Two Ways: Dramatic Bow Top
Sep 10, 2015
Today’s outfits are a skirt and sweater combo for two different personality types. On the left, for the flirty, feminine woman who likes to keep things simple and fun. On the right, you have a more sophisticated outfit that has clean lines and a tonal color palette.
Pretty and Chic. This Boden sweater is a great option if you’re looking for affordable cashmere. It comes in 20 colors–neutrals and brights–and is fairly well made. Plus-size? Lord & Taylor has you covered.
The printed skirt gives the outfit a slightly more modern feel. The boots also help with that. If you’re looking for something under-$100, this black and white skirt could work. I also like this Classiques Entier skirt if you want to keep to the blue palette.
I chose the boots to bring an outfit that could be easily worn in spring/summer into the fall. When it gets cold, add a pair of tights. My favorite tights? Spanx 70 Denier tights. Second place are Commando tights.
For the hair, I like it up in a pretty twisted do. For the makeup, I would keep it pretty neutral with a lot of mascara and some lip gloss.
Modern and Sleek. This is an outfit that I would easily wear myself. I love the monochromatic look with the dramatic bow.
This sweater is a really inventive topper. I love the interesting shape and cool stitching pattern. You could also choose a structured crepe top.
The accessories are a little funkier than usual. The tote has some interesting details, and it’s very affordable. If you want a straight satchel, I like the details on this pale grey Nine West number.
For the hair, you could wear it down or up. I think down and wavy is the best choice. For the makeup, I would wear a burgundy nail. I like the light sparkle in this Jin Soon polish.