I like skirts. There’s nothing that makes me happier than finding a beautiful, perfect-fitting skirt—except maybe finding a beautiful, perfect-fitting skirt for five bucks. Today’s ‘triple play’ features a colorful skirt—a favorite of mine—that was thrifted and three-peated.
When I first wore this skirt last August (on Micah’s first day of school), I was eager to pair it with a patterned top but chickened out at the last minute and reached for an old standby: the white button-front dress shirt. I piled on the gold jewelry and let the skirt take center stage.
By October of last year I had mustered up enough courage to give print-mixing a hand after lusting over this Diane von Furstenberg shirt dress:
For one of my first forays into pattern-mixing, I replicated the look of the pricey DvF shirt dress for about $20 by pairing my skirt with a black-and-white tribal print top. To this day, this is one of my favorite outfits.
When spring rolled around, I paired the skirt with a thin cardigan and accessorized with two gold belts, gold jewelry, and surgical tape (which was the result of an unfortunate yet hilarious incident). I really like the cardigan’s draped hem against the multicolored print of the skirt.
[ABOUT THIS FEATURE: Being the cost-conscious shopper that I am, versatility and cost-per-wear are two things that weigh heavily on my decision to buy an item (or not), so I’m a firm believer in the ‘Rule of Three’: When you buy something new, you should have at least THREE things in your closet that you can wear with that piece. Each Thursday, this feature will highlight three ways I’ve worn one item.]