How to Get the Most Out of Your Closet + Link Up

August 23, 2017

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.

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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. Β 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.

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Blush Midi/Maxi Skirt Options

My Outfit

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85 Comments

  • Reply The Grey Canvas August 23, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I love that blouse and skirt, but my favorite is that bag and those earrings!!! Where did you get them from??
    xo
    S
    Grey Canvas

  • Reply Marta C August 23, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    These are great tips and I love this pretty blouse and midi skirt on you!
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

  • Reply Luci's Morsels August 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Great suggestions, versatility in a piece is definitely important!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Reply Madeline Mihaly August 23, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I agree with you – midi skirts are more flattering and more versatile than I expected based on my 5’3″ frame. I have a few now and loving wearing them to work because I don’t have to worry about anything riding up when I sit down!

    xo, Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com/

  • Reply Ruth I. August 23, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I really like that blouse, it looks great on you! And I agree on all your tips.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Reply Akaleistar August 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    The blouse and skirt are so pretty!

  • Reply Lily Ayala August 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    These are some wonderful tips, Amy!
    Loving your cute and girly outfit as well.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Reply Lyddiegal August 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I love that blouse on you and now I am totally going to try this look out myself! I have a pleated midi skirt feeling neglected in my closet right now.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

  • Reply Siffat Haider August 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Great tips, girl! Yes to buying multi-functional blouses, they go such a long way!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  • Reply Fiona Sharpe August 23, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    I own those shoes and wear them everywhere – it’s good to know that great minds think alike πŸ™‚

    New England Gothic

  • Reply Alyssa August 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I love your look from head to toe, so lovely and chic πŸ™‚ I especially love that ruffled-sleeve top <3

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • Reply Lorena Lorena August 23, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Yep, you’ve got a try those things you shy away from, like the midi skirt. Most of the time one will be pleasantly surprised. You’re looking lovely.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth August 23, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I am really embracing the midi length skirts they are so feminine and add so much chic to every outfit!

  • Reply Len Dela PeΓ±a Parent August 23, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I love your style, Amy. You are so classy and fab! This look is a total perfection!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Much love, Len

    http://www.lenparent.com

    XO

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft August 23, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Pretty top!!!!

  • Reply Kara Aragon August 23, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I remember that top. I loved it then & I love it now.

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

  • Reply Dawn Lucy August 23, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I love a midi skirt! You look gorgeous as always, my dear!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

  • Reply Brooke August 23, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I agree Amy! I have a few midi skirts that have been in my closet for years and I still wear them.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • Reply Ira August 23, 2017 at 10:29 am

    The post is so helpful! Thanks for your tips:)

    irinathayer.com

  • Reply Jacquard Flower August 23, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Such a great post and tips. love this look and the blouse. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

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