Today’s look incorporates a couple of spring’s hottest trends, black and white and a midi skirt. Personally, I think calling black and white a trend is a bit of a misnomer as the dynamic duo crops up season after season making it more of a classic color combo rather than a passing pairing. And while skirt hem lines might change dramatically from season to season, you can never go wrong with a ladylike length and silhouette.
I picked up this skirt a few weeks ago and it’s been in heavy rotation ever since. The fabric’s weight, texture, and cut (pockets too!) make this a piece that is easy to wear and style. This time around I chose to play off the 50s vibe of the skirt and paired it with a retro inspired sweater, but it looks equally as fashionable with a simple tee, a fun tank, or pretty blouse.
Such a fun skirt deserves accessories that are equally as fun. While I don’t have a major wardrobe budget, I try to invest in quality add ons that will pair well with a lot of different items in my closet and bring a smile to my face. I love the way the yellow clutch and the gold accents on the bracelet and shoes pop against the black. For those of you who think black is too somber for spring, remember it pairs well with all those bright hues you’ve been waiting to wear all winter and is a sophisticated way to incorporate more intense colors without going overboard.
Style Notes: Forever 21 sweater (fall 2012; like this) / H & M skirt (winter 2014; similar style) / dv by Dolce Vita shoes via Last Chance (winter 2014) / Kate Spade clutch (summer 2013; birthday present; Ebay options) / Michael Kors watch via Last Chance (spring 2012; love this) / Kate Spade bracelet (fall 2012; a little spring update) / Anthropologie shades (summer 2013; like these)