all right, gang, July is winding down, and we’re gearing up for summer’s last hurrah! can you believe that June and July just sailed by at lightning speed? long days, blue skies, and sunshine are still in our future, but we know fall isn’t far behind this time of year. and we all know the best part of fall besides gorgeous foliage is fall fashion! there’s just something about sweaters, boots, blazers, and jackets that never get old. but while we’re still firmly rooted in summer, let’s take one more look at one skirt 3 ways – date night. if you missed how this simple black skirt is styled for the weekend or work, catch up on your reading here and here.
one thing that is important to me is for my wardrobe to work for me. not the other way around. when we have the basics on hand (core pieces in neutral colors), it’s easy to put together an outfit. separates offer versatility which is why i’m always on the lookout for shorts, skirts, pants, tops, and sweaters that can be mixed and matched with other items with ease. if a black skirt isn’t your thing, replace it with black shorts or pants.
if you’re looking to add a little glam to your outfit for an evening out and about, accessories are the name of the game. many of us have a statement necklace on hand to jazz up an outfit. but don’t forget statement earrings are a nice substitute along with a bracelet. this zebra print blouse makes a statement all on its own, so statement earrings (old, similar here and here) add a hint of elegance to this outfit, as well as a gold bracelet (old, similar here and here). when putting together an evening outfit, heels are typically involved. if you want comfort and height, wedges are the way to go. black suede sandals from Ann Taylor reinforce the subtle sophistication of this outfit that starts with a black skirt (limited sizes, similar here and here) and zebra top from Banana Republic. a black clutch handbag and i’m ready for cocktails or a concert.
sleeves are having a moment this year. the balloon sleeves, ruching at the shoulders, and trapunto stitching add that little extra something to this zebra print blouse. the fabric is ramie which is similar to linen. wear it with a cami or all on its own. dress it up with a skirt or down with a pair of jeans.
wedge sandals are sexy and comfy. what’s better than that? these sandals look fantastic with dresses or skirts or pants or… well, the list goes on and on.