Thrift + Style: 80s Skirt | Thriftanista in the City

7.01.2013

Thrift + Style: 80s Skirt

Dressing up on my birthday presented some challenges. 1) I have very few clean clothes right now. 2) I become confused for a few days EVERY month and a simple thing like choosing an outfit becomes very challenging. 3) Since I was going on a date with my husband, I wanted short and tight but still classy man friendly attire. 

sequin crop top worn with a maxi skirt


In my confused state, I rummaged through my nearly bare closet and found a thrifted red skirt from my vintage thrift haul. As luck would have it, my mom's birthday gift was the perfect companion to the skirt.  Given the challenges of #1 & #2,  I absolutely missed the mark on #3. Sequins and a long skirt ain't the business as far as E is concerned but it's my birthday so I wore it anyway. Otherwise, I would probably still be staring off into the closet. See #2.

vintage 80s maxi skirt

Thrift Tips

sequin top worn with red maxi skirt

Ignore size labels. Clothing sizes differ from brand to brand and definitely from decade to decade.

There's no shortage of fugly 80s skirts at the thrift but if it appeals to you, grab it. Fugly can be made beautiful.

Neon was big in the 80s and it's trending now. Thrift one for real cheap.

Same thing with floral or jean skirts. If that's how you get down, the thrift store is your friend.

Style Tips

black sequin crop top

A vibrant red skirt is a standout piece on its own but feel free to kick it up another level with sequins. I did!

Give your 80s skirt a fresh new look with a trendy top and fabulous shoes.

A skirt with a bold psychedelic 80s print can carry your entire look. Keep the rest of the outfit simple.

A high waist skirt looks great with a fitted tee.

crop top outfit ideas
THRIFT 80's Tuttamaglia Gispa maxi skirt - vintage Fassbender black satin clutch GIFT black sequin crop top - diamond studs EBAY Gianni Bini leopard print platform sandals

****In other news****

The thrift finds giveaway ends tonight. Have you entered?

Ty of Words & Wardrobes put together a directory of brown girl bloggers. If you're looking for additions to your new feeder (rip Google Reader), check it out!

Did you see the instagram of my awesome birthday gift? I now own a dslr camera! Do my pictures look different? I'm still operating in auto mode. I have lots to learn.

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday Mingle,  Thrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.


thrift and style maxi skirt

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20 comments

Ashleigh said...

The beauty department just had a great post about easing off the auto setting on your DSLR. You should read it!
I love that you didn't go short and tight. This is flirty, feminine and reminds me of like a modern flamenco dancer. Cute1
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

PippaMAC said...

Wow ... wow ... wow!!! Loving all of your thrifty finds, that is how to dress and you do it like a million bucks!!! pippa

Nicole Feliciano said...

Love this! The skirt is fab and then the sequins...you nailed it lady!

Tori D. said...

Very cute T. You look awesome as usual!!! Your thrifting is the best!!

Aracely said...

I love your skirt and it looks great on you! Your sandals are super cute too. Happy Bday!!

Jenny Moyett said...

Love it!! This is a fab birthday outfit!

Have a great week!

-Jenny
http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/07/fffweek-outfit-recap-sonsifffweek.html

Katie said...

Such a fabulous outfit - I am loving that top on you!

andre michalke said...

Hallo wunderschöne frau..dein foto gefällt mir..du bist echt süsse..hübsche.du siehst super sexy im Glockenrock aus...geiler weiter glockenrock gefällt mir wow geiler glockenrock....würde gerne das mal live sehen wollen wenn du den lederrock trags....l.g....ps wow du bist traum.......wunder schöne Lady

Ally @ Fever Thrift said...

Haha man friendly! I love that you pointed out that that can be a different thing :) I think you look amazing in that outfit and I'm sure your man does too! You don't look confused at all.

14th Street Vintage said...

I'm still on Auto too. I think I'll stay there...not good with change. Nice outfit--you're gonna make me get dressed and run down to the Village. Haven't thrifted since Friday!

Titis Passion said...

I love the skirt! and the sequin top gave it a nice vamp up.
www.titispassion.com

laniza said...

Happy birthday!

Jasmin Mitchell said...

Fab as usual! And that camera-what an awesome gift!

chiara said...

Nice combination! And the skirt looks so modern...

ChickPool said...

very cute look!

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

Great thrifting tips! I need to find something neon ASAP! You look gorgeous and I hope you enjoyed your birthday.

Alexandra Shook said...

This skirt is a great color! Happy belated!

Fashion Pad said...

Awesome! Thanks for the thrift tips....I need them!

YUMMommy said...

Love the bright colored skirt paired with the sequin top! Definitely a birthday worthy outfit. My goal before this month is over is add more bright color pieces into my wardrobe. I cleaned out some of my old clothes and sadly I'm left a lot of neutrals and muted colors.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Those sparkles definitely look fab with that skirt!

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