This week I am styling a knee length denim skirt. I have had this skirt for a while, but I don't wear skirts as often as I would like. This skirt, however is very versatile for dressing up or dressing down.
Once again, I'll start with a more casual look. This is a cute outfit for a day out shopping or even a visit to the zoo or park with my Grandson. The beauty of this light wash skirt lies in the panels and stretchy fabric. The skirt is an a-line, but allows the fullness of my thighs and bum because it has 4 panels in the front and 4 panels in the back. Plus there is spandex in the fabric mix which allows a bit of stretch without the skirt becoming saggy or wrinkled.
I topped the skirt with a sleeveless pink gingham blouse that has an attached tie that can be either tied in the front or in the back. I also chose to wear wood jewelry for a different casual look.
To keep the look simple, I carried a plain brown hobo bag and wore these athletic flats. The flats are lined with a light pink material which is visible through the mesh, making a loose connection with my blouse.
This is my more dressed up version. This would be a great outfit for Sunday church, date night with the hubby or a day at work. I intentionally chose pieces that were blue, to show that mixing colors can include colors that fall in the same "genre". I will be discussing that more in this month's Color Crash Course column the last Thursday of the month.
Here you can see the beaded detail on this knit short sleeved shirt from Christopher and Banks. Over the top I wore a navy eyelet jacket. I love this jacket for spring, summer and fall. It's fully lined, so the color of the shirt doesn't show through, but the lining gives it an added layer of warmth. You can also see the silver bangles I chose for my only jewelry.
These cute heels were a deep discount at Kohl's last year. The bright blue color goes perfectly with my shirt. The bag was another thrift store find and I like how the light blue matches the color of the skirt, but the background is still a darker wash denim. The silver straps and buckle take the dressy factor up a notch.
Here you can see the two outfits side by side. I hope these posts on denim are giving you some ideas for styling your own denim pieces. The beauty of denim lies, not only in it's durability, but its transcendence across seasons. Spring, summer, winter and fall can all use denim as important pieces for casual and dressy styles.
Next week I'll be styling a pair of denim flares. Hope to see you then. Don't forget to check back on Thursday for Beautiful Blogger Bests to see which blogger inspired me and how I styled the look.
Have a great week.
Shopping a Similar Look:
Denim skirt - LL Bean - $27.99
Sleeveless top - Macy's - $26.99
Athletic shoes - Skechers - $60.00
Wooden Necklace - Novica - $37.99
Wooden Bracelet - Novica - $14.99
Brown hobo - Target -$34.99
Bright blue top - Target - $31.48
Navy jacket - The Limited - $118.00
Bright blue heels - Kohl's - $54.99
Bag - Calvin Klein - $69.99
I do not make any money off of these items. This is a list to give you suggestions of different stores that have a similar looking piece to what I am styling. I try to limit my list to items within a reasonable price range. Sometimes I do not include everything I have styled because items are easily accessible at most department stores (such as the silver bangles).
Monday linking up with Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb. Tuesday linking up with Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. Wednesday linking up with Allison of Sydney Fashion Hunter. Thursday linking up with Nicole of High Latitude Style. Friday linking up with Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots.