at My-Wardrobe
Miista Ori high heeled sandals £75 at Zalando*

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