Harlow has been on my radar for a while. An Australian label, designed and made in Melbourne. with the belief that fashion should be accessible to all women. Harlow is, strictly speaking, a plus size label, running up to size 24. However, as a lifesaver for standard sized women with more curves than standard size, Harlow also offer 12-14 sizing.
As a fairly standard sized woman with not much difference between my hips and waist and more boobage than strictly necessary, I have issues. Fitting issues that is. By offering sizes 12-14 cut with curves in mind, Harlow has created an option for women like me. Plus gained themselves a new fangirl! The lovely Nikki from Styling You wore Harlow recently for one of her famous Model & Me posts. My Harlow outfit also was featured as part of Nikki’s What to Wear to the Office in Winter Everyday Style post.
I’ve always struggled with pencil skirts. I absolutely love the retro glam styling of a classic pencil skirt, perfectly cut to show off an hourglass figure. I am an hourglass – albeit one with too much sand in the middle.
Even when I was a skinny minny, I found that a pencil skirt would be way too big in the hips if it fitted my waist. If it fitted my hips, I couldn’t get the waist done up. I’ve worn a lot of tulip and full skirts in my time!
The Rev Me Up pleather & ponte step back skirt from Harlow caught my eye. I’d been eyeing it off for a while. When I received a sale notification, imagine my delight when it was significantly reduced and available in my size!
The Harlow Rev Me Up skirt was everything I’d hoped – and more. The pleather front adds some sexy, whilst the longer ponte back of the skirt hugs in all the right places and makes the skirt very comfortable to wear. I’m not usually a fan of an elastic waistband, but the Rev Me Up skirt’s waistband sits flush against the waist.
Did I mention the skirt has pockets? The skirt is beautifully cut with the side pockets providing a visual waist narrowing. Yes please!
Uncharacteristically for me, I styled the Harlow Rev Me Up skirt with black layers. I teamed an amazing thrifted bargain, a Ginger & Smart cashmere long sleeved tee, with a Witchery short sleeved wool and lurex cardigan. The puffed sleeves and contrasting bands of the cardigan add interesting detail.
I added a pop of colour with a pair of midnight blue opaque tights – last season from Sussan and still going strong. I accessorised with heeled Seed Heritage desert booties in camel, my grey leather & rose gold Popbasic clutch from the latest Paloma collection, Knotlace jewellery and waist defining Seed belt in rose gold.
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Harlow Rev Me Up Skirt | Kimba Likes Style Guide
Colourful | Sussan opaque tights in midnight blue
Coordinating | My Witchery cardigan coordinates with my top and the Harlow skirt. The rose gold belt, Knotlace and clutch zipper coordinate.
Clashing | the clashing element doesn’t need to relate to colour. In this case, it is the short sleeved knit over the long sleeved knit.
Kimba Likes Harlow AW14
Anything take your fancy from my picks? Have you worn Harlow before? How cool are the style names?
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