I am constantly trying to think about how to get the most out of my closet and how to help you get the most out of yours. That’s what we all want right? Pieces we can wear multiple ways. Ideas on how to restyle things. More bang for our buck, etc. Today I thought I’d show you a completely restyled outfit. While things like jeans, sweaters, and t-shirts are obvious wardrobe basics and essentials in any closet, I really think a good blouse and a midi skirt are the backbone of my dressier wardrobe.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Closet
Buy Multi-Functional Blouses
This pretty floral blouse first made it’s appearance during my Nordstrom sale posts here. I was drawn to the color, print, and fun sleeve details. Bonus: it comes in 5 color/print options including a dark black floral, a polka dot, and a solid. During the sale it was a major score, but even full price it is only $49. I first styled it with jeans, and I love it that way. It works equally as well tucked into this pretty blush skirt for work (that’s where I wore it), church, a baby shower, etc. I can also see it with untucked tailored pants or tucked into high waisted culottes for an equally polished look. A good blouse works equally well for a date night as it does for the office.
Consider a Midi Length Skirt
I have a couple midi length skirts (and dresses) in my wardrobe, and they are hands down my most worn items. The length just makes them SO versatile. I know some people think this length isn’t flattering on them due to height, but I would challenge you to try it on. You’d be surprised just how flattering this silhouette is when it hits in the right spot (mid-calf) and also sits high on your waist. It creates a long leg line – who doesn’t want that?!
The length also makes it multi seasonal. You can wear a midi in the warmer months, and you can also add a sweater and boots and wear it in the cooler months. I love midi skirts/dresses with OTK boots (something I’ve done with my darker colored skirts). My skirt is obviously old, but I am linking similar options below.
This blush skirt is probably my most blogged item of clothing. Today’s post makes 7 posts with it! If it’s been on that blog that many times, imagine how much I wear it in real life. Check below for all the links to previous posts.
- 4 Ways to Style a Blush Midi Skirt – roundup of 4 previous posts
- Blush and White Lace
- Stylish Work Outfit
Blush Midi/Maxi Skirt Options
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I’m so impressed with how much use you have gotten out of that midi skirt! I would never have guessed it to be so versatile. I am loving those blue block heels too and you know that bag is a favorite. SO cute!
Gina || On the Daily Express
Such a cute outfit! Love that beautiful top.
I completely agree with your tips, I have multiple midi skirts and blouses too, haha
It’s true—I feel better about my clothing items, when I know I’ve worn them many times and they work for many occasions!!
This outfit is so lovely, Amy!!
I finally bought a couple of midi skirts like this, and they really are great!!
Love all of these tips! This year I’m focusing way more on restyling pieces I already own instead of continuing to buy! Totally agree with multi-functional blouses!!
I’m all about making the most of my closet! Love how you styled that beautiful top two different ways!
I love it styled with the skirt! The whole look is so feminine and sweet. Great tips too! I’m always looking to get the most out of what I own.
Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com
This is such a pretty blouse and I love it styled with the midi skirt! Great tips giel.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod
I have a midi skirt but am not wearing it as much as I should. You have inspired me to get it out and work with it! Beautiful post! Peace!
You’ve definitely convinced me to get a midi skirt into my closet STAT! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
A neutral midi has been on my wish list for awhile. This color combo is gorgeous!
Doused in Pink
I have a blush midi as well that I’ve worn so often.
You know I love a midi and especially on you!! What a darling ensemble! Love the soft colors!
What a pretty blouse! You can never go wrong with a pleated midi skirt either. I have a leather one I’d love to wear but it will have to wait until baby arrives 😉
I love that blouse with the pink bag! 🙂 Both are beautiful peices on their own but they look awesome together.
It’s so funny as I just linked up my latest post – about how to get more wear from your wardrobe! haha. It’s a good thing to do and it’s always nice to get more ideas for ways to do so 🙂
Thank you for the link up!
Hope you are having a good week 🙂
Away From The Blue Blog
such a gorgeous look babe!! love how you styled the skirt 🙂
What a lovely outfit! I like it a lot 😉 Delicate colors, nice print … it has it all 😉
The Boho top looks great with a pleated skirt. I will give that a try xx
This really is a pretty colour match, I was thinking about blue and pink the other day which is similar. I’m also after a pleated skirt which is evading me so far! Keep looking and hopefully I will find! Jacqui
I love re-wearing some of my favourite clothing items over and over again. Some of them are classics and some of them are just really great quality, preserved items which I can’t get enough of. All of them I have styled differently on many occasions and that’s the way I get the max out of my closet with of course some additions all the time, but not that many. 🙂
You are looking beautiful and feminine in this outfit!