These are the images I had in my head while thrifting yesterday:
…and this is what I bought:
(It's hard to tell but this skirt is black velvet)
Obviously I would dress these up a bit more when putting together an outfit, in these pictures I wanted the focus to be on the skirts. I know that hemlines are meant to be dropping at the moment (thanks recession), but I try not to follow current trends too obsessively.