OOTD: How to style a Vintage granny skirt!
Having found this beautiful floral skirt in a charity shop at Uni for a couple of quid, I just knew I had to take it home with me! The colours are so vibrant and girly and drew me in straight away. However styling granny skirts can be a bit of a pain in the neck so I had to think carefully about this one. You want to look like you're channelling the vintage vibes without looking like you're going to be bound to a Zimmer frame any time soon with Werther's originals spilling out of your pockets! The task was to modernise the granny skirt and bring it fittingly into this decade...
So let's not beat around the bush. Here is how I style a charity shop granny skirt: Pairing this sort of skirt with an off the shoulder crop top encapsulates a little air of Bridget Bardot - fun yet sophisticated thanks to a glimpse of bare shoulders. The skirt is elasticated yet a little large to fit me comfortably and snugly in a high waisted manner, so I simply wrapped this brown high waisted H&M belt around it to secure it.
The scrunchie injects a little hipster vibe and compliments the dark lippy whilst the rest of my makeup is fairly natural and lightly bronzed.
I swear by Real Techniques brushes but have found that the purple Barry M bronzer brush is great due to its diagonal tapering - same with the mini BodyShop brush which I use to fill in my brows.
All of the products featured in this makeup look can be found easily in Boots and Superdrug so are great for my everyday makeup routine. I particularly love the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation as it gives a silky, dewy finish. The Lumière Magique primer is my ultimate fave and a staple that I use daily, however due to the glowy finish it also gives I use a light dusting of powder to tone down the finish of the products used together.
The lipstick shade is Sleek's matte Exxxagerate - a firm favourite of mine which packs a punch and gives a dramatic impact for that pout.
My Miss Selfridge brogues (RRP £45) go perfectly with this look - again adding to the Vintage feel.
Last but not least we have jewellery and bags! Keeping it simple with a pair of love heart stud earrings, a chose to wear a long pendant clock necklace from Accessorize which sits just above the belt.
The bag was a birthday present from Zara and although pricey (roughly £85 as far as I can remember as it is genuine leather) it has lasted for yonks and always looks fabulous with an outfit of this vintagey style.
Top it all off with a spritz of Chloé (my signature scent and ultimate all time favourite perfume) et voilà you have my outfit of the day!