Update Of An Old Skirt

21/08/2017

When I got this top I wasn’t sure if I should return it. I tried it on several times but was not fully convinced. As so many other unworn clothing, it got lost in the back of my closet – haha. That was until I updated an old pencil skirt.

I’ve had the pencil skirt for many years and the zip broke. This is when I decided to update it with a new zip – but instead of the usual zip, I opted for a long exposed red zip all the way down the back. The look is a bit more dramatic.

I took the opportunity of changing the waistband at the same time because it always felt a bit uncomfortable. I sewed a wide elastic band onto the skirt and discarded the original band. Volià! I have a new skirt which fits beautifully with my red Self-portrait top.

Updating an old garment can be just as satisfying as buying a new one, so instead of throwing out old clothes, get creative and update them.

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44 Comments

  • Reply Sonia Aicha 05/09/2017 at 18:22

    That skirt is everything, love the details, so sexy !!
    I love your sense of style,
    Sonia
    http://www.soniaaicha.com

  • Reply Biki 03/09/2017 at 09:26

    Hey hon, this post really shows the importance of details. Look at the difference that red zip makes, it’s unexpected and just WERKS! I’m all about using creativity to remix old clothes to breathe new life into them and that’s totally what you’ve done. Brava and have a good week ahead . Xo

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      Reply yvonne 03/09/2017 at 18:30

      Hey Biki, Yes the red zip does make a big difference. I love updating some of my old clothes! Have a lovely week ahead! xo

  • Reply Logan 02/09/2017 at 19:15

    I love the detail on your skirt! Such a great outfit.

    xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com

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      Reply yvonne 03/09/2017 at 18:27

      Thank you, Logan! xo

  • Reply Vivellefashion 30/08/2017 at 15:54

    Girlfriend! You look super sexy in this look. That red zipper really harmonized your look.

    http://www.vivellefashion.com

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      Reply yvonne 30/08/2017 at 17:05

      Thank you so much! Sometimes it’s good just to revamp an old garment! xo

  • Reply Kara Aragon 28/08/2017 at 17:01

    Great top & skirt. You look stunning.

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

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      Reply yvonne 28/08/2017 at 19:08

      Thank you, Kara! I appreciate your comment!

  • Reply Alyssa 28/08/2017 at 16:32

    That looks really lovely 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • Reply Susanne - Bag at you 27/08/2017 at 22:47

    That top looks amazing (I’m glad you kept it)!! Love your skirt as well! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

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      Reply yvonne 28/08/2017 at 18:54

      Thank you, Susanne! Wish you a great start to the week! xo

  • Reply Fashionably Idu 26/08/2017 at 20:18

    The skirt fit like gloves Yvonne. I love that you went for a red zipper. This is perfection girl!!!

    http://www.fashionablyidu.com/

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      Reply yvonne 27/08/2017 at 18:13

      I’m glad that you like the skirt with a red zipper! Thank you!

  • Reply Violette 26/08/2017 at 15:56

    I love this skirt! You look so chic!

    http://violettedaily.com

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      Reply yvonne 27/08/2017 at 18:06

      Thank you, Violette! I appreciate your comment!

  • Reply Sheena Sy Gonzales 26/08/2017 at 01:18

    Perfect combo, that’s so creative too! I love it.

    Sheena
    http://www.sheenalovessunsets.com

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      Reply yvonne 26/08/2017 at 15:18

      Hi Sheena, so glad you like the combination and find it creative. Thank you!

  • Reply Ruth I. 25/08/2017 at 00:02

    It looks perfect for the skirt! Very pretty outfit.
    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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      Reply yvonne 26/08/2017 at 15:09

      Thanks Ruth, and I’m so happy you stopped by to comment!

  • Reply Kim 24/08/2017 at 17:35

    I love how you transformed this skirt! So crafty!

    Kim
    http://www.simplylovebirds.com

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      Reply yvonne 24/08/2017 at 17:42

      Thanks, Kim! Have a lovely evening! xo

  • Reply Ashley 24/08/2017 at 15:33

    Oooh, I love the way you remixed this, lady! Gorgeous!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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      Reply yvonne 24/08/2017 at 17:26

      Hi, Ashley! It’s as if I have a brand new skirt which fits with my Self-portrait top!

  • Reply Julia 24/08/2017 at 12:04

    I love how you updated this skirt with the exposed, red zip. It looks amazing with the Self Portrait top.
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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      Reply yvonne 24/08/2017 at 17:23

      Isn’t it great when you can take something old and update it! So satisfying! Thanks Julia! xo

  • Reply Kris 23/08/2017 at 20:33

    Girl, you look AMAZING! I love this outfit and the pop of red!

    Have an amazing day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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      Reply yvonne 24/08/2017 at 17:20

      Thanks Kris, red is one of my favourite colours! xo

  • Reply constance rose 23/08/2017 at 19:23

    Really nice ! I like this skirt !

  • Reply Len Parent 23/08/2017 at 17:58

    OMG this look is absolutely fab!! Love your shoes and bag.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

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      Reply yvonne 23/08/2017 at 18:14

      Thanks, Len!The famous classic C bag and red soles! Have a great week! xo

  • Reply DEMELER 23/08/2017 at 17:33

    such a cute skirt! love
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

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      Reply yvonne 23/08/2017 at 18:06

      Thank you, Demeler! xo

  • Reply Mercy 23/08/2017 at 06:22

    How creative! The expose zipper looks so cute, matches so well with the red blouse. Such a nice styling!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

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      Reply yvonne 23/08/2017 at 07:18

      I’m happy that I changed the zip which turned out to be the same colour of the blouse! Thanks Mercy!

  • Reply Nicole Gramcko 23/08/2017 at 01:41

    Love getting creative with old unworn clothes! I recently did a closet clean out and found a lot of pieces that I haven’t worn in like 3 years but I matched them in some great outfits. It’s a better feeling than buying new clothes 🙂

    Nicole / http://www.nicolegramcko.com

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      Reply yvonne 23/08/2017 at 07:12

      Good on you for being creative with your old clothes, combining them with other pieces. Thank for your visit and hope you return again soon. xo

  • Reply Yana 23/08/2017 at 01:26

    This top and skirt are a perfect combination. You look fantastic! 🙂

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

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      Reply yvonne 23/08/2017 at 07:07

      Thank you, Yana! Have a lovely day! xo

  • Reply Nancy 21/08/2017 at 20:54

    And so you created a new stylish and unique look! Fantastic and the blouse looks very very good on you! I am a bit jealous of the shoes with red soles!!!

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      Reply yvonne 22/08/2017 at 05:31

      I’m very happy with this look and now I love wearing the blouse! I admit these shoes are beautiful but they were not made for walking far! Girls and their red-soles, eh!

  • Reply Gemma 21/08/2017 at 20:07

    Such a beautiful outfit! The skirt is stunning!

    Hope you are having a lovely day!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

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      Reply yvonne 22/08/2017 at 05:26

      Thank you, Gemma! I think it was worth to update the skirt! Have a great day! xo

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