Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Making mini skirts work...

These photos were taken way back at the beginning of October, before I picked up my glasses but I don't know why I haven't posted it yet as this is an outfit I wear pretty regularly despite both the shoes and the skirt being impulse buys. I have to admit, I am awful for making impulse purchases, (especially if I happen to wonder into a supermarket clothing section) and this skirt definitely falls into that category. I saw it on ASOS for a measly £9.50 and figured that even if it did look a bit yellow, with change from a tenner, I couldn't really complain. Luckily, when the skirt arrived, it was gorgeous- the colour is more camel than yellow and the check print is lovely- I never can resist a checked skirt

Coat: Dannimac via my mum, faux fur stole: H&M, blouse: Urban Outfitters, skirt: Vero Moda via ASOS, tights: ASDA, shoes: NW3 by Hobbs
As soon as it arrived, I knew I wanted to pair it with this teal blouse, it seems to go with everything and although sheer, with a camisole top underneath, it is more than work appropriate. I think the trick with mini skirts, is to ensure that you wear a top with sleeves with them, as this makes the shorter length a lot less obvious, even if the sleeves are sheer


A slick of red lipstick and my faux fur stole always make me feel glamourous, even when heading to work, definitely the perfect sartorial pick me up...



Yes, my legs really are that short! Cable knit tights are a winter essential for me and these match these NW3 heels nearly perfectly. These heels hopefully elongate my stumpy legs too, despite the length of my skirt...


What was your last impulse purchase? How do you make short skirts more wearable?
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12 comments

Sarah P said...

LOVE this outfit - really suits your colouring, you look amazing. The skirt is gorgeous! xxx

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

Ebay is where my impulsiveness is at its worst, 99p for a dress...hell yeah!

Gems x

Fashion, Well Done

LilyLipstick said...

I love this outfit, the colours work so well together. I have really short legs so mini skirts are never really "mini" on me! x

daisychain said...

Love/want/need this skirt x

Kirsty M said...

Oooh, I really love how you've styled this outfit! Good tips for wearing a mini skirt too. But alas- my legs aren't just stumpy. I think it's bordering on a crime to shimmy my backside into a mini skirt. No one wants to see that. Dresses are my impulse buy, can never have too many I say!xxx

Emma C-M said...

i want those shoes. i miss wearing nice shoes for work. xx

Emma George said...

Love this outfit!

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Sherin said...

The whole look goes so perfectly together. I love the pairing of the check skirt and teal blouse!

Gem said...

I love all of this, the textures and the warm tights. I buy on impulse all the time which is a bit naughty. Got an navy blue asos dress on my dinner break today x

Sarah said...

Love how you've styled the skirt!
x

Alex said...

Stumpy legs? What stumpy legs?! I was just thinking how fab they looked in these photos.

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Ditto Alex, you have beautiful legs! You look absolutely lovely Maria, I love your colour coordination, as always. I used to have a mini like this that I'm really gutted I threw out! ugh! xxx

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