Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reader Question!

Brooke recently inquired the following:

I recently bought this super awesome skirt from Anthropologie but have had the hardest time finding the right top to pair with it. The skirt has so much going on so I feel like the top should be simple, like a plain tank. Of course it's winter! Any ideas? Thank you!!!

You are right Brooke! That skirt is super awesome... you are double right that it's a little trickster to style! It almost had me stumped for a minute... ha, not really (well, maybe a lil').

(info: Fruit Compote Skirt, Anthropologie, $59.95, French Cuff Shirt, Victoria's Secret, $28, Beaded Bracelets, Forever 21, $6.80, Vintage Inspired Chain Necklace, Topshop, $50, Bow Clutch with Feathers, White House|Black Market, $48, Pressley Pump, Michael Kors, $97.95)

Simplicity is key here. The skirt has oodles of femininity going on with the ruffles... so, I suggest a "mens-wear" inspired look for the top. Nothing over the top, but I think a firmly starched white button-up top would be perfect. I would specifically suggest a button-up that has a tall collar and think cuffs, for "popping" and "rolling", respectively. And then some bold but simple accessories and black shoes and clutch to top it all off! This outfit is just perfect for any holiday parties you may have!

Enjoy Brooke and thanks for your question!


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Magchunk said...

I think it would look great with the same top you suggest but in black. Of course, that's cause my whole closet is black! But it might help it look dressier for cocktails or something. And totally agree on the rolled sleeves!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I liked the way that you styled this~ I'm loving those accessories!

Brooke said...

wow! thanks! you've given me alot of food for thought. and for the commenter that suggested a black top- I would only say no because I have tried it and blacks are very hard to match. I'm going to throw on this skirt today with my crisp white shirt & accessories to wear to our country club event with the kids and Santa! thanks so much!! -Brooke


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