Top: Victoria’s Secret
Skirt: Asos (remixed)
Shoes: Diana Ferrari
As expected, I much prefer this Asos skirt cropped short to the original length, which made me feel a little dowdy.
The skirt could probably have been a smidgy bit longer, but it’s been SO hot lately, that when I took it to the clothing alteration place I was thinking more “summer” than “trans-seasonal”. Hasty, hasty; though I decided at the last minute not to give the second skirt I’d taken in for hemming the same alteration.
The shorter length doesn’t hang quite so heavily from my hips, and the colour – a deep, resounding burgundy – doesn’t overwhelm the other elements of the outfit. I love it with the yellow touches, and I’m already planning some outfits utilising my favourite mustard-coloured cardigan… once it cools down a little, anyway.
lovely skirt, i love the matching belt and flat <3
Thanks so much, Alice! I desperately need a new pair of yellow flats – I’ve got some supposedly in the post, but I’m not sure they’re going to fit!
Love these colors! I’m in the middle of winter over here in Boston and desperately craving bright colors in my wardrobe right now! Also, the skirt length is perfect (not too short in my humble opinion 😉
Oh, swap you, Stephanie! It’s definitely too hot here, bright colours or no!
Oh this is such a cute outfit! I love the colour pairings. I adore navy & yellow together, but the idea of adding in cranberry, never would have thought. Brilliant!!
Love the shoes too. =)
Thanks Jules 🙂 I guess Navy and yellow go together, and I’ve seen burgundy and mustard together too, and burgundy and navy are a pretty safe combo. I’m really glad all three play together as nicely as they did!
I love the colours too and it’s a surprise to see just how well the cranberry and mustard go together. The shorter length skirt is definitely the thing to have done!
LOL, I was surprised! I do love it though 🙂
what a.beautiful outfit! I’m going to make a skirt inspired by this one 🙂
Hey Geri, yay! I was thinking of doing one in Mustard, but I haven’t been able to find any fabric! What colour are you thinking?
How do you get your belts to stay in place when you use them with skirts? I have only used accent belts on dresses because I’m always adjusting them as they slip around, but I’d love to try one with skirts.
Hey Deb. With this outfit it was OK because the underside of the belt is quite textured, and so’s the fabric of the skirt, so the two pieces just kind of gripped each other. With slippy belts I always find myself adjusting myself all the time.
Have you tried using some fashion tape? That ought to work!
This colour combination is brilliant! The yellow compliments both deep colours and brings it all together. It looks wonderful on you!
Thank you, Tina! I definitely agree, the outfit looked a bit too one-dimensional without the belt, it needs the bright yellow to lift it!
I would never have thought of combining these colours, but it works!
It was a fluke, actually! The outfit needed a belt to tie it together, and the yellow just *worked*!
Skirt length perfect.
You are beautiful as always.
Thank you, Cilla 🙂
Love the color combo which is surprising but very successful! Bold but gorgeous! I think the skirt is gorgeous length for summer and spring and the color is less overwhelming…but I loved it longer for winter autumn and thought it looked lovely!
I love that shirt- when u first posted I went to but but it was sold out!!
It sort of surprised me too, actually! I put on the blouse and the skirt, and though “needs…. something” and the yellow just *popped*! Yay for flukes!
fabulous! and may I add, your hair is looking very cool. Keep growing it but keep your fringe. It will be like how Catpower used to have her hair! Tres chic!
LOL, Thanks Mandy! I was toying with the idea of growing the fringe out again, but I don’t know if I want to – it’s become such a defining feature of my “look”!
I’m from Melbourne too and am so over this heat! It’s ruining my sense of style as all I can think of is “keep cool, must keep cool”. Love the burgundy with the yellow. You really are great with accessorising; definitely not my strength!
Ugh, it’s just getting unbearable, isn’t it? I wish it would at least cool down in the evenings to give us all a bit of a respite!
You were right and now the skirt is perfect. Love the whole outfit. You inspired me to buy a polka dot shirt.
Hi Susan, you’ll never look back! I’ve got my eyes peeled for a second one now!
that skirt suits you both longer and shorter, but wow! this outfit is adorable!!!! i love the colours!!! <3
Thanks Donna! Polkadots make everything play together nicely, I think 🙂
I love this whole outfit! The colours work so well together! 🙂
Thanks Naomi – I have to admit, I was a little surprised by how well they worked together myself!
I would love you to do a list of your essential wardrobe items for the coming Melbourne winter. Could you do that? Love your style!
That’s a good idea, Mandy – Thanks! I’ll try and get a lust-list together as soon as I can!
Ooh, a pop of yellow, what a great colour to add to blue and burgundy! Great outfit! Definitely ‘pinning’ this for later inspiration 🙂
Yay! An Australian blog like yours! I could tell right away when you mentioned the heat. I’m so used to US based blogs. I found you while reading Already Pretty’s links today. I really like your outfits and love this blue polka dot blouse and the way you’ve styled it. I am very into great colour combinations, and find them so, so striking and inspiring. I’m thinking of getting a similar blouse from my favourite shop … I’m from Brisbane by the way. I’d love to swap for Melbourne though. Maybe one day. I’ll be sure to read your blog from now! Kiss to you : )