It shouldn’t be difficult to tell if this skirt is vintage or modern. After all, if you have been following the past couple of days you know we are looking at some of my vintage items!
Today I am using this skirt specifically at the request of our stylish friend Paula at dettamoda, because she has a passion for bright colours.
Can you guess which one she requested?!
As much as I love this skirt I have only ever worn it one way. Granted, I have worn it that way many times, but I just don’t seem to have a lot of items that will go with it, so this will be a bit of a challenge.
If you have been reading this blog since the Gypsy Trend you will remember seeing this look before. The only variation on this look I have done in the past is using a red cardigan instead of the red jumper/sweater.
So, I guess we should get started and see what I can find in my wardrobe!
The Fringe of Vintage – One of the things I love about this skirt and the reason I bought it is because of the colours and print. The tangerine, red and pink all used together is such a big trend this season. As you know I am in love with orange, have recently discovered the attitude to wear red and am currently having a girlie crush on bright pink…so this skirt was destined to be mine. For this look I have also used a red fitted tank top, a lacy fringe overlay, and a pair of my beloved orange suede pumps.
Accessories for this look include an orange beaded cuff bracelet, tan & brown tribal inspired clutch and my orange double wrap watch. I also have an orange glass bead necklace made by a friend.
To me this look is fresh and carefree. Good for spring and summer and especially for a weekend!
Vintage Office Brights – Even though this look would work for a fun weekend away, the tailored white shirt keeps it crisp enough to wear to work. I like the ruffled treatment on the shirt that runs up the front and widens at the shoulders which gives it a very modern look. The co-stars of this look are the vintage pink, red and orange scarf, the red suede ankle boots and the bright orange tote (which was free as from L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival). I like that the tote is big enough to throw in a cardigan if the office gets chilly. It’s also plenty big enough to fit your lunch for those days you have to stay in the office.
The scarf is actually very pretty and would look just as lovely tied in your hair or wrapped as a headband. Scarves are such a great way to express some individuality and add colour to your looks. If you have a lot of basics in your wardrobe a scarf can update any look and cover any seasonal trend without costing a fortune.
Vintage Winter Brights – Okay, I know this doesn’t look that much different from the first look…but it is winter here and I do have to create a few looks that I can wear now! Even though it may be hard to tell in this pic, underneath is a pale yellow cashmere jumper/sweater by Ralph Lauren that I wear with everything! On top is a felted red jacket, but a cardigan would work too, and a red necklace purchased on the Nile in Egypt. Then to finish it off I used my tried and true big red Guess bag and well-worn red cowboy boots. What can I say, sometimes you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!
Paula, I hope I didn’t disappoint. This one was much harder for me and my brights challenged wardrobe than it would have been for you!
I have to say that I am really looking forward to warmer weather to wear the look with the white sleeveless shirt…but I may get away with adding a red cardigan this winter if I can’t wait until October!
More vintage from my wardrobe tomorrow. See you then!