March 7, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Skirting the Issue







































I love the idea of pairing your brights with all-black so you can wear them in the winter! I was inspired by Kristen Bell to give it a try myself. I love this look for a cold night out, or even to wear to work (this skirt is a tad short, but the tights make it more appropriate and could work for many jobs). Is a pop of color in an all-black ensemble a look that you would wear?

Inspiration photo: People
Sweater: Express, old
Skirt: Banana Republic, $15 (recent)
Tights: Hue from TJ Maxx, $5
Boots: Cynthia Rowley from TJ Maxx, $85
Necklace: JcPenney, $15
Ring: c/o Bakers, $5
Bracelets: H&M, Banana Republic









1. LOFT pink skirt, $49.50
2. ASOS pink skirt, $62.67
3. Urban Outfitters pink skirt, $49 (similar version at Forever 21, $15.80)

ps. We are officially on the road to Austin! Check out the recap of our first Adopt-A-Classrom visit here.

28 comments:

  1. This is a great look.  I would definitely wear it to work for a fun punch of color.  Loving that LOFT skirt you feature at the bottom!

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  2. It's not just something I would wear-- It's something I actually do wear!
    Random question: if you want to do leopard accessories, is there a number to limit it to? Leopard flats, leopard belt, and leopard scarf seems like it might be too much, but even taking the belt out of the equation doesn't seem to help. What do you think?

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  3. Ooh - I love this and I have an Old Navy bright pink pleated skirt that I can try this with...thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  4. I own that skirt, too! I did something similar in my first month of blogging (before my digital camera):
    http://fashionatforty.blogspot.com/2011/12/horizontal-stripes.html
    Niki

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  5. I have a similar skirt from jcrew that I'm going to wear like this.  I just pinned a similar look but it had that jcrew turquoise bubble bib necklace as a 2nd pop of color. 

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  6. This sort of combo is my go-to when I'm feeling uninspired in the morning! And it's one of the only ways I feel somewhat fashionable even if I'm wearing boring black dress pants. I usually throw on a bright top with a cute black sweater and pants.

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  7. love the skirt! so adorable!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  8. Great combo!  I have a pink skirt so I will likely copy this entire look. Thanks for the inspiration. 

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  9. jseverydayfashionMarch 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Kate, I think I would stick with two pieces? It's really tough to make fashion "rules" b/c I guarantee someone could find a way to do 3 pieces and look adorable. :-) But of the 3 pieces you described I would probably just pick two!

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  10. I'm a huge fan of black with bright colors, and well, it's pretty much the crux of my personal style! Today, I'm all black with fuchsia!

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  11. This is such a cute look! I need that skirt from LOFT anyway and this is a way I will wear it! I love all black outfits generally but this pop of color is too fun! 

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  12. I just wear my pink jeans. Like this.

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  13. The the bright pop of color!  I wore my bright pink pencil skirt with all black last week to work!   Love the look!

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  14. Love this look, especially with the black tights and heels. I would totally wear this for a night out in nyc : )

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love all black with a pop of color. I am in need of a bright pink skirt!

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  16. Your all-black ensemble + a bright pink skirt = *P.*O.*P.*!!
    Vinegar (in a Ziploc bag) + baking soda = *P.*O.*P.*!!    (From your WONDERFUL Adopt-A-Classroom link, Above!!)

    'Just *love* your (All-Black Plus Bright) outfit, J. ............ which then maybe goes toward makin' WINTER the most VIBRANT time of the year!!
    'Just *loving* the amazing CREATIVITY in Mrs. Fowler’s Kindergarten Class in Ivey Lane Elementary School;  and also in Mrs. Cogdill's First Grade Class, i.e., aka "Camp Cogdill"!!

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  17. LOVE the pink skirt! I have a very similar which I wear all the time. So fun (and surprisingly versatile!).

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  18. Fab look! That skirt is so vibrant!

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  19. I would definitely wear this to work (if I didn't have a uniform of course, ugh!).

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  20. I would definitely wear a pop of color with all black! Love the fuchsia color of the skirt!

    Mallory @ Faith. Fashion. Beauty. {Follow Me!}

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  21. Oh my goodness I love this! The black makes the pink pop so lovely! http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/

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  22. I have a skirt just like that, from J.Crew!  I literally wore that exact outfit (black top, black tights, black ankle boots) to work 2 weeks ago and loved it :)

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  23. Having a splash of pink in any outfit is the easiest way to look feminine. Love the look. Your inspiration is great

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  24. I wear this all the time! It's a great way to extend your summer wardrobe into winter! :)

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  25. I would definitely consider wearing an outfit like this!  It's a great way to make pieces in your closet multipurpose.  

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  26. I love this way of wearing bright colors because it really makes the color the true star of the outfit.
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/ 

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  27. I absolutely love this. I have a bright purple/fuschia skirt that I've styled similarly, but I've always thought it was a tad too short for the workplace. I don't know why I've never thought to pair black tights with it to make it more appropriate. 

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  28. Great style. Yes, I definitely wear that. Pink and black just go well together in any occasion and place. I love your tights too.:)

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