Two Ways: Ikat Print Skirt
Mar 27, 2012
Skirt: Ikat Print Pencil ($98)
For the Office. I love a printed skirt with a feminine blouse. It’s one of my favorite work combinations. It’s a little unexpected on Capitol Hill, because this is a place overrun with solid colors, but it’s not too out there.
I’m really into mixing colors this season. So for this set, I paired a coral bow slingback with a bluish-green drop earring.
I kept the rest of the jewelry simple with a wide cuff. I like to wear these on the outside, over the cuff of my sleeve. I’ve been wearing a similar bracelet of my own like that, and I like the modern look that it gives. Plus, it guarantees that you see the bracelet.
Also, if your office is more conservative, you can easily add a white blazer over the blouse and switch out the shoes for a grey slingback. Muted color palettes are also very big this season, so you’ll just be working with a different trend.
For the hair, I would wear it up, especially if you choose to wear a blazer. I’d probably choose a slightly less structured updo over a French twist or a tight bun. For the makeup, I would wear coral nails to play off the shoes and I’d keep the rest of my makeup neutral, except my eyes which I would play up with a touch of shimmer near the tear duct and under the brow.
For Sunday Brunch. Yes, this is the same yellow sweater from last week. I added it for no other reason than I am addicted to the yellow/white/grey color combination. It is just so bright and chic, and this sweater is the perfect shade of yellow.
This look is great for a post-Church brunch or a casual Friday (though probably sans sandal). I don’t do silver accessories often, because I prefer warmer metals, but I like these bamboo hoops. If $132 is too much to spend on a pair of earrings, try this $4 pair from Forever21.
The sandals are Jack Rogers, but I think this style is more stylish than the traditional Jacks. I like the cobalt purse with the yellow, but you could also do green, orange or metallic. The added color just gives the look a little something extra.
For the hair, I would wear it down. You could do a light wave or a straight style, curled under at the ends. For the makeup, I would say a neutral eye with defined brows (key with bright colored clothes) and lots of mascara. I might also wear a pinky gloss, not electric, more rosy.