The idea for this challenge of 1 Skirt x 3 Ways, came from my 7 Looks x 7 Days – LBD Challenge. You’ll remember the mustard coloured skirt I used in Day One of the challenge. Well I love that skirt but don’t seem to wear it very often. So I thought I could challenge myself to pull together 3 new looks using the skirt.
And what better time than the present? Of course I was even more motivated when the Fashion Mister announced that he was taking me out to dinner. You see, it’s the anniversary of the day we met so he brought home a little bouquet of Gerber Daisies and informed me he had made reservations at the restaurant where we had gotten engaged. I know! How sweet! The Fashion Mister is the romantic one in our house and I am lucky to have him!
…what could I wear that was nice? Something that wasn’t the standard or usual go to?
It is winter after all. I mean autumn just sort of took a pass this year and we have gone straight to freezing cold!
Look 1 – Dressy - I’ve been thinking about putting this Glassons jumper/sweater with this skirt for ages and lately I have seen so many hi-low skirts, that are obviously on trend, so I modified the look to work for me. I don’t think I would buy a hi-low skirt because most of them remind me too much of the “mullet” hair-style that is just so wrong. It looks fantastic on younger women with great legs, but you know I hate my knees so probably not for me. However, I put on a pair of dark mustard coloured short leggings, folded up the hem on one side and then pinned it with a brooch that was my grandmother’s and that I had used in my bridal bouquet on our wedding day. See, the Fashion Mister isn’t the only one that can be romantic! I had to belt the waist of the jumper to give myself some shape and then finished accessorizing with blue, copper and gold bangles.
Look 2 – Winter Warmer - I did mention that it is winter here in the Southern Hemisphere didn’t I? Even though this skirt is light-weight cotton, which is why it flows so nicely, I wanted a look that could be worn in winter. It was easier than I thought! A turquoise colored top, a big fuzzy jumper that I purchased from the Salvation Army Thrift Shop for less than $6.00, tights and my brown suede boots. Add in some jewelry, a belt to give me a waist and the vintage owl necklace from my mum. There you go. Toasty and warm! The colours in the cardigan pull together the mustards and turquoise which make the whole thing work really nicely together. Plus I love all the vintage and thrifted bits to this look. It makes it more eclectic, more me and my style.
Look 3 – Autumn or Spring - This look would work equally well for Autumn or Spring. The colours say autumn (because they are the colours that work best for me), but the fabrics and floral print work well for spring (all soft, flowing and girlie). I decided to mix into the stack of bangles a couple of purple ones to bring out some of the purple in the floral print. The beaded necklace gives it a gypsy chic, boho chic, vibe and the wide brown belt shows off my curves. You can just see the bottom of my massively high cork wedges that just happen to be a perfect mustardy match for the skirt!
So there you go, one fairly inexpensive cotton skirt from Glassons ($25.00 on sale) styled to give me three different looks for three different times of the year or seasons of my life if you will.
Which was your favourite? What else could I do with this skirt to get more from my 1 Skirt x 3 Ways?
- Style Creep: Maxi Skirt (thenewlime.wordpress.com)
- 10 Ways to Wear Pleated Skirts From Now Through Spring (fabsugar.com)
- SHOP: 50 Best Spring Maxi Dresses and Skirts (marieclaire.co.uk)
- One Simple Maxi Skirt, Transformed Seven Fabulous Ways (fabsugar.com)
- Skirt Mullet // Lookbook (sumofyum.wordpress.com)
- New Basic: The Hi-Low Skirt aka Mullet Skirt? (brokeandbeautiful.com)