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What to wear with a bright red skirt for work right now?

(19 Posts)
OvertiredandConfused Tue 12-Jan-16 14:18:15

I have this skirt in bright red. Other than boring black, what can I wear with it for work? Looking for tops / cardigan and footwear ideas.

It's a snug (but still okay) fit at the moment and my tummy is my worst bit. Boobs and lower legs my best bits! But I don't want to freeze and I have to commute by train.


Rufuswetwipe Tue 12-Jan-16 14:34:02

Navy blue button up cardigan and navy tights with red Mary Jane heels if you are feeling brave. I wear this kind of outfit for a 40s look

OvertiredandConfused Tue 12-Jan-16 14:36:32

I do sometimes wear navy tights with red shoes (flats and not Mary Janes though). Need to rummage to see if I still have a navy cardigan and on the shade of red for the shoes.....


toffeeboffin Tue 12-Jan-16 14:43:11

Dark/charcoal grey top? Maybe with a cook necklace in silver?

pepsi001 Tue 12-Jan-16 15:12:47

White and blue Breton top?
Cream vintage style blouse tucked in with navy cardigan?
Black roll neck?
Leopard print top/jumper/cardi?

PrimalLass Tue 12-Jan-16 16:17:38

White l/s tshirt tucked in?

OvertiredandConfused Tue 12-Jan-16 16:37:13

And on my feet?

pepsi001 Tue 12-Jan-16 17:52:57

Feet depends on your height and length of skirt. It looks below knee from pic so if say heeled tbar shoes maybe or black knee height boots again with a heel. Possibly ballet pump style shoes. Avoid the strappy flats around at the moment for risk of looking like an Irish dancer!

turdfairynomore Tue 12-Jan-16 17:56:00

Leopard print or zebra print-i love animal print teamed with red! But then I adore animal print!!!!

nilbyname Tue 12-Jan-16 18:02:31

Charcoal grey sweater, slim fitting and short waisted.
Grey tights, black ankle boots.

OvertiredandConfused Tue 12-Jan-16 19:36:52

Ahh thank you! turdfairynomore, you reminded me I have a pair of zebra striped kitten heels with a red trim. If the red works that could just work - maybe even with a "boring" black top....

amarmai Tue 12-Jan-16 19:54:26

love pink with red. Do you have any pink tops?

Pigeonpost Tue 12-Jan-16 19:55:30

Zebra striped kitten heels with a trim sound awesome!

Pigeonpost Tue 12-Jan-16 19:55:48

A 'red' trim even.

OvertiredandConfused Tue 12-Jan-16 21:18:06

Pink and white are both out for me, and black isn't ideal (I'm a deep blue autumn). Navy and grey are good. Might also try purple. Actually realising that it might be the footwear that's my real problem.

ceeveebee Tue 12-Jan-16 21:26:19

Camel? I love camel and red

tethersend Tue 12-Jan-16 22:43:49

I'd go for something like this:

tethersend Tue 12-Jan-16 22:44:36

(that's how I sit at my desk grin)

OvertiredandConfused Wed 13-Jan-16 22:58:54

Wore it today with a cream drape front blouse, grey boyfriend cardigan, cream and grey scarf and grey heels. Had lots of compliments, so thank you smile

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