Do you have a list of clothes you are always on the look out for to gap-fill your wardrobe – where you feel like key items in your clothing inventory are missing? For the longest time, a red pencil skirt has been one of mine and now the hunt is finally over. Turns out red pencils are hard – there’s a fine line between ‘classy wiggle’ and ‘lady of the night’ when it comes to a tight, bright scarlet skirt.
I’m glad I finally found one that works for me because red is such a perpetual favourite of mine. I must wear it in every other post on here, so that’s not exactly going to come as a surprise. It just seems to instantly brighten so many outfits and it goes with a surprising array of other colours – just look at it here, with browns. I feel like that shouldn’t work but it definitely does. Even if I’m not wearing a red accessory or item of clothing, chances are I’ve got on that perpetual classic, red nail polish. So really, there wasn’t a better companion for this outfit than this cute Erstwilder brooch from their second ‘beauty school’ range.
So here we are, an outfit based around a red skirt and leopard print that went from my imagination into reality – and I think the brooch and bows really help to veer away from the call-girl look… I think! I also really love that this skirt is a wrap design – it gives it something a bit extra. If anyone is thinking of buying it, I found the size guide very accurate and the fabric has a fair amount of stretch. It is also a genuine wrap, so I keep thinking how good it would be for a beach day… Not that there’s many of those round these parts!
Fascinator: Alternate Normality
Top: Oasis (old)
Brooch: c/o Erstwilder ‘Laquer de Rouge’
Belt: Lindy Bop
Skirt: Glamour Bunny (on sale)
Bag: Top Vintage sometimes sells it
Shoes: Monsoon (old)