Way to Wear It No.1
Way to Wear It No.2
Way to Wear It No.3
Hey, hey, hey, it's HUMP DAY! Yay! And it's time to talk about some "Ways to Wear It." I am all about a versitle piece that you can wear with different colors and even different styles. This midi in particular is a perfect example of a versatile piece.
When I first laid eyes on this paisley, ode to the 70's skirt, I got so excited. To me, it exhibits all that is fun and risky in the style world. Its amazing pattern, its unique color scheme, its sliming waist, all of it , all of it was thrilling. But I let it sit in my closet for a while before I started styling it because I didn't have the right top for the look I was planning. But little did I know, when I got down to actually styling this beauty, I would find three different ways to wear it! And two of the three tops were already in my closet.
But before I knew this, I went out and purchased the black top (similar here) and made the most obvious outfit . I paired the black tank top and skirt with black wedges (I was photographed with nude heels. Either choice worked), and a mustard belt with a sweet black sun hat. It was love at first sight! I was so excited that it looked as good on as it did in my head! I paired it with a simple gold necklace, and cuff. It could have done without the bracelet in my opinion, looking back, but it worked just fine! I just tend to wear more simple wrist wear, or none at all.
While styling with the black tank, I noticed this lovely olive toned (similar here) razorback tank peeking out of my closet, and I had to try it! It totally worked! I kept the accents neutral (black belt and black wedges) so as not to make the outfit over-stimulating. I repeat the same note on jewelry as stated above. I may or may not do the bangles when I wear this outfit again.
I was on a roll so I tried a chambray button up (similar here) which is a fun take on a neutral. It helped make the outfit a bit more casual. Instead of heels I opted for fun yellow flats with a coordinating pattern and left off the belt. I had an eggplant purple watch, which totally coordinated with the skirt, as well! I think this look would be perfect for an autumn brunch or a shower considering the colors and cozy feel. What do you think?
When it comes to styling your hair for any outfit related to this skirt, I would opt for something sort of understated. I have worn my hair in soft curls or half up/half down. Both looked good. Obviously, if you chose to accessorize with a hat, keeping it soft with curls is my recommendation. The skirt can be bold, and you don't want they eyes to be too overwhelmed. There is a fine line between bold and gaudy. With that said, I would also keep your
make up very simple with a nice neutral tone on the lips and bold mascara.
I know this skirt would be a risk for many ladies, and that's okay. Not everyone feels comfortable in wild patterns. Yet, the benefit of a versatile piece exists no matter how wild or mild a design may be. The most successful wardrobes I have found are full of versatile pieces. Mixing and matching is key to a well-rounded closet, and it allows you to own pieces that stay true to your personal style.
Just a tip: if you are working with a wild design, don't feel like black or white are the only colors you have to work with. Sometimes a coordinating color (I.e., the olive tank or mustard shoes) actually draws more attention to the bold print, and is extremely pleasing to the eye. And it's okay to go for something a little more non-traditional like the chambray top. Sometimes the unexpected pairings are the best! If you have any pieces that you are unsure about how to pair or coordinate, feel free to email me a picture, and maybe we can discuss some ideas.
Have you started your weekend planning? We don't have anything super exciting, except the kids we're staying with have finals this week. Oh, and we are setting up a fun scavenger hunt tomorrow for the end of school. The theme is Treasure Island, so it's all about pirates and imagination. All those involved have worked so hard, and the end result is fabulous! Enjoy the day, ladies!
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