Friday, August 17, 2012

Opposites Attract



When I first received this tank, it seemed a natural fit with skinny jeans and ballet flats...but when paired with a (faux) leather pencil skirt & platforms, it takes on a more modern vibe.  I personally love dressing up casual items or dressing down the fanciest of pieces because it gives them an effortless, unstuffy feel and increases the versatility of your wardrobe.  Other combinations to try using this same rule of opposites: chambray shirt + sequin skirt, black tuxedo blazer + grey tank & cutoffs, simple tee + lace pencil skirt.




What I'm wearing:
StyleMint tank (30% off your first-time purchase with code SMNEW30), Forever 21 skirt (last seen here; similar), c/o Ann Taylor heels (on sale here), J. Crew necklace (via eBay), Rafē New York clutch (via eBay; similar), Vintage bracelets, Target sunnies (similar), Lips: Revlon Colorburst Coral

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great skirt
Xo Megan

Sandy a la Mode said...

those shoes are seriously soo fabulous! love!!

Natali said...

Fabulous purse and necklace!

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Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Absolutely LOVE this combination! Well done. :)

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

kicking myself for not picking up that skirt last year...and i LOVE LOVE LOVE those shoes!!!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Melanie Marie said...

love love love your heels!!

Melanie
Style to Stage

Styleclouds said...

You look fantastic! I love the combo and the touch of leo! xo, Christina

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dreamingincashmere said...

Looking fabulous again!!
-amy
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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

love how you dressed up this tank! looking fab as always :)
xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

smartandsavvystyle said...

Love this whole look! And the clutch really pops against the outfit! I wish I were brave enough to wear a faux leather skirt. haha. You look great!
- Heather

TaraMixandMatch said...

I agree...sometimes unexpected combos turn out more perfectly than you could imagine!

sarahsreallife said...

I agree...great combo! I love juxtaposing casual/dressy, and also masculine/feminine. You look awesome!

Sarah's Real Life

Rachel Lynne said...

Love the F21 skirt!

xoxo,
Rachel
Rachel’s Lookbook

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

You should wear those sunnies everyday! They are perfect on you! As well as that AWESOME skirt!

Have a great weekend!
~kim
Six2Eleven

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Love that skirt! I am on the hunt for more leather pieces this fall. But I've banned from shopping until October. All the good stuff will be gone by then!!

Amy



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cardigancrew said...

Great jewelry, lovin those bracelets

Cathy said...

Amazing shoes...tie the entire look together! Fabulous!

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Amy said...

Love this! I have been debating buying those heels, they look great!
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Samantha Tananbaum said...

Love the pattern mixing and the casual/chic combo!

xo
Sam
Le Petite Pear

allie said...

I JUST ordered that skirt online! So glad I did, it looks so REAL!

Does it run small? I ordered a small, hope it's not too snug.

Love the outfit!

Allie at alliewears.com

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Gorgeous outfit, loving that skirt<3
xx


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from prosecco to plaid said...

What a great outfit! I love the stripes with the animal print! Hope you'll check out my blog, from prosecco to plaid! xo, Julie
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glambrownie said...

Great outfit!! I like that everything you are wearing is affordable, not like Prada or Valentino that other bloggers post which I can't afford. Great post!! Pleae check out my blog if you get a chance.
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jcrewlover said...

I love those vintage bracelets! where did you get them?

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

Such a great outfit! I love that you are so creative with your styling, I always get good ideas from your blog :) Those shoes are my favorite part of the whole outfit!

Rebecca said...

I agree that leather skirt is very versatile it could take you to a lot of wardrobe choices....love your bright combo!

Rebecca
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Olivia Moone said...

Love everything about this look! Your lipstick is soooo pretty!

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silvergirl said...

fabulous look and i am with you
i also love to dress down a really dressy piece
brett

Allison said...

Your necklace is so gorgeous! I just love it with that striped shirt!!
I would love for you to visit my blog sometime!!
:)
Allison
A's Fashion Files

Emily said...

One of my favorites of your outfits!

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SK said...

I love love love your skirt! So cute!!

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PannaJoannaK.pl said...

wow amazing blog!! soo beauty woman:) follow??:)

Lexi said...

I am absolutely in love with this outfit - the pencil skirt, the stripes, the leopard clutch, those SHOES - wow!
♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Such a fun, bright look! Love the lippy of course!

Alice Warren said...

Cute Tank and I love it with the leopard clutch!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Loving your neck ornament and cluth. As such I love anything animal print and this too is super kewl!
Came here blog hopping & loved your blog. Do drop by my blog sometime. And do follow if you like! :)
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Lucija said...

wow that's gorgeous!!

xx,
L.
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Ashleigh Nicole said...

Love your heels!! xo

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Jill said...

I thought I recognized that style mint top! Love it. You look great!

Andrea said...

You're beautiful and so is your blog. Love this outfit, it's so bright and chic.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Love love love this look... I have this top and have definitely been going the skinny jeans and flats route.. but now I can't wait to jazz it up! Thanks for the inspiration!
xx
Here&Now

Sal said...

Cute Cute Cute!! You have such pretty skin =)

xo Sal

www.bluebonnetsforsal.com

Katie said...

Such a great combo! I am also loving that J. Crew necklace!

Kacie said...

I love opposite styles paired together! It's so unexpected but fabulous! You look great!

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thethreadaffect.com said...

LOVE this whole look! I have become obsessed with every leopard lately! Those shoes are perfect! Great look!

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