Thursday, 28 February 2013

A Week of Dropped Hems: 7 More Ways to Wear the Mixi

Thanks to an evil cold striking me down, after a flurry of activity, the last week has been my least active since I started blogging (with my 6 month "birthday" coming up tomorrow) and it actually feels a bit weird trying to get back into it again, but here I am, tissue-free and chiffon-clad once more!

I thought it was about time for a mixi update showcasing some of my more recent additions (see my original How to Wear the Mixi post here), so here are a week's worth of outfits-for-the-indecisive-of-length (I didn't actually wear all these in the last week, but I didn't really want to show you my tiger print onesie and red nose combo).

Skirt: New Look (Current), Hat and Trainers: Primark (Current), T-Shirt: Primark (Past Season)

This look was actually inspired by a shot of Little Mix (cringe - they're looking pretty hot these days, alright), but you can tell who my favourite band is, I take it? I loved the idea of using the skirt to inject a bit of unexpected glamour and pizzazz into a casual band tee/wedge hi-top combo.

Skirt: As Above, T-Shirt: Forever 21, Belt: Primark, Boots: Peacocks, Bracelet (Worn as Hair Accessory): Primark

Making the T-shirt combo party-ready by cinching in a metallic version with a statement waist belt... This was the hairdo that won me the #NLXmasHair Instagram competition.

Skirt: Miss Selfridge, Jumper: Marks & Spencer (Past Season), Boots: Peacocks (Past Season)

Although this M&S jumper is a year or two old (my grandmother treated us to matching ones - she's still wearing her own hot pink version too!), it's still like new and has really come into its own this winter. The grey shade goes with everything, the slouchy-but-not-shapeless fit makes it great for toning down dressier outfits, and the ability to tug it oh-so-casually off the shoulder adds a bit of femininity. I love the contrast of thick wool and long boots against the skirt's delicate fabric and hemline. This is a combination I'd been dying to try out since I wrote my original post, and I'm really pleased with the results!

Skirt: New Look (As Above), Shirt: Primark, Boots: Red Herring at Debenhams

Shirts also work well with mixi hems, with different cuts, styles and accessories lending themselves to completely different vibes. I teamed this buttoned-up leopard print number with a tan waist belt and chunky shearling-trim ankle boots for a pared-down daytime look with a fierce edge.

Skirt: Miss Selfridge (As Above), Shirt: Primark (Current), Shoes: New Look (Past Season)

For a dressier shirty ensemble, I switched in my pearl-collared long-sleeved blouse and dolly shoes, limiting myself to a sleek monochrome colour palette.

Dress: Madam Rage, Shoes: Faith (Past Season), Collar: Topshop, Bracelet: Primark (Past Season), Cat Ears: Boohoo

You may have already seen this amazing Madam Rage dress in my Christmas outfits post, styled Audrey/Deco-style, but it's so gorgeous that I challenged myself to find more ways to wear it, and came up with these two looks. The ensemble above is a cutesy fairytale-esque combo inspired by the ASOS outfit I put together for the Fashion Vouchers Christmas Challenge. The outfit below is my attempt to put a rock chick stamp on the dress (finished off with my meticulously honed "don't mess" expression, obvs). I'm really pleasantly surprised by its versatility - I had to have it because it defined gorgeousness on its own, but getting three (and counting) completely different ensembles out of it was definitely beyond expectations!

Dress: As Above, Hair Band and Boots: Boohoo, Earrings and Tights: Topshop, Belt: New Look (Past Season)

I know this is a bit of a love-it-or-hate-it trend, but I'm helplessly addicted... I've just invested in a basic (but perfectly formed) £8 jersey maxi-mixi from Primark for summer, and I'm pretty sure it won't be the only asymmetric piece I "invest in" this season. How about you - are you obsessed yet?

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  1. I need to invest in a dip hem skirt. I got a gorgeous floral dip hem dress from Love last year and I can't wait to wear it again. xx

  2. Love the animal print outfit the best .. very cute styles :-)


  3. I love dip-hem skirts, they're so comfy but stylish!

    The Style Rawr!

    P.S We're currently running a Next competition you may be interested in!

  4. Love the second outfit :D

    Have a nice sunday!
    The Spotted Cherry Pie

  5. love the different looks you create with one skirt