Harlow | Wardrobe Wednesday

Kimba Likes Harlow 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!

Kimba Likes Harlow 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

Kimba Likes Style Guide Classic Basic | Ginger & Smart black long sleeved cashmere T shirt

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

Kimba Likes Harlow My pick of the Harlow AW14 collection

top row L-R Surprise Me Open Back Top $139 | Lipstick & Leather Ponte Dress $199 | Diva Oversized Hi Lo Top $119

bottom row L-R Pencil Me In Ponte Skirt $79.95 | Crossword Panelled Midi $119 | Harem Scarem Slouch Pants $159


Kimba Likes Harlow My favourite pieces from the Harlow sale section.  Run don’t walk as some of these prices are absolutely jaw dropping and stock is getting low.

top row L-R Rev Me Up skirt $38.70 | Taking it Easy Long Line Tee $41.97 | Disco Diva Sweater $30

bottom row L-R Gothic Glamour Bomber Jacket $53.97 | Studio 54 Wrap Dress $30 | Greatest Love of All Dress $50.70 | Gelato Wrap Dress $83.58


Anything take your fancy from my picks? Have you worn Harlow before? How cool are the style names?


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  • Marta - 25 June 2014 - 10.53 pm

    What a fun outfit-looks great on you!! Love the layering and your belt! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  • Vicki | Style On V - 25 June 2014 - 1.21 pm

    Looking mighty fine here Miss Kimba. V xReplyCancel

  • Shannon @ www.howcaniwearthat.com - 25 June 2014 - 11.39 am

    I love that skirt Kim. I have been looking for a pleather skirt for ages but can’t find one that fits properly. I think you may have ended my search xoxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie - 25 June 2014 - 8.53 pm

      This one is pretty special! The other one I love is the Peter Morrissey PU Flare Skirt. No longer available on the Big W website but I found some in store recently!ReplyCancel

  • Mystery Case - 25 June 2014 - 9.38 am

    I love this look on you. I wouldn’t have thought to do midnight blue tights with a black skirt but it just works!

    I’m struggling with finding my style. It’s becoming clear I only have a few things that work for me in my wardrobe and I possibly need to throw the rest and start again.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie - 25 June 2014 - 8.54 pm

      Blue and black is one of my favourite looks together! xReplyCancel

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  • merilyn - 25 June 2014 - 8.47 am

    you look ab/fab in that outfit kim!
    I also love the cool names
    I especially like the ‘pencil me in ponte skirt’ and ‘harem scarem slouch pants’ … comfy! … cheers m:)XReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie - 25 June 2014 - 8.55 pm

      They’re awesome names, aren’t they. Just like OPI names, which I also adore!

      Thanks Kim-Marie xReplyCancel

  • Jojo Curvy - 25 June 2014 - 6.26 am

    I really love Harlow – they are one of my favourite Australian brands.ReplyCancel

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