How to Look Like a Mermaid While Exploring a New City

by Roxanne C.


How to Look like a Mermaid


First, get mermaid hair. Next, wear mermaid tights. If scales on your legs is a bit too much for you, wear a retro-printed midi or maxi tube skirt (the prints also look like pretty mermaid scales). And then top it all off with some pearl accessories. Which is exactly what I did while hopping around Haji Lane on Saturday morning.


How to Look like a Mermaid


How to Look like a Mermaid


How to Look like a Mermaid




How to Look like a Mermaid


Skirt: Dorothy Perkins

Clutch: Streetside stall in Seoul

Pearl Bangle: TROUVÉE.CO

Drusy Necklace: TROUVÉE.CO

Ring: Lovisa

Natural Amethyst Ear Studs: TROUVÉE.CO

Sandals: New Look


Actually, Haji Lane isn’t that new to me. I’ve been there a few times in the past, and might even have bought a ring or two from an indie brand. But the vibes that this place sends out are so hippie, chill and fun at the same time, that sometimes it’s all I need for a relaxing weekend.


But apart from all that, can we just talk about the skirt? I bought that from DOROTHY PERKINS on a whim one afternoon because I fell in love with the print and cut. Who ever knew trapeziums put together could be so attractive? It’s fitting but not too tight, and the slits at the side make for easy walking. I’m sorry, make that striding. The material is comfy, soft and very breathable – a condition that’s a must in our humid climate.


I matched that with a slightly loose top, tucked in at the waist to help enhance the overall body shape. The loose top helps to add some balance to the outfit; if it were tighter, I would look quite uncomfortable wearing it. Furthermore, to be exploring places in the summer means you will need some breathing space to move around in.


I apologise if the skirt in today’s entry isn’t stocked any more at Dorothy Perkins – I had gotten it a couple of months ago. But I’ve found a small handful of pieces that look similar to the one I have, and I think you might like one or two. You can even wear a plain midi tube skirt if you already have one and just pair it like how I did here.


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Live out your mermaid dreams,