Saturday, June 2, 2012 • 4:04 PM •
— Diana Vreeland
Ah yes! The versatile black bodycon skirt. A skirt that can be used for a casual shopping day or even a night out at the ballet? Of course. An easy article of clothing and one that any female should own, here is how I advise on skipping the typifash look (typically fashionable = boring) and putting an outfit together that is worthy of compliments!
Here’s the collage I made for this Polyvore Q&A:
I could simply suggest to you that wearing a nice printed cami or tee tucked in your black skirt is all you need to do, but doing that would probably be an insult to you! Because everybody or most people know how to do that, because it’s easy, simple, and safe…so much that it’s not really considered really stylish anymore.
You have a plain black fitting skirt..the possibilities are endless. One of my style rules is to really balance your outfit’s silhouette. So in this case, since your bottom is simple, go with a top that is opposite of that..something with volume, something with a different texture, something with an unconventional shape for a top. If you have an extravagant top like in my first 2 pictures, you might not need jewelry, just a cute handbag.
if you have more simple things..like this off shoulder top Wear it with chunky statement jewelry
If you’re going for a more conservative look, you can try classic items with eye-catching colors trendy colors. For example, this blazer:
anyways im blabbing..but good luck!
It seems quite sad when you think that a beautiful dress will be trapped in the closet as it awaits for the perfect dressy occasion. But why should we wait until then? Below is my style advice to jen1990’s question on casualizing a party dress for everyday!
PS: In love with the Alexander McQueen tote!!
So unfortunately, your dress, alone, is dressy. BUT fortunately, we can work around it to be worn casually or for the day!
The dressy thing about your dress is the one strap, so I suggest you to tuck that in when you wear it, so that it look like a tube top. Refer to the set I created for you!
For such a vibrant green, gold is a better choice than silver accessories.
So since you said that you follow the preppy trend..it’s the left side of the set I made. A blazer can sharpen your look and balance out the flowiness in your dress. Match it with gold accessories. The crystals on the gold flipflops brings the outfit down a notch so you still have the daywear look. AT THE SAME TIME, this sharp daywear can be transformed for a fun night out with the girls. You want to dress up but not be dressy, you know what I mean? You can add the black belt like I did there. Change the shoes for something more sleek, maybe even a bit of black patent?
For a more casual look, refer to the right side of my set. Wear the black sheer blouse on top of your dress. Unbutton the bottom buttons so that you can effectively tie your shirt in a knot at the crease wear the skirt starts. Unbutton the top buttons so we can see your beautiful neck. Charm bracelets are fun! The charms on the bracelet represent you and never go out of style!
Carry a statement bag like the McQueen bag! It’s so sexy and practical for you to carry lots of things. Plus the gold detail on the bag goes with all your gold accessories. This bag is stylish… the design is not too busy/distracting and its casual!
Hope my long ass advice had some helpful tips loll.
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