Work that skirt!

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Skirts are great things to wear. Want to have some fun? Try a skirt binge!

When you’re feeling low, ungraceful or bored, just put on a wacky skirt with crazy colours (or an elegant skirt you would wear out) and feel the transformation! In summer, when you’re seriously considering moving to Antarctica, try wearing that light muslin skirt you bought years ago.

If you’re tired of wearing track pants (again!) find a skirt that’ll brighten your day.

Where do you buy interesting and amazing skirts for all seasons? In second hand clothing stores. It’s amazing what other people have cast off. Go have a look – rummage through some skirts. Many won’t suit you, but don’t be discouraged! It’s surprising what can look good with your vibrant green striped top. Find a skirt that’s burnt-orange and try it on. Alternatively, take a navy blue mini-skirt with red polka dots and just savour the effect!

If you’re feeling super motivated and enthusiastic, take your pick of the library’s books on sewing. Find some old material and take time-out to make a funky skirt. Need ideas? Check our recommended Fashion sites.

Skirts are there to be enjoyed – go crazy!

Have a favourite skirt you love to wear? Ever found a winner in a dusty op-shop? Tell us your skirt stories.

4 thoughts on “Work that skirt!

  1. Donna 3 February 2010 / 3:20 pm

    If only I could sew, I’d be skirted up to the nines!

    Skirts rule, there’s something lovable about them especially when worn with that librarian stereotype the cardie.

    I’ve got this most amazing long dusky pink velvet skirt with all sorts of bits and pieces on it, including a picture of King Charles I. I love its craziness! It was from a shop of Christchurch somewhere.

  2. Rachaelccl 3 February 2010 / 3:54 pm

    I love my skirts, I don’t know where I’d be without them. In fact, I wear them exclusively – a colleague once asked me if I had a religious aversion to trousers.

  3. Sarkimh 3 February 2010 / 4:48 pm

    Skirts are my weakness! Especially gorgeous coloured summer ones bought for under $10…

    Though I must say, with the wonderfully strong Canterbury Nor-Westers spurring me on, I’ve been (re)discovering denim skirts.

    Yes, denim skirts!

    They’re heavy enough to resist the Nor-West, and having spent plenty of time fossicking I’ve managed to find some that are a bit quirky 🙂

    Go the $2 skirt!

  4. kauri girl 5 February 2010 / 10:49 am

    Also check out other CCL cool titles like – Sew What? Skirts and Junky Styling. Inspirational!

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