FFG: 3 Ways to Wear a Wine-Colored Skirt

Welcome back frugal fashion lovers! Time for another FFG or Frugal Fashionista Guide!

It’s been a while since I posted one of these partly because I’ve been pretty busy, but mostly because I don’t feel all that confident being a guide when it comes to fashion, LOL Frugal fashion however, perks me up and gets me all excited, so if we’re headed in that corner of fashion, I am super willing to take the lead!

Speaking of frugal fashion–

A few weekends back I was at the mall running errands when the clearance corner caught my eye (of course it did. Of course.) I wasn’t really planning on buying anything but I thought, “meh, why not check it out?” Turns out I did end up buying something. This wine-colored skirt:

My apologies. That's actually wine-colored, the lighting is just way off.
My apologies. That’s actually wine-colored, the lighting is just way off.

I bought this skirt at just Php150 (that’s like, the price of a restaurant meal for one!). I’m not entirely sure if it’s a trumpet skirt or a circle skirt, so I’m guessing it’s somewhere in between.

I was really happy after buying this really affordable skirt, but then came the challenge: how was I going to style it with my current wardrobe?

Thankfully I had a few staples in my closet already, and some things that went quite well with the wine color of the skirt. I came up with a total of three looks:

Look #1: 

heart top outfit
Blue sweater with ribbon heart detail – thrift store find; tan shoulder bag – Trez Marias (https://www.facebook.com/trezmariasshopping/); tan flats – Maggie’s Box (http://www.facebook.com/ilovemaggiesbox)

Sweaters are almost always perfect matches to skirts both short and long, and luckily I got one in just the right shade of blue that complemented the wine color of the skirt. This outfit is really sweet and girly, and kind of reminds me of one of Tai’s outfits in the movie Clueless (loooove that movie):

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thoughtcatalog

Not exactly the same shapes or colors, but similar in the pieces that make up the outfit.

Look #2:

denim tie outfit
Chambray shirt – department store purchase; white camisole top – Forever21; black drawstring bag – Trez Marias; white sneakers – Pull&Bear

A chambray shirt goes great with almost anything, and left open and tied with a cami underneath, gives off a laid-back, weekend vibe. Chambray shirts I think are one of those timeless staples you always have to have in your closet. Another reliable staple? A good striped shirt. Which brings me to–

Look #3:

Cropped striped top - department store find (Php150); black backpack - Taiwan outdoor market purchase
Cropped striped top – department store find (Php150); black backpack – Taiwan outdoor market purchase

You’ll notice that a lot of the pieces that make up these outfits are things I’ve featured in FFG’s and FOOTD’s before (the chambray shirt, my sneakers and Trez Marias bags). That’s one of the ways I keep frugal when it comes to fashion- I usually purchase staples or pieces which I know I can wear with a lot of different things to achieve a lot of different looks.

Now I know your eyes may have become watery from looking at all the poor quality photos I’ve taken, so I’ll include some that my boyfriend took with his way better camera of me sporting that last look:

last look 1

last look 2

Accessorizing with my boyfriend's cap because why not? ;p
Accessorizing with my boyfriend’s cap because why not? ;p

And that’s it for this FFG post! Do let me know if it’s been helpful, and I’ll see you all again on the next one! 🙂

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