Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Look We Love: Maxi Skirts and Blazers

If there's one style we never tire of, it's color blocking.  And this season, we're all about incorporating color blocking into juicy pairings like blazers and maxi skirts.  To us, it's a match made in Heaven, and here's why:  it's the perfect way to achieve structure and femininity.  

We all know the fall months have cooled the temps tremendously, but still want ways to be able to wear our skirts and dresses.  Enter, the maxi skirt.  It's full length is perfect for this season as it gives us more coverage to work with, and also allows us to wear things like tights or pantyhose underneath to increase the warmth factor if we like!

The maxi skirt by default has a boho element to it with it's flowy lines.  When we add a structured blazer to the loose fit of the skirt, we're now mixing elements and adding interest to the look.  In this look in particular, we love the solid, bold hue of the blazer playing off the lightly patterned skirt.  
Pairing the look with a conservative bow tie top takes this look one step further into sophistocation, while adding a beret to top it all off is the perfect school-girl, feminine chic twist to keep it slightly playful without loosing it's elegance.  Pair the entire look with some neutral brown oxford booties, and you're ready to hit the streets, the books, or the office!

What do you think of the look?
Posted by: Spankie V

(photo: WeiWei - chictopia.com)

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