If you loved the matching separates from Alice + Olivia last week, you’re going to love this look just as much. The beauty of matching separates is that they can be worn together or – as the name suggests – separately. I wanted to create a daytime look with this beautiful textured midi skirt as the statement piece. And doing that is as easy as dressing it up with high quality basics from your wardrobe.
The key to transforming this skirt from night to day is adding the crisp white shirt and pairing with simple accessories. I’ve tucked in a white button down for a fresh, casual vibe. This turns the skirt from an evening out staple to something that you can wear to work or brunch.
I’ve chosen to wear stilettos to appear taller and leaner. Because midi skirts hit right above the ankle, many women prefer to wear heels for this effect. If you don’t own stilettos or prefer something a bit more comfortable, try a sensible (but still chic) block heel sandal. If you choose to go the flat route, make sure they’re a cute print or a sassy bright color if you want them to stand out.
My Furla crossbody is a piece that I can take anywhere. Like the skirt, it can be worn any time – day or night. I can also detach the straps if I want to wear it like a clutch. It has enough interesting visual details without blending in with the rest of the outfit.
As you know, no outfit is complete without the little details. My silver rings pull hints of metallic from the skirt and make them pop. I’ve also worn a delicate neck scarf to make this look more unique from other skirt-blouse combos you see on the street. A red lip and sleek up-do also take this entire look up a notch without being too obvious.
Feeling great is all about making an outfit your own, and knowing which colors and shapes flatter your body. A midi skirt like this is perfect for any body type because it hits at the tiniest part of your waist, and a rolled up sleeve shows just enough skin to balance the hemline of the skirt. At the end of the day, I feel sexy, confident, and glamorous in this look.
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