In this style guide, I’m going to be showing you some outfits that I put together with two different skirts that I love at the moment. The first is a midi-length black skirt with some very tight pleats, and the second is an emerald green skirt with wider pleats. They both have a different style but are equally gorgeous.
Chic and Simple Skirt Ideas
Here I’ve dressed a graphic tee up by pairing it with this gorgeous black skirt with a slit on one side that goes above the knee. A blazer draped over my shoulders elevates the look even more. To accessorize, I put on a wide-brim hat which is not only stylish but is also practical and will keep the sun out of your eyes.
Pop of color
In this outfit, I’ve included some pops of red into an otherwise all-black ensemble. I love the strong impact that the red makes and how it really jumps out at you. The red belt also draws attention to my waistline, which makes for a proportional and flattering look.
Here I’ve gone for a brassiere for a touch of ladylike elegance. I’ve contrasted its tight fit with a blazer with relaxed tailoring. The muted green of the blazer also gently adds some color to the outfit and is a perfect addition.
Monochrome is on-trend right now, so I wanted to create an all-black outfit. I took a regular shirt, left some of the buttons at the bottom undone, and then tied it to create a bow-like effect. To accessorize, I threw on a wide brim hat and a cute little purse. The gray purse and white shoes break the look up a bit by adding a little hint of color.
Bright & bold
For a real wow factor, I went for a bright red top which is beautiful in every sense of the word. Not only is the color an absolute vision, but the asymmetric sleeve detail is a wonderful decorative element. I also added white heels, which really pop against my dark skin. This outfit is sure to win you a lot of compliments!
Now for our emerald pleated skirt. In this outfit, I combined the dressy skirt with a graphic t-shirt for a mix of casual and formal elements in one. Mixing items like this is a great way to be creative when it comes to styling outfits. I’m wearing heels here, but you could just as easily wear this outfit with a pair of sneakers for a more everyday look.
This one is a chic and effortless look. I’m just wearing the skirt with a black vest top and a black blazer. I love the contrast between the high-waist of the skirt and the long blazer, which falls below the hips; it makes for a very proportional look. The finished look is smart-casual, and you could wear it in a variety of different settings.
I’m wearing a floral corset in this look, and the green on the corset ties in really well with the emerald skirt. To add another touch of green, I added a little green bag to accessorize. It’s always important to make sure that the colors in each of your pieces of clothing coordinate well with one another.
I contrasted the emerald green with a light mint green color in this last look, and I’m really loving this palette. I went for another corset (you can probably tell by now that I’m a big corset fan), and over the top, I’m wearing a blazer in the same color. A roomy bag that gives me lots of space to put all of my things inside is the perfect accessory.
And we’ve reached the end of our lookbook. I hope that you’re able to take some inspiration away from the outfits that I put together. I find that it can often be helpful to see how other people style their clothes to get a fresh perspective as well as some ideas that you might not have tried before. Have fun, play around, and see what looks you can create!
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