Bright Colors for Winter + Easy DIY Tweed Skirt

DIY tweed winter skirt

Today I bring to you yet another DIY project or up-cycled project. What’s the story behind this DIY? My sister gave me this skirt a few years ago and it sat in my closet untouched, for at least 2 years. At the time, tweed wasn’t in style and to be frank, the skirt was highly unflattering on me. It hit about 4 inches below my knee and since I am on the short side, long skirts tend to make me look short and squat. Unless you are blessed with amazing height and longer “shin length” (distance between ankle and knee), you probably know what I’m talking about. If I want to wear a longer skirt, it has to hit right above the knees, be more body-fitting, and I have to wear heels for the look to flatter me.

Back to the project… Here is a before picture:

DIY tweed winter skirt
Notice how long it is and how it’s ruffled at the bottom. I had my dear Mum remove the bottom and hem it. I don’t know what I would do without her – probably find a friend that has excellent sewing skills 😉
Now for the after picture:

DIY tweed winter skirt

The length is still modest but completely flattering. And it fits the current tweed trend – score! I almost bought the tweed skirt I have linked to below but when I thought of this DIY, I decided to save the money for another piece of clothing. If you do not have an old tweed skirt or do not want to shop vintage and DIY a skirt, I highly recommend looking into the Target skirt. The quality seems great and the colors are beautiful and as an added plus, it comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes.
Here is the entire outfit:
DIY tweed winter skirt
DIY tweed winter skirtSkirt: gifted (Similar: Target Tweed Skirt (also available in plus and petite sizes))
Sweater: H&M $12
Scarf: gifted
Bracelets: Mango, TJ Maxx
Crossbody Bag: Urban Expressions via TJ Maxx $20 (In Burnt Orange)
Tights: DKNY via TJ Maxx $7
Boots: Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx $30 (Frankie Suedette Ankle Boot)


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