Wednesday, 17 July 2013

How to Wear a Denim Mini Skirt: Topshop's £20 Circle Skirt Dupe

Denim mini skirts of varying kinds have seen me through more summers (and winters, come to that) than I care to remember, from 2001's "rebellious" search for the shortest I could possibly dredge up to 2009's quest for the perfect rara. I thought I'd now consigned them to the realms of nostalgia... until I came across this dead ringer for American Apparel's circle skirt in Topshop. With a £20 gift card burning a hole in my pocket, and little prior hope of finding anything I wanted at such a price, there was more than a little excitement!

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Topshop, American Apparel Dupe, Circle Skirt, Mini Skirt, Denim, Double Denim, How to Wear, Crop Top, Style Ideas

The bleached effect, skater cut and high-waist are oh-so-'90s, which, ironically, gives it a bang-up-to-date feel (and if you are going to go for it, you couldn't find a more flattering shape). It has a (*cringe*) elasticated waist, but once it's on, you'd never know - in fact, it's the most genius way of ensuring a perfect fit! So you can keep your "ironic" denim pencil skirts and A-line midis (well, until I find one under £20) - I'm all about embracing my inner child (yes, again).

Do It Like A Lady

Topshop, Denim Mini Skirt, Circle Skirt, American Apparel Dupe, Beehive, Embellished Collar

Topshop, Denim Mini Skirt, Circle Skirt, American Apparel Dupe, Beehive, Embellished Collar
Skirt: Topshop (Available Here), Collar and Hair Band: Both New Look, Jumper and Socks: Both Primark, Shoes: Office 

A feminine, vintage-inspired take on "double denim" for cooler days!


Varsity Blues

Topshop, Denim Mini Skirt, Circle Skirt, American Apparel Dupe, Varsity T-Shirt, Primark
Skirt: As Above, Top, Shoes and Socks: All Primark

Playing on the sporty-meets-preppy cheerleader vibe...


Sport Luxe Sweetheart

Topshop, Denim Mini Skirt, Circle Skirt, American Apparel Dupe, Primark, Wedge High-Tops, Hi-Tops, Crop Top, Sports Luxe, New Look, Mesh, Long-Sleeved
Skirt: As Above, Top: New Look, Trainers: Primark

Both already featured favourites, the tough-vs-girly combination of the top's mesh and sweetheart neckline detail, and the trainers' studs and rhinestones, meshes perfectly with the personality of the skirt.


Pile-Up

Topshop, Denim Mini Skirt, Circle Skirt, American Apparel Dupe, Primark, Crop Top, Cartoon Print, Wedge High-Tops, Hi-Tops
Skirt, Trainers and Mesh-Sleeved Top: As Above, Cartoon Print Top: Primark

Topshop, Denim Mini Skirt, Circle Skirt, American Apparel Dupe, New Look, Tokyo Doll, Mint, Pastel, Crop Top, Cropped Jumper, Knit, Wedge High-Tops, Hi-Tops
Skirt, Trainers and Mesh-Sleeved Top: As Above, Mint Knit: Tokyo Doll at New Look

Aaand the other great thing about long-sleeved crop tops... layerability! Perfect for giving a sporty edge, an extra layer of insulation (I know, the last thing we need in the UK at the moment, for once!) and/or a bit of coverage for the arm-shy.


Glo-Girl

Topshop, Denim Mini Skirt, Circle Skirt, American Apparel Dupe, Primark, Neon, 90s, Beanie, Crop Top, Neon Bra, Boyfriend T-Shirt, Tee
Skirt and Trainers: As Above, Top and Bra: Both Primark, Beanie and Bracelet c/o New Look

In the interests of a full exploration of all facets of the skirt's character, I had to go a bit nu-rave '90s, with neon accents (and why not use colour pop lingerie as a fashion accessory?) balanced by a relaxed white tee (and, yes, those trainers again - sue me).


Are you doing denim this season?




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8 comments:

  1. I saw this skirt in store the other day, its gorgeous and so easy to style! I love every single one here!

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    1. Thanks Roxii :) Yep definitely a good investment!

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  2. love that skirt especially your lady like look...you add a 60's-esque vibe to that look

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  3. I agree with Roxii I think that denim skirt is fantastic to combine with everything! wow you did a great job :), my fav look is the 'lady' one, very classy! I might look for a skirt similar to this one :)
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    Maria C
    http://shoesandgloss.blogspot.com

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  4. Great styling tips doll and looking great.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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