We loved this polka dot pencil skirt/ red heels outfit, which Jennifer Hudson wore to a charity event in London last week. On paper, this might not sound like anything to write home about, but this is the kind of classic look which never really goes out of fashion, and which has tons of impact, despite its simplicity. Polka dots and red shoes always create a vaguely retro feel, but we love the way Jennifer has given this look a contemporary feel with the slouchy t-shirt and zip-front coat. She looks effortlessly elegant, with the bright red lips providing the perfect finishing touch to an outfit which could be easily adapted to a variety of different occasions.
If you want to steal Jennifer Hudson’s ACTUAL look, you can do it: her skirt is by Dolce & Gabbana, and, at the time of writing, it’s almost sold out at Net-a-Porter , although you may be able to track it down elsewhere. (If you can’t, there’s also a dress version which you may like, too.) There’s just one problem, though: it’s $995. And, you know, we like it, but we’re not sure we like it QUITE that much (We’re not sure we like ANY skirt quite that much, if we’re honest…), so we’ve put together our own version of the look, using items available from the UK high street, all of which cost considerably less than $995:
Now, admittedly, this skirt isn’t quite as nice as the Dolce & Gabbana version, with its trumpet-style hem. This one is plainer, and with a smaller, more subtle dot, so it won’t have the same wow factor as the one Jennifer Hudson’s wearing. On the plus side, however, it’s a full £535 less than designer version, so we reckon we can live with that. Finally, as the weather’s starting to warm up, we’ve swapped Jennifer’s wool coat for a lightweight trench: oh, and don’t forget the red lipstick!