Today's Everyday Fashion: Shortcuts

Inspiration: J.Crew Factory

Inspiration: J.Crew Factory

Animal sweater, chambray, tweed skirt

When you find something you like, it bears repeating, especially when it comes to getting dressed. In today's case, this shoe/skirt/purse combo is something I came up with a few weeks ago (here). Outfit "shortcuts" like these can be repeated again and again just by switching out one or two things like a different top and sweater, and they can be especially helpful for getting dressed for work five days a week. Do you ever use shortcuts in your closet?

Sweater: Old Navy, $16 (similar, similar)
Top: Mudd c/o Kohl's, $20
Skirt: LOFT, $36 (similarsimilar)  
Shoes: Call It Spring c/o, $29 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Emma Fox c/o Ross, $60 (similarsimilar)
Necklaces: My Stella & DotMy Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Purse is 3 years ago. Sweater, top, skirt are 2 years ago. Shoes are last summer.

Chambray tops under $100

Today's Everyday Fashion: Peep Toe Booties

Inspiration: JACOPO RAULE/GC IMAGES via InStyle

Inspiration: JACOPO RAULE/GC IMAGES via InStyle

White tuxedo blazer with leather skirt

Rosie is rocking an asymmetrical leather skirt, tuxedo blazer and matching top. The hardest part of her outfit to pull off though? The suede booties with bare legs, in my opinion. It’s a look I’ve worn before and probably will again, but I always struggle with feeling 100% confident in it. That’s where peep toe booties come in (the kind of shoes I’m wearing). I hadn't tried this type of shoe until this season, but I’m kind of hooked. They are the perfect solution for getting the look of a boot without having to wear hot socks for those of us in warmer climates. Not to mention they look perfectly at home on a bare leg. I’ve rounded up a bunch more of this type of shoe under $100. Is this a shoe you would wear? Why or why not?

Blazer: Express c/o (similar, similar)
Top: LOFT, $27 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Vince Camuto c/o Nordstrom, $49 (similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (samesame)
Shoes: Vince Camuto c/o HSN
Necklaces: My Stella & DotMy Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Blazer is 3 years ago. Top and purse are 2 years ago. Skirt and shoes are this summer.

Peep toe booties under $100

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Pink Coat

Inspiration: Pink Peonies via WhoWhatWear

Inspiration: Pink Peonies via WhoWhatWear

Pink ASOS coat with red dress

I’m so excited about this pink coat from ASOS. I had a pink wool coat when I lived in Boston years ago, and I gave it away to a friend when I moved. Pink coat karma came back around because this one was a great shopping find. I love the collarless trapeze shape – it feels vintage and modern at the same time, and it looks great with a dress (an outfit option for Valentine’s Day, perhaps?) and works equally well casually with jeans. Which pink coat outfit is your favorite? More options under $150 below.

Coat: ASOS c/o ShopStyle
Dress: Piperlime
Shoes: ShoeDazzle
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes, dress are last spring. Purse is this summer. Coat is new.

Pink coats under $150

 

ASOS  /  Forever 21  /  ASOS
Forever 21  /  ASOS  /  ASOS
ASOS  /  Jessica Simpson   /  Piperlime

Inspiration: Forever 21

Inspiration: Forever 21

Pink ASOS coat with distressed jeans

Coat: ASOS c/o
Tee: Maison Jules/Macy's
Jeans: A&F c/o
Shoes: Banana Republic
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Clutch: Sole Society
Approx. dates: Shoes are 6 years ago. Jeans and clutch are 1 year ago. Top and coat are new.