Banana Republic skirt (c/o); similar Forever 21 blouse (old); similar Oasis vest (also love this one); similar Steve Madden heels; Ray-Ban sunglasses; Bag; Karen London chain cuff
Say hello to my new favorite summer skirt. Oh, hellooo. It’s totally not something I would normally go for, but I figured I’d give it a whirl and I’m so glad that I did. The key for me here is the long vest which helps keep a nice vertical line for the eye. Without it, I thought that the skirt and blouse combo chopped my torso too short and had me feeling like a pudgy old lady. (Definitely not the look I was going for here.) If a vest isn’t your thing or you’re just looking for a different route, pair the skirt with a half-tucked super fine knit sweater or tee for a more dressed down, boho feel. Also, these heels. I’ve had them in my closet for a bit, but I’m just now realizing how much they complete me. (Too strong?) Seriously though, I’m pretty sure everyone needs a good pair of nude or blush suede heels in their life. They make any outfit instantly better, and you just can’t hate the leg-lengthening factor. (Unless you’re going for that pudgy old lady thing in which case, you do you.)
Photos thanks to Taylor Cole
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