Okay, I feel like I’ve been talking about weather a lot on this blog lately, but it’s really hard to keep up with these temperature changes! So, today’s look is once again in the “warmer weather” category. I pulled out my favorite “I’m dreaming of a vacation” skirt. This skirt reminds me of Venice with it’s beautiful sketched print, and honestly, who doesn’t love dreaming of vacation??
I decided to get all sorts of snazzy today by belting my skirt in a new way. I know, seriously, call the presses, the Fashion Huntress belts in a new way! But seriously, the skirt is a bit big and I decided that I would put off altering it by belting the fabric lower on the skirt. I actually really liked the effect; necessity is the mother of invention, right? I thrifted this skirt, hence the slightly big fit. I could take it in…but let’s face it, I’ll probably wear it a few more times like this before I get around to doing that!
I kept the look simple with a black top, black and white pumps and my necklace from Africa.
Top: Ann Taylor Loft ($12 marked down from approx $40)
Skirt: Allison Taylor ($16 marked down from approx $70 via consignment)
Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79)
Belt: Urban Outfitters ($5 marked down from approx $25)
Necklace: gift from Africa
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I love consignment and thrifting, especially when I have the time to really look around. Of course, consignment and thrift stores do not have multiples sizes of each piece they have. Thus, you may have to get creative with the fit of a piece. I always ask myself the following questions when I have some sizing concerns with a piece: Can I belt this? Can I do a basic (keyword here = basic) alteration on this? Is the fit close enough that I could wear it without make any changes? If I can answer yes to all of those questions, then I generally get the piece in question. If something is just too far off in terms of sizing, it’s generally not worth any amount of money, especially if you won’t wear it in the end!
2) When wearing something with a very bold print, I like to keep the rest of the outfit simple. Here’s how I last wore this skirt.
This look was a bit more romantic with the ankle strap heels and button down sweater. This time, I opted for a bit more edgy with the black and white patterned shoes and the belting. Both looks, however, are simple in terms of the color pairing to allow the skirt to be the stand-out piece.
By the way, notice how here I did not belt the skirt because with the sweater tucked in, the skirt fit just fine.
Anyone else sporting their favorite transitional outfits right now? What about belting? Are there really that many ways to belt clothes, because I’m thinking there are way more ways than I have thought of- any suggestions?
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