September 13, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Colorblock Skirt


Many of you asked for ideas on how to style this skirt when I first bought it this summer. My suggestion was that any brightly colored top would work, but I have yet to take my own advice! Inspired by the catalog photo, I reached for one of my favorite hues - electric blue. I added black and gold accessories to tie everything together and the end result is a work outfit that can be customized depending on your company's dress code, or even worn for a night out. What colors would you pair with this skirt?

Inspiration photo: Intermix
Shirt: Limited, $33 
Skirt: Limited, $39 (similar, similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website, $138
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $27 (similarsimilar)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $69 and $49
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $32 and $39

1. Piperlime blouse, $46.99
2. Express blouse, $29.90
3. Victoria's Secret blouse, $49.99

33 comments:

  1. love the color of that blouse paired with the skirt. you look amazing. great combo!

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  2. I love that skirt!  That could definitely be work appropriate for me, with conservative shoes.

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  3. I always love your outfits and combinations but I swear they would never look good on me!  

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  4. have to throw my 2 cents in :) have you seen the roll-cuff blouse from old navy? The picture on the site does not do it justice. I purchased it last night in the cream color and paired it with a pair of wide leg dark denim jeans, camel colored kitten heels sling back shoes and a long gold necklace. Yes I loved it so much that I had to wear it today. It fits beautifully and I would post it as an alternative to your blouse today - btw I also got it in navy :) 

    Enjoy your stay in NYC! Let me know if you would like some store recommendations where you can score some amazing deals.

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  5. Looks great to me!! Blue looks great on you!

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this!  I am totally going to try to mimic it for work.  I think it is a good balance of fun and conservative for my college instructor job.

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  7. Love this outfit!  The color of your shirt is beautiful.  I saw someone else wearing that Stella & Dot necklace a couple of days ago and loved it - you've sealed the deal for me today, I have to get it!

    Megan

    http://budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca/ 

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  8. I love your color choice to pair with the skirt. I have this shirt (the white is semi sheerer that I wanted it to be) with tag still attached in my closet since I've been thinking of what to pair it with. LOVE IT! Thank you.

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  9. Love, love, love the skirt and i love how you paired it with a gorgeous blue blouse.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  10. I love love love this look! I bought a blazer that is colorblocked similarly to that skirt (black and white)and I'm now inspired to wear it with a pair of bright blue pants that I own as well!

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  11. I love that shirt colour! Also the necklace looks awesome ;)

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  12. this is lovely. adore those skirts - the limited makes such pretty pencil skirts.
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  13. I really am loving the colorblock trend! You make it even better by adding the electric blue, which looks amazing on you!  I have those same heels! <3

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

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  14. I really love that skirt, its so simple and chic! And I love your necklace. You look great!
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this blue color and actually just picked up a skirt from NY&Co last week in a similar hue.  I am now thinking to pair it with a black/white color block shirt.  Thanks for the inspiration photo!

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  16. I would honestly pair any jewel tone... I like the neutral feel of the black and white!

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  17. Cute colorblock skirt. Love the shade of blue of that top you paired with it.

    http://youlikeitimadeit.blogspot.com/ 

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  18. I love this outfit! I have the same skirt but with the fuschia instead of white. I have yet to find a top I love with it. Suggestions?

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  19. I love red with black and white, or a bright pink, or a reddish orange. Super cute. www.dreamboatfashion.com

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  20. pretty little thingsSeptember 13, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    love your look so much more than the inspiration photo! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  21. So cute!  Since no one else has pointed this out...I feel the need to tell you that I believe you left out the "L" in colorblock.  :)

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  22. That top looks amazing, so fresh and bright. I'd also like to see it with emerald green or a vibrant purple :)
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  23. You could pair absolutely anything with this skirt!! Nudes, jewel tones... the sky's the limit, really :) And like another reviewer said, just a friendly correction, but you left out the second "l" in "colorblock" (right now the title reads "colorbock").

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  24. i do like that skirt a lot. it's much more fun than a plain skirt! i think i'd pair it with a coral top.

    http://ohhhsolovely.blogspot.com/ 

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  25. Anybody having troubling pinning this?

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  26. This skirt is so versatile that it would work with almost any added colour.  I like how you paired it with electric blue - it works...and the gold accents tie the whole outfit nicely. 

    Since burgundy is huge for fall, I would pair it with a burgundy blouse.  A forest green pairing for fall would also work.  For a more subtle look, a nude coloured blouse would look amazing and sophisticated.  

    I love white/black colour block pieces.  I have blouse with the same colour story and I paired it recently with royal blue, here: http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/09/early-fall-attire-creme-and-royal-blue.html

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  27. Gorgeous look! I am adoring your beautiful necklace!  

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  28. loving this bright blue top!  also love the idea of a black and white printed shirt to try pattern mixing!

    amy
      Leopard and Lillies

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  29. Since I'm not that in love with this skirt anyway, though I think this look is prettier than the last one you showed us, The flowy blue top as well as the black strappy heels and incredible necklace are a great addition and complete the look.

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  30. I like it.  Very nice.  You always do such a great job!  That blue is gorgeous on you.  I like emerald green, so I might pair the skirt with an emerald silk blouse.

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  31. The Aztec print top with the real jeans is my favorite! It's fun for fall to dress up with heels for a date or dress down with boots for the movies or shopping.

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  32. I love the lavender top amd skirt!!!  I also love the mustard top and teal pants!!  I REALLY LOVE those brown boots...  super cute!!

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  33. I love Aztec Outfit #2
    Marlye Armstrong

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