When we think of neutrals we often think of them as the base & then add other colors, but neutrals can also work well together. Here we have a pale blush top, olive skirt & taupe shoes & bag: all neutrals but overall they provide an easy look for a Friday afternoon out with the ladies :)
Take one warm, pink turtleneck & combine with different bottoms to get several looks: blue jeans, brown leather skirt, dark purple denim, & a black velvet skirt. Finish off with burgundy accessories & don't forget your sunglasses! ~ Andrea.
This is what I'm wearing today for running around in to various meetings when it's cold outside. I have a thin long sleeve t-shirt layered under my turtleneck, and that with the tights and thick pencil skirt, will help keep me toasty! I'll be honest, these wouldn't be my first choice of shoes for this outfit, but these are very comfy for all day wear, & sometimes one has to be practical! ~ Andrea.
If you're ever stuck with the what to wear issue, why not give the classic red & black combination a try. This never goes out of style & can be used for skirts & pants, work, nights out, or in my case here lunch with the ladies. This was a very simple outfit: red t-shirt tucked into a CAbi faux leather skirt, finished off with comfy booties & a simple necklace. ~ Andrea.
Andrea at a Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce event. Terrible hotel lighting! but the classic combination of a fine knit sweater tucked into a pencil skirt always looks good. She wore a sweater with some detail on the front and back, and finished off with some booties, to give it a more modern feel. Both the sweater and the skirt are by WORTH New York.
You must have noticed that lace appears to be everywhere at the moment. It's a trend that seems to have had a resurgence since that fabulous British Royal wedding dress of Kate's! Lace can look classic & elegant, think Kate Middleton & Grace Kelly, but too much done the wrong way just looks tacky. Here are a few items we like that hit the spot...
Last Monday we showed how you could take that pair of black pants you own & create different outfits using items you already have in your closet. This week we do the same thing but with a basic black skirt. We use some of the accessories and shoes we used last week. What we also show here is the difference a well fitted skirt makes. In the first picture the skirt is obviously too big but when tailored to fit (or for these pictures 'held in place' to demonstrate!) we show how much better the skirt looks. Yes, getting clothes altered is a slight inconvenience but it is an inexpensive way to make clothes look so much better. ~ Andrea.
If I mention floral skirts many of us will have flash backs to the 1970s! But floral doesn't mean dated and done right can look modern & summery. Check out these that we found. The key with these skirts is to keep the top, shoes & other accessories simple. With the A-line skirts keep the top more fitted, whereas with the fitted, pencil skirts the top looks best with a bit more room. ~ Andrea. To find these skirts click on the images.