1. H&M Navy Peplum Top ($39) // 2. Lanvin Fitted Pencil Skirt ($590) // 3. Ivanka Trump Fabianly Pump ($123) // 4. Calvin Klein Saffiano Satchel ($228) // 5. Deborah Lippmann ‘I Fought the Law’ Polish ($19) // 6. Charm & Chain Pyramid Stud ($24)
Like many women, I don’t have the resources to have a summer and winter wardrobe. Aside from the obvious (sweaters, white dresses, etc.), the majority of my pieces are worn year round. This outfit found on Riches for Rags, with its combination of emerald and navy, really appealed to me so I recreated it for the spring/summer season.
One. Sadly, when I checked last night this top was sold out. However, I found an even better looking blouse from Tahari for $66. If you’re not feeling a peplum top, I would swap in a silk henley or a short sleeve silk top from Joie.
Two. While this Lanvin skirt is gorgeous, you can find the same thing for much less. Off 5th has a dark green Hugo Boss skirt for just over $100. Target also has a green pencil skirt for $16 (up to size 18).
Other color combinations for this dark green skirt include ivory, pale grey or light blue. If you want to choose something bolder, try bright fuchsia.
Three. Leopard for summer is my new obsession. These shoes are my favorite because they’re not entirely leopard. For under-$75, I found these Audrey Brooke pumps that pair leopard with black.
Four. A simple black satchel is a must-have. This Calvin Klein satchel is a great basic at a mid-price. I also like this Ivanka Trump Saffiano satchel for under-$100. If black feels a little too heavy for summer, swap it out for a dark brown satchel or cognac satchel.
Six. A pyramid stud is a versatile addition to your jewelry box. It adds a little funk to feminine pieces and pairs well with casual attire.