Make mine separates, please!
Make mine separates, please!
I love the look of skirts, tops and blazers. My own closet includes a minimum of 20 skirts consisting of solids, florals, pencil, a-line, short and long. I think one of the reasons I naturally gravitate to skirts is that my own body frame is out of proportion; I’m a size 8 or 10 on top but a 4 or 6 on the bottom. With those measurements, it is very difficult to find dresses that fit properly without having to pay for alterations. Another reason I prefer separates is that you can make more outfit combinations. Many times you can make close to two dozen outfits using only ten items (2 pants, 2 skirts, 4 tops, 1 jacket and a scarf). The following sets can be inner-mixed and can result in numerous combinations!!
A brown pencil skirt, beige draped top and pink blazer are the main pieces in set #899. This high-waisted midi skirt (amazon.com $14) can be worn with the Coast Jemma draped top (coaststores.com $60) and add the pink blazer (maurices.com $33) for a stunning look. Brown suede pumps, a pink double-inter layered leather bag (blackfive.com $33), multi-colored 5 row bead bracelet (jcpenney.com, $18), and Mixit animal print disc earrings (jcpenney.com $5.99) finishes off the stunning look.
Set #901 consists of a simple beige top by Rich & Royal (zalando.co.uk), Doublju peaked collar cropped blazer (amazon.com $34) and a darling multi-color pencil skirt (zara.com $20). Since there are so many colors in the skirt, the color combinations for tops are endless. The red Nine West Chyna platform heels (ninewest.com $30) that I chose are awesome looking!! An olive colored Tory Burch “Mini Ella-Damask” tote (nordstrom.com $225), Lucky hoop earrings (amazon.com $9) and multiple gold bangles (4shared.com) completes the ensemble.
I love the color combination of blue, tan and brown and set #902 has all that and more! My focal point is the multi-colored pencil skirt (peopletree.co.uk, $89). Now that that item has been picked I can add my other pieces. The beautiful teal Nic+ Zoe ruffled top (nicandzoe.com, $88) and the tan Moto jacket with asymmetrical zipper (maurices.com $52) include the colors of the focal item. A pair of George J. Love leather pumps (yook.com $46), Skagen crossbody purse (nordstromrack.com, $85), a Fornash Inca bangle (simplysoles.com, $32, and Panacea geometric drop earrings (lastcall.com $12) finish the look.
If you combine the three main pieces of each featured set (jacket, skirt, top) you can make over a dozen outfits! If you add a scarf or two, that number grows dramatically. Just remember that if you are trying to get the most outfits using a limited number of pieces, all of the pieces need to be interchangeable. When selecting your pieces, try to vary the style of each item so the look you create is very different from the other combinations. Have fun.
Until next time,