Cropped Cranberry

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Top: Victoria’s Secret

Skirt: Asos (remixed)

Belt: Sussan

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”.Β 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.

34 thoughts on “Cropped Cranberry

  1. 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 πŸ˜‰

  2. 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. =)

    <3 Jules

    1. Thanks Jules πŸ™‚ 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

    1. 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!

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

    1. 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”!

  7. 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!

  8. Ooh, a pop of yellow, what a great colour to add to blue and burgundy! Great outfit! Definitely ‘pinning’ this for later inspiration πŸ™‚

  9. 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 : )

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