Update Of An Old Skirt


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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  • Sonia Aicha 05/09/2017 at 18:22

    That skirt is everything, love the details, so sexy !!
    I love your sense of style,

  • 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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      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

  • Logan 02/09/2017 at 19:15

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

    xo Logan

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      yvonne 03/09/2017 at 18:27

      Thank you, Logan! xo

  • Vivellefashion 30/08/2017 at 15:54

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


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      yvonne 30/08/2017 at 17:05

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

  • Kara Aragon 28/08/2017 at 17:01

    Great top & skirt. You look stunning.

    Kara Aragon

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      yvonne 28/08/2017 at 19:08

      Thank you, Kara! I appreciate your comment!

  • Alyssa 28/08/2017 at 16:32

    That looks really lovely 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • 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 – https://bagatyou.com

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      yvonne 28/08/2017 at 18:54

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

  • 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!!!


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      yvonne 27/08/2017 at 18:13

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

  • Violette 26/08/2017 at 15:56

    I love this skirt! You look so chic!


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      yvonne 27/08/2017 at 18:06

      Thank you, Violette! I appreciate your comment!

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

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


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      yvonne 26/08/2017 at 15:18

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

  • 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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      yvonne 26/08/2017 at 15:09

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

  • Kim 24/08/2017 at 17:35

    I love how you transformed this skirt! So crafty!


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      yvonne 24/08/2017 at 17:42

      Thanks, Kim! Have a lovely evening! xo

  • Ashley 24/08/2017 at 15:33

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

    Le Stylo Rouge

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      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!

  • 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

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      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

  • 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


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      yvonne 24/08/2017 at 17:20

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

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

    Really nice ! I like this skirt !

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      yvonne 24/08/2017 at 17:19

      Thanks a lot! xo

  • 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

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      yvonne 23/08/2017 at 18:14

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

  • DEMELER 23/08/2017 at 17:33

    such a cute skirt! love

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      yvonne 23/08/2017 at 18:06

      Thank you, Demeler! xo

  • 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!


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      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!

  • 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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      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

  • Yana 23/08/2017 at 01:26

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


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      yvonne 23/08/2017 at 07:07

      Thank you, Yana! Have a lovely day! xo

  • 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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      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!

  • Gemma 21/08/2017 at 20:07

    Such a beautiful outfit! The skirt is stunning!

    Hope you are having a lovely day!

    Gemma x

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      yvonne 22/08/2017 at 05:26

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