Some of my favorite bloggers have put into words what all of us are thinking: Pinterest told me to. I love these blogs (Pinterest Told Me To, Mix and Match Family, and The Larson Lingo) because I LOVE Pinterest fashion ideas, and never know how to really implement them into real life. These three blogs devote their first day of every month to Pinterest fashion, and I am jumping on the bandwagon.
This month I decided to pick an item in my closet that I rarely wear: a brown pencil skirt. The skirt is part of a brown suit, but I usually wear the pieces separately. And, to be honest, brown doesn’t seem to be a color that is on trend now. Or, maybe it is “in” and I am struggling wearing it. So – I pinterested “brown skirt”, and came up with some really cute outfits! Take a look at these inspirations, and what let me know what you think of my versions!
Something I immediately noticed with all these outfits was that all the tops are tucked in. This seems like a tiny (maybe not necessary) detail, so I decided to try it both ways: to tuck in or not? I liked it better tucked in.
Also, these girls stuck with neutral colors – and allowed their accessories to carry the patterns and colors. I LOVE neutral colors, but this is a good lesson that sometimes neutrals really are the best. I actually don’t think a patterned top would compliment the brown skirt – nice to know!
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Lastly, let’s talk accessories! Summer scarves are very in now – and I love a good patterned soft scarf. A statement necklace would also look great here – but sadly I don’t have any! And, let’s not forget shoes and purses. I love the whole-toed shoe and boot. It makes sense to have a dark heavy shoe on the bottom to compliment the dark on top. And that nude heel – it is divine. It fits perfectly with her box-pleated skirt. Look how long her legs look! Each of these girls has a clutch purse which I am totally into now! I tried this with my red clutch and I love it! All these accessories are slim-lined and dramatic. Here it is better to have a few standout accessories than a few random small things.