DIY High-Low Skirt

Here’s my new “mullet” skirt–high hem in the front, low in the back.

mullet skirt

Jacket: Swapped
Top: Old Navy
Scarf: Gifted
Skirt: Crossroads Trading Co.
Tights: Roots Canada
Boots: Hunter via consignment
Purse: Crystalyn Kae

I’ve liked this style since I first saw it last spring, but I wasn’t keen on spending a lot of money on something trendy. So when my yellow maxi skirt shrunk unevenly, I took it as a sign to start chopping.

green and yellow

I cut away an inverted U of fabric from the front and left the edge unfinished. I think I’ll tire of the skirt before the jersey knit unravels.

the All-Trades

On this particular afternoon, Mr. Jean of all Trades and I accompanied my parents to an art show at the Seattle Center. It’s always fun having my own personal photographer (AKA Mom or Fashionable over 50) following me! She’s not only my personal paparazza, she’s a great personal shopper. I hesitated when I saw these boots on consignment until she reminded me that in Seattle, stylish rainboots are a must! I love the comfy wedge heel and grape shade.

I’ve linked up with Thrifters Anonymous at Color Blind and Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet. Have a look at what other thrifty and/or visible women are wearing.


Filed under DIY, Ethical, Fashion, Thrifty

6 responses to “DIY High-Low Skirt

  1. Love your colorful outfit – the purple boots are really fantastic. Thanks for sharing your look with Visible Monday, and have a great week ahead : >

  2. Ha ha ha!! I love taking photos of you–you are so stylish and photogenic!! I know sometimes I can be annoying (much like paparazzi) especially when I followed you around to take photos of your bungee jump!!

    Love this outfit, colourful on a dreary Seattle day. I love the cut of the skirt, so I was happy to find one ready-made on the rack at Sears!

    I could tell you loved those boots, so it was easy to talk you into buying them. If they had fit me, I would have bought them. You’re lucky we’re not the same shoe size or we would have had to fight for them 😉

  3. Your mom is always right … particularly right about these boots. So cute!

  4. I love the yellow skirt! Amazing! And the boots are crazy amazing too!

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