Two Ways: Aztec Print, Dip Hem Skirt

Feb 2, 2012

 

Skirt: Aztec Dip Hem Skirt (Topshop, $76)

From the Left, Bag: Melie Bianco Edith Tote ($67) Belt: Reiss Leather Clasp Belt ($47) Tights: Commando Matte Opaque Tights ($34) Earrings: Sandy Hyun Boho Drops ($135) Sweater: J.Crew Tippi Sweater in Ivory ($72) Boots: Mango Audrey Ankle Boot ($125)

From the Right, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Beau Clutch ($395) Belt: Benah Kodi Belt ($180) Necklace: Crescent Fringe Necklace ($28) Top: Phillip Lim Draped Neck Shell ($250) Shoes: Valentino Suede Platforms ($450)

For Casual Friday.  If you work in a professional office, this skirt is a bit too hip for every day.  But if you choose your separates and accessories right, you could wear it for a fun casual Friday look.  

Because the skirt is so funky, I decided to start with a simple ivory, crewneck sweater.  To that, I added opaque black tights and chic black booties.  To pull the look together, I added a red, skinny belt, which you can wear around the top of the skirt or your natural waist.  

As for the accessories, I thought the boho, studded wood earrings were a good choice.  They compliment the skirt without adding too much flare.  I also like this simple structured flap satchel.  The cognac color really adds some warmth to the outfit.

For the hair, I would wear a high, bouncy ponytail or a braided updo.  For the makeup, I would do a shimmery gold wash on the eyes with a light coat of liner.  On the lips, I would wear a deep ruby, matte lipstick.

For a Dinner Date.  This skirt is perfect for an evening out at a trendy restaurant.  And the skirt is interesting enough on its own, that you don’t need to do too much to it to make it work for a dinner date.

Here, I added a silky black shell so I don’t distract from the skirt.  To liven it up, I topped it with a modern statement necklace that plays with the boho quality of the skirt.  To pull the skirt and top together, I added a simple medium-width belt.  But if I were wearing this outfit, I would turn the clasp buckle to the back and have the clean line in the front.

Since the skirt is a dip hem, I wanted to lengthen the leg as much as possible, so I added a high, stiletto sandal.  And to give it a bit of color, because all black can be boring, I added a red clutch from my favorite bag designer, Rebecca Minkoff.

For the hair, I would do stick straight with a center part.  For the makeup, I would once again do the red lip, but I would do grey smokey eye with winged liner and a highlighter on the top of the cheekbones.  

 

Three Ways

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  1. H says:

    Belle – just wanted to say that I've been a fan for years and I think this is one of my favorite outfit posts you've done! Awesome choices.

  2. Anon says:

    I was skeptical about that skirt but you did a great job. Love the date night outfit!

  3. Erica says:

    I may need to go grab those Mango boots!! Love them.

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