InspirationThis ensemble was inspired by a pin from last week’s denim skirt and dress outfit roundup. My enthusiastic Modern Retro self adores the ‘70s vibe of the look, and I so want to recreate it with my own pieces as soon as the weather warms up. I’ve also included jeans as an option if skirts aren’t your thing.

Choose any colour palette, solid or patterned item that works with the combination. Here are the components.  

Denim Skirt: Choose a blue denim skirt in a style that tickles your fancy. For a ‘70s vibe, substitute the skirt with flared jeans or bootcuts if that’s more to your taste. Of course, by all means opt for a trendy pair of cropped straight leg jeans too.

Shirt or Blouse: Choose a denim shirt to create a column of colour like the version on the left, or go with a soft blouse like the rendition on the right. Wear it tucked or untucked. 

Sweater Vest: Layer a sweater vest over the shirt. You can also layer a sleeveless peplum top over a soft blouse for a slightly different variation. A topper is optional. 

Footwear: Choose a pair of trendy shoes to finish off the look. I like the idea of heeled loafers and ankle strap footwear with the skirt. Platforms and pointy toe footwear work well with the flares. 

Accessories: Finish off the outfit with bag, jewellery, eyewear and watch as desired. 

Ensemble: Top, Sweater Vest & Denim Skirt

We at YLF wish you a happy Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. Both reasons why I couldn’t resist adding some red to this ensemble.