Sunday, 22 May 2016


Over the past few weeks, I have been enjoying styling and wearing a black pencil skirt with a detachable black draped panel.  I discovered  Zippy Skirts on Instagram and was fascinated by the concept of a skirt that could be worn creating different looks with zip on panels, and even be worn as a top.

Zippy Skirts is the creation of Australian designer, Chalisa Morrison and the Zippy Skirt was designed out her own need for a multifunctional skirt that could be styled and worn many different ways...i think she nailed it!

leatherette hi-lux jacket / motto
sleeveless top / temt
skirt / c/- zippy skirts
leggings / motto
sneaks / target

I have found the skirt to be extremely versatile.  Over the past weeks, I have worn it casually doing errands around town, styled it with the back elegance panel for a day of work meetings, and worn it as a top over skinny jeans for lunch out with girlfriends.  

chios washed jacket / metalicus
marni shirt & betty belt / motto
skirt & panel / c/- zippy skirts
pumps / wittner

The skirt is a substantial quality fabric, is wash and wear, doesn't crease, and can be folded into a suitcase without need for ironing when you take it out, making it a brilliant item to travel with.  

I chose the black elegance panel because it was most in line with my general style choices, but there are a number of elegance and printed panels to choose from, including a a very cool asymmetric black one.

The skirt also has a wide waistband which allows you to adjust the length of the skirt.  Worn on the waist the skirt sits above my knee, worn lower on my hips and the the skirt will sit on on my knee or little lower.

jacket / peter morrissey
top / c/- zippy skirts
skinny pant / katies
boots / aldi

It really is a clever skirt and has proven to be a fantastic addition to my wardrobe. Most women tend to have at least one black skirt in their closet and if you are looking for one, this is worth considering.  It dresses up, dresses down, and could be a very versatile addition for professional women who have a more corporate dress code.  Did I mention Zippy Skirts are made in Australia!  

Do check out Chalisa and Zippy Skirts and you can also visit them on Instagram.

xxx Deborah

I have written this post in collaboration with Zippy Skirts.  Items cited as "c/-" have been gifted to Stylish Murmurs, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Garments for review are selected by me and I only accept items that I would choose/purchase myself.


  1. What a brilliant idea and beautiful skirt. You've styled it really beautifully Deborah. I will check it out and might just get myself one.

    1. Elsie, glad you like it. I am always on the look out for beautiful Australian made clothing.

  2. Precious proposals. I love the skirt and the combination of blue and black.

    1. As always thank you for your kind words Josep-Maria

  3. What a cool idea! I like the different looks you've shown.

    1. Thanks Susan:) We have some very creative designers here.

  4. Genius! Aren't Australian designers clever!

    1. Sharon, yes indeed. Very creative thinkers here.

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  6. I love your style Deborah. Really love the black/blue combination. I'm such a pants girl but really loving this skirt, must check it out I think. Is that a leather bracelet you are wearing? Looks great. I've been trying to find one myself. Can I ask where you got it from?

    1. Hi Toula, thanks for your lovely comments. Do check out Zippy Skirts, I cannot recommend them highly enough :) And yes it's a leather strap that wraps around my wrist and then fastens. I don't know the label and it has no branding on it :( I bought it from my friend's shoe boutique - she sells accessories too. I have been keeping an eye out should she get more as I would love one in grey.

    2. Thanks Deborah. Would love to know if they come back in stock. Have been looking for a while for a leather wrist wrap but nothing I like as yet. Really love the look of yours. Cheers :)

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