This is one chic look. Although, overall, it may seem simple, this look is really all in the details. The pencil skirt is spiced up with some origami-like detailing; the top has such cute, subtle cut-outs (see picture below); the bag has delicate topstitching; and the bracelet is really a bunch of bangles with different shapes. It’s small things like this that add an unbelieveable amount of interest to an otherwise simple – in basic silhouette – look. And even with those details, this look still maintains a classic feel.
(notice the cut-outs?!)
*I know I’ve said this before with other stylings, but can’t you see Anh rocking a look like this?!
Today is not only exciting for the fact that it’s Friday (any fun weekend plans, anyone?!), but I also have a styling request to share with you! Hooray! (Yes, I really do love styling request…can you tell?! 🙂 )
Jennifer emailed me the other day in search of some styling ideas for the Bosky Lace Skirt ($118). She recently bought it for herself with a Mother’s Day gift card – and that was a great purchase, in my opinion! So far, she’s worn it with a navy t-shirt, but is now looking for some other ideas.
One of my favorite things about this skirt is that in fact it’s a classic in its shape and lace material. However, the green adds a punch to it, creating an even more interesting piece. There are also several ways to go about styling it – all out feminine, more edgy, etc. I’ll try to showcase a variety of these ways in my stylings!
When I first saw the skirt, it reminded me of a styling I had done in the past with a different lace skirt. While the two skirts do have their differences, I think it’s worth looking at how the styling I did a while back could be used as inspiration for a styling with the skirt on today’s agenda. Here’s that styling, with the different skirt (originally seen in this post):
Imagine taking that top and pairing it with our skirt. I wouldn’t pair the necklace with the skirt though, just because it could easily become too much green. The thing I love about the above styling is how it mixes casual with more formal…lace is traditionally a more fancy material, while the sweatshirt-esque material of the top dresses it down. Anyway, here is a version of that styling with our skirt:
Now that I covered the new version of that original styling, I think I should backtrack just a bit. For instance, let’s talk color. The skirt is a lovely kelly green. Jennifer mentioned how she’s paired navy blue with it, which I think is a perfect complement. Other color ideas would be any neutral (whites, grays, blacks, browns), as well as a different shade of green. A shade of hot pink would be daring, but it could in fact work quite well. The same could be said of orange too, but it does take some skill to not come across as color blind, of course! Yellow is the one color I would be the most cautious of…you don’t want to look like a Green Bay Packer, after all! Red is also quite dangerous…one shade in the wrong direction and you’re right out of Christmas! Basically though, I think most colors could in fact work with the skirt…it’s just a matter of picking the right shade and/or keeping it elegant and chic.
Tuck this patterned, navy top into the skirt, and then put the belt around the skirt. The belt helps add a bit of visual separation between the patterns of the top and the lace of the skirt. To help keep the look fresh and not too busy, finish off with the bangle and wedges.
I love the shade of brown in this top, which I envision loosely tucking into the skirt. The sandals and ring add just enough to complete this weekend ready, casual look. Some of the beauty of it is just how effortless it is!
Did you know that this top, in its navy shade, would also look great with the skirt?! Take a look:
The sandals I have pictured above would work with the above pairing, but so would these other lovely shoes:
While Anthro calls this top orange, I think of it more as a pinky-coral. Imagine wearing the top so it drapes over the skirt, and then belting around the top at the natural waist (doesn’t the belt add a nice sense of quirk?!). The necklace and shoes polish off the look. With the top, alternatively you could tuck it in. It’s up to you!
I also love the idea of pairing the skirt with a graphic tee. This, once again, would be a nice play on informal/formal. Either of these could be utterly fabulous!:
This is a bold look! You have two options: 1) tuck the shirt in and belt around the meeting of the top and skirt or, 2) don’t tuck the shirt in and belt around the natural waist, atop the shirt. Keeping the accessories to a minimum, with clean lines helps to finish off either lovely version!
You know what’s kind of beautiful? Kind of gorgeous? This piece – the Bala Kanda Bangle:
I mean…feast your eyes on this gorgeous piece:
And if the pictures don’t quite do it for you, read Anthro’s perfect little description of it:
The intricate art nouveau metalwork of this handmade brass bangle by Isharya is sure to be the starting point of many epic adventures.
Don’t you love that description?! “Art nouveau!” “Epic adventures!”
Seriously though, I think this would be an absolutely lovely piece to own. It could be that one touch of classic/vintage in an otherwise modern outfit. It could help tone down a more out there, quirky look. It could complement an already vintage inspired ensemble. Really…the possibilities are nearly endless! And the best part about it?! It truly is a tiny piece of art! I’m sure it would get so many compliments, because, really, it’s just so easy to look due to its intriguing nature!
Now if only the price were a little less hefty…$298=eek!….
Do you like this piece?! What other pieces of jewelry are you loving?!