Few things beat the rush of getting a new exciting piece of clothing to add to your wardrobe. The brain buzzes with different outfit ideas while it simultaneously determines the best time to debut the pretty new number. This is truly a slice of fashionista heaven.
We felt this familiar rush the first time we saw the new 7 For All Mankind Slim Illusion Skirt, a beautiful, faded, baby-blue denim pencil skirt that made our heart skip a beat. Immediately we thought of the possibilities for the office, date night and casual summer days.
We were so inspired that we decided to play around and discovered there are numerous ways to style this fabulous skirt. We came up with two transitional themes that show how it’s easy to take a favorite foundational piece of clothing and, by making a few simple swaps, instantly update the look!
Transition 1: Day to evening pencil skirt is a timeless office essential, but because this one is made from premium denim, it adds a little fun and funk to a boring boardroom environment. To make sure you maintain the balance between conservative and creative, layer your look.
We put the sparkly SugarLips Sparkle Seamless Camisole under the versatile O Collection Belted Jacket, and the result is a lovely black blazer with just a touch of sparkle. Wear buttoned up or open during the day and you’ll be the most stylish gal in the office. Finish with a favorite long necklace to break up the torso and highlight the neck.
When it’s time to transition from day to evening, you can be ready for happy hour or date night instantly by removing your blazer to reveal a bit of skin and all the glamour of that sparkly camisole. Finish with a stack of chunky bracelets, like the Patten Bracelet Set, and kick up the heat by swapping those office-appropriate pumps for a pair of strappy peep-toes!
Our favorite purses for this amazing transitional look include the Imoshion Convertible Clutch in Black, the Laura Vela Bamboo Oversized Clutch in Leopard or the Laura Vela Bamboo Oversized Clutch in Black.
Transition 2: Beach to boardwalk
A day at the beach doesn’t mean you should put your fashion-forward style on hiatus. Bring new energy to your beachwear by skipping the traditional swimsuit cover-up and wear the 7 For All Mankind Slim Illusion Skirt instead. That bikini top never looked better than when paired with this curve-hugging skirt.
Seaside adventures require colorful accessories, too. We love this look with the Mary Alice Tote by Stephanie Johnson. The colorful aqua, brown and yellow zigzags of this oversized tote make it perfect for beach days. Add the matching Molly Straw Mat by Stephanie Johnson and you’ll be ready to sprawl out on the soft sand!
Of course every golden goddess needs a break, so when it’s time to hit the boardwalk for a cool treat and bit a of shopping, cover up with a light and airy summer top, like the Kyra Peasant Blouse pictured here. You’ll look boho chic and stay cool no matter how hot the temperature gets.
Finally, going from the sand to sidewalk means updated footwear is in order. Switch from flip-flops to chunky wedges that elongate legs and show off that killer tan.
Source: Haute Height