Skirt: Boden Pandora Skirt ($148)
From Left, Sunglasses: Tory Burch Tortoise Sunglasses ($200) Bag: Aldo Halifax Satchel ($55) Shoes: Sam Edelman Rory Flat ($130) Necklace: Lilly Pulitzer On the Rocks Necklace ($88) Sweater: Factory Short Sleeve Sweater ($40)
From Right, Earrings: Hammered Hoop Earrings ($150) Bag: Michael Kors Jet Set Crossbody ($158) Shoes: Seychelles Can’t Trust Sandal ($48) Shirt: Gap Chambray Shirt ($60)
Full skirts are a fun spring and summer item. I spotted this style on Pinterest and just fell in love with the classic elegance. The photo convinced me that I needed to show a fuller skirt.
For Casual Monday. If you have a relaxed workday, but still need to be dressed nicely, this is a wonderful outfit. It’s classic, like something Grace Kelly would wear in an old movie. I also love the combination of navy with bright green. Plus-size? Try this purple skirt from Eloquii.
I chose this sweater from J.Crew Factory, but on second look, it might be a bit a sheer. This Brooks Brothers sweater is another good option. And if you’re not feeling solid navy, a striped sweater could also be a lot of fun.
I added the navy and gold necklace for a bit of sparkle that also adds balance to the outfit. If you prefer solid navy, try this under-$25 Fornash navy bead necklace.
This sleek Aldo satchel is a lovely bag. And how adorable is this slingback flat? It brings a great lightness to an office-appropriate shoe. I also like these J. Renee flats with a bow on the strap.
For the hair, I would wear it down with a dramatic side part and a bit of lift at the crown. For the makeup, I’d keep it very simple but add a perfect-for-you pink lip.
For the Weekend. I love the look of a button-up shirt tied at the waist. It’s fun and playful. The perfect way to lighten up a button-up blouse.
Chambray shirts look good with fuller skirts, white denim, or shorts. Plus-size? Try this shirt from Land’s End. If this Gap shirt is too washed out for you, try this dark shirt from Old Navy.
I added the hoop earrings because they’re a little dramatic without being too heavy. If you want a smaller pair, try this pair from Argentovivo.
The look is finished up with a pair of nude sandals and a navy cross body bag. It’s relaxed and simple for the weekend. If you’re looking for a less expensive bag in navy, try this Old Navy bag.
For the hair, I would wear it in a full, fun ponytail. If you have a short hair, try this tutorial. For the makeup, I like a sheer red lip and a nail to match.
Thanks for bringing this feature back (I feel like I haven’t seen it in a while) and while your recommendations are consistently strong, it’s how to style them that is most valuable to me! Yay!
Love your use of Verdant, Spring is sprung! Well, here in CA it’s more like summer lately but whatever. I have a fun Chambray skirt that I think I will use to reverse style with your recommendations, maybe with a navy gingham button up or something. I also love the knotted button up with skirt look!
I’m in love with that skirt! But the price is out of my budget, can anyone recommend a cheaper alternative?
Belle, thanks for bringing back the two-ways posts!
Can anyone recommend a chambray shirt that doesn’t fit too tightly in the bust? I love the look but all of the shirts that fit me in the shoulders and waist gap at the bust or don’t button up entirely. I know the obvious (although somewhat pricer) solution is to size up to fit my chest and then tailor the shirt, but I’m not sure if I want to spend money on tailoring non-work clothing that I only wear occasionally. Thanks!
I would decide how much you want to pay for the shirt, then look for one that will cost that amount when tailoring is included. So instead of buying a $60 shirt, buy a $20 and tailor it.
I’d recommend trying J.Crew factory for more afforable chambray (that you can tailor if necessary — would still be a good overall price point).
Anna – I would check online at Asos. Last winter I bought a really cute, full skirt and love it, though, it’s a bit heavy for the summer months.