Unless you’re feeling adventurous, it’s best to pair a printed or floral skirt with solid neutrals. It’s significantly easier than matching prints (that’s another lesson for another day), and if you choose the right colors and separates, it’s just as chic.
For this outfit, we mixed a simple, white button-down with a heavy leather belt to create a modern take on the blouse and skirt combination. A pair of nude pumps, lengthen the leg line and keep a neutral look. But I also added turquoise jewelry for an extra pop of color.
Here a bold blouse and a chunky floral necklace spice up the pencil skirt for evening. Again, we used a neutral shoe to lengthen legs and we added a neutral clutch with a hint of metallic. This outfit is perfect for dinners out or a trip to the theater.
One of the benefits of living in D.C. is being able to cruise the Smithsonian on the weekends. Here we have flat shoes for walking, but instead of nude we chose a bright color. I also added a simple white tee, a casual jacket for the unpredictable spring weather, and a crossbody bag so you can pack a water bottle and any other essentials you need.