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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Your outfit is fabulous! I love the flowy fit; you look dainty and really beautiful babe!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
The pink and blue are such a pretty combination!
District of Chic
This is just so pretty! And I love that you could style these individual pieces in so many different ways!
Heidi || Wishes & Reality
Great post babe!! And I completely agree..buying pieces that are versatile and easy to style countless ways is the way to go!!
I love this top so much! You styled it beautifully as always!
I definitely need these tips! I’m the kind of person who has way too much clothes but only a few outfits that I wear over and over. Love your beautiful top!
~Krisztina Clifton | http://www.captivatingthecrowd.com/
These are great tips, lady- I have a few midi skirts in the ol’ closet and never wear ’em. I should change that because I seriously love them on everyone else!
Le Stylo Rouge
Fabulous blouse and skirt ! And adore all of your beautiful shots!
Couldn’t agree more, getting functional pieces is so important. Before I buy something… I always make sure it’s something I can wear a few different ways, and speaking of which, your blouse is perfect for that + so pretty too!! xo
I loved this post and tips! I always think the same way as yours!
You look so sweet in this outfit. Thanks for the tips. They’re super helpful. Enjoy the rest of your week!
I like this! 🙂
I love this color and love this kind of wardrobe thanks for sharing.
Great styling tips and such a beautiful outfit! I love that blush midi skirt and it’s such a versatile piece.
This looks gorgeous! The blouse and skirt together is such a great combination!
The Black Blush
You always do the best at styling skirts and dresses. I am continually trying to “shop” my closet and not the store – the new trends and especially new fall things – always make me want to buy more.
Daily Style Finds
Hi Amy, this blouse and the skirt look gorgeous together! I love the bag with it.
I love your outfit – the sleeves of this top is so fun! I have the same heels and I wear it with everything.
Amy ❤️ http://theblushingpink.com/
This post is perfection. Your skirt is sooo feminine and lovely and the way you paired it with that blouse is flawless. You look gorgeous as always! <3
I’m all about getting the most out of my closet! I totally agree with buying versatile separates that you can mix and match. I wouldn’t have thought to pair this top and skirt, but the colors go really well together! This looks great on you!
Nicole to the Nines