The look brings me back to my high school private school days. I love putting a sweater over a a flannel look because it instantly dresses it up. I added a belt to give more shape to the look because otherwise it can seem a little top heavy. This look is my g0-to for grabbing coffee with friends, it’s got an academic feel to it that works well with coffee houses. The flannel is American Living, the belt and sweater are Gap of course (one of my favorite brands).
Another way I wear my Must-Have Skater Skort from Forever 21 is with a red blazer from the Gap, a fun t-shirt from Forever 21 and a black Kate Spade. I love this look because it adds a strong pop of color. Scientifically speaking adding red to your outfit gets you noticed more by guys ladies, so if that’s what you’re after this outfit is a good-choice for you! The look is also professional (the blazer) yet girly (the skort) which can be a hard combination to come. I’ve found that mixing up which shoes you wear with this look totally alters the type of event you can wear it to, I personally like to wear my white Keds with this look but there’s nothing stopping you from wearing heels or wedges. I added red lipstick because it went with the outfit and it really polishes the look overall in my opinion, however normally I am very careful about red lipstick because I’m so pale it’s a little hard for me to pull off.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a dress, this is actually a Forever 21 Must-Have Skater Skort with a cute, part lace top from Kaitlyn (closer look at the lace detail in photo below). I love the skort because I can wear it out and not worry about it being delicate to dance in. It really is the best of both shorts and a skirts! You’ll be seeing me pair this skort with tons of different looks on the blog this coming week, it’s such an affordable buy and one that you can pair with a variety of looks!
Going out for a friend’s birthday tonight so I picked out a Forever 21 skirt, Gap shirt, and Forever 21 necklace I got on sale to wear. I LOVE this skirt because it has so many colors I can pair it with and they are mostly bright. I’m opting for combat boots with this because we’ll be out dancing most of the night but normally I would pair it with my gold wedges. Hope you all are having a great night as well!
Accessories can make or break and outfit. I love pairing a more complex outfit with these light Sam & Libby flats I got from Target. They are basic enough to go with everything, but they have a little character to them with the fake snake skin look to them.
Jewelry also really compliments an outfit. For this one I chose these cute bracelets that are stacked together. I love that they, just like my shoes, are basic enough to go with almost anything, but they have a little charm which gives them character!
Last, but not least I wore these with a skirt I got a boutique a few years ago, a Forever 21 belt, and a cute detailed top from Kaitlyn, a small chain of stores on the West coast.
I’m in love with my newest hoodie from ClothingShopOnline.com. I wanted a bright, comfy hoodie and they had the perfect one from Canvas for just $13.49! It’s super soft even after a few washes and it’s bright enough to wear with a cute outfit without looking like I’m in loungewear. I suggest getting one or two or three…can you tell I’m crazy about it? It’s unisex too so you can totally loan it to one of your guy friends to wear for the night without hearing them complain about it being a girl’s sweatshirt. Obviously I would suggest a less bright color for a guy, for instance, I also have this one in gray as well. I’m hoping to get the pink one for myself soon.
I love this look for a date night. However, one of the most important things to wear on a date you can’t see with the human eye…that’s right, perfume! Your scent really defines you, which is why I carry a stick of deodorant and a small perfume in my purse whenever possible. The scent is my purse tonight is Sunshine from gap (the yellow one in the photo). I love that these are small enough to fit in my purse. It’s still winter here so I’m wearing my Gap Jacket with the Gap Legging Jean and a gray long sleeve top. I paired it with dark brown boots and my favorite lip gloss from NYX.