Two Ways Tuesday: Gorman Skirt

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouCardigan: Eugenie Cashmere (similar here)

Skirt: Gorman (Remixed)

Tights: Sonsee Woman

Shoes: Wittner

Belt: Similar Here

This Gorman skirt is one of those items in my wardrobe that doesn’t get a huge amount of air-time on the blog because it’s such a statement piece.

I remixed it from a too-small dress a few years ago, and the result’s a lovely silk skirt in russetty burnt orange, with mustard bunting flags and a navy hem. For someone like me who likes a bit of the matchy-matchy those three colours gives a good scope to play with.

For my first Two-Ways outfit I made it a little more formal by teaming it navy opaque tights from Sonsee (They’re a 60 denier, so just a hint of skin through the fabric) with a buttoned-up cashmere cardigan. I’ve sewn the cardigan closed, as I tend to wear this one as a layering sweater most often. It gives the cardigan a lean line and prevents gaping between the buttons.

Frocks and Frou FrouBelt: Similar Here

A belt right at the waist gives a good shape, while also making sure my proportions aren’t thrown out by the hip-length cardigan. The golden brown of the belt is echoed by the hue of the skirt, and the floral motif on the buckle provides a nice contrast to the geometric triangles on the hem.

For my second Two-Ways outfit I dressed the skirt down with a slouchy t-shirt from Dream Diva and another cashmere cardigan from Boden.

I’m still playing with the same colour palette: navy, mustard and rust but the whole effect is a lot looser and more casual.

The bare legs, and the pale yellow cardigan lighten the look, as does the light catching the spangly sequinned heart on the t-shirt.

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouCardigan: Boden

Tee: Dream Diva

Skirt: As Above

Shoes: Seychelles via DSW

And, um, yeah. The hair’s gone! I finally took the plunge and went got the crop! No more hair tutorials for a while, but I think I need to start buying some cute headbands.

39 thoughts on “Two Ways Tuesday: Gorman Skirt

  1. I LOVE this skirt and I’m happy to see it here AGAIN! The new hair cut is so cute, but you always look gorgeous!

  2. OH MAN I love that skirt! Your new hairdo looks fab. I got a pixie cut a couple years back and I have loved it ever since, so I hope you love yours as much!

  3. This skirt is always a winner – it’s so beautiful and you always style it so well! And that cut is *divine* on you!! I highly encourage headbands & fun sparkly barrettes in shorter hair. You look gorgeous!

      • Sometimes I just pinned sparkly brooches to existing headbands & that worked great! Target was a great source, & craft stores (Joann’s, Michaels here in the U.S.) have sections with cute make-your-own headband areas. Super cheap & customizable!! I also sewed some felt to hair clips to make cute flower barrettes!

  4. You look fabulous darling! the skirt brings you out a lot! Both outfits are an A+ and that sequin shirt….I don’t know but i have a total weakness to sequin maybe its my inner Judy Garland and her ruby slipper love, to me it makes the outfit! as always you look divine!

  5. I love the sparkly t-shirt – and Girl! YOUR HAIR! I LOVE IT!

    Any chance we can see how the back was cut? Not that I’m looking for ideas, or anything…nope. Not at all.

    (Currently, my hair is half-way down my back, and I’m trying to wait as long as possible before I cut it off. I’ll be donating it to an organization called ‘Wigs For Kids’ – already donated to ‘Locks of Love’ 2x in the past.)

    • LOL, yes, definitely! I’ll take some pics and do a proper post soon! How lovely of you to donate to Wigs for Kids – I’ll have to keep that in mind for next time!

  6. I love the new haircut! It really suits you. You look absolutely gorgeous. The skirt seems to be quite tricky to pair up with (I would definitely fail the challenge), but I like both versions. It’s very versatile, indeed!

  7. Especially love the colours in your second outfit and your hair looks gorgeous (oh how I wish I had straighter hair!)

  8. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE ALL OF IT!!!! Great hair too!! p.s. I received my order from Hope & Harvest after your last post, and LOVE the eternity dress. Will email pic. Let the H&H girls know that I purchased from them after seeing your post.

  9. Hair! As a short hair aficionado myself, I definitely approve! It gives you a more glamorous edge, lending that tiny bit of quirkiness at the same time. Bravo to the chop! (outfit is lovely too)

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