During a recent trip to Revolve, I bought this dress and the skirt in today’s outfit using some store credit. The skirt was a bit large on me, and came to about mid-calf, but I knew that the material was good and that I could easily modify it to work for me. I hemmed it significantly, then used the section I chopped off to add a ruffle at the bottom. I put some elastic into the waistband to help it fit me a bit better. And volia! Gorgeous new skirt.
These pictures really don’t do the color justice. It has a khaki base, with stripes of orange, yellow, green and blue, which means it can go with just about anything. I used these colors to my advantage in todays outfit, by adding lots of red accents to pull out the orange. I balanced out all the warm colors with my blue headband and gray purse.
I think it’s funny that many people tend to avoid colorful garments or accessories, because they’re worried about finding things that will go with them. The fact of the matter is, if you keep enough colorful items in your wardrobe, there will always be something that will work.
I think I’ve discovered that one of my wardrobe essentials is having multiple scoop-neck t-shirts in different colors. They keep an outfit casual, but the scoop-neck makes them a bit more put together and flattering than crew necks. When I find a particular tee like this, I stock up in as many colors as will work for me. I have this one in brown, black, eggplant, pink and red.
The pendant necklace is a beautiful red, cream, and white floral pendant that I bought from the now-defunct Etsy shop, Imogen.
Skirt: Lane Bryant (via Revolve and re-conned)
Shoes: Born Codders
Purse: Morelle City Bag
Scarf (tied on bag): Thrifted
Earrings: June Designs
Bracelets: Jill Popowich