In praise of the vintage skirt.
When I shop thrift I head for the dresses first, then the blazers/jackets and my third stop is skirts. I find them more comfortable to wear than pants and flattering for my curvy figure.
I recently picked up this amazing skirt from another vintage seller in Hamilton. I spotted it on Instagram while thrifting (Ha! I know…the irony!) I knew I had to make it mine. Thus is the curse of the vintage collector.
How To Style A Vintage Skirt
The fabric is woven and very heavy. It is like wearing a large blanket which is perfect for the cold weather that showed up recently.
It is part of a set and came with a little matching vest.
Yeah I’ve got some crazy colours and pattern mixing going on here. My motto is “Go wild or go home”. Sometimes I just go home but this time I didn’t.
#1 Tip How To Style A Vintage Skirt
Treat it like you would a contemporary skirt.
Pretty easy right?
I’ve got quite a personal collection of skirts but I thought I’d showcase some of the skirts I currently have for sale in my Etsy store.
I’m crazy about this skirt and every time I look at this photo I want to go and remove it from my store. It is large on me and would require some alternations which is probably why I’ve held off.
It is no secret that I have a bit of a “thing” for leather and suede.
When I was growing up leather was considered to be lux and too expensive for my budget.
Now, through the magic of thrifting I’ve been able to make up for my lack of leather in my youth. I know that lots of people don’t care for leather anymore which is the way I feel about fur.
I’m finding the leather pieces are slower movers than vegan or animal friendly versions.
I love a high quality wool skirt in a flattering shape. The multiple colours in the pattern make it extra easy to combine with other pieces.
This soft pastel knit skirt is part of a vintage set from the 1950s by Lady Anne. I love the names I find on vintage tags!
I’m a huge fan of florals and mixing prints. This skirt has an added bonus that many modern day manufacturers are too cheap to include…pockets!
I’m calling this look Carrie Bradshaw does country western. I don’t think my heels are nearly high enough for her though.
I love wearing bold blue. It’s a neutral often forgotten.
How about a bit of drama?
Metallic silver to the floor should do the trick.
More classic wool and plaid because I can never get enough of a good thing.
Classic vintage wool crepe skirt with pleats. You wouldn’t think of this as a funky style but it all depends on what you pair it with.
Taking a bit of a lay down in a feminine button up 1970s floral midi, ’cause, you know, that’s how us fancy style bloggers do it!
Purple is another favourite colour of mine that works well with every skin tone.
And last but not least a bit of patchwork stripes in warm corduroy for a cozy boho vibe.
I’ve got plenty of other skirts in my shop Vintage by Suzanne on Etsy.
Are you a fan of skirts? Which was your favourite here?
Till next time!
Linking up with the lovely Patti over at Visible Monday.
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