Today's Everyday Fashion: The Essentials

Inspiration:  Banana Republic

Inspiration: Banana Republic

white skirt outfit

I got the idea to pair this striped top with a red cardigan from the inspiration photo and the rest quickly fell into place. I consider a striped top like this an essential in my closet. (I owned one before I replaced it with this current version.) It looks great on its own, but also pairs easily with a lot of fun and unique combinations. White bottoms (whether a skirt or jeans, etc.) are also a staple for me. The ultimate blank canvas, I've always found them the easiest to create outfits with, even more so than blue jeans.  

Cardigan: H&M, $18 (similarsimilar)
Top: Banana Republic, $30 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Skirt: Banana Republic, $35 (similar)
Belt: Limited, $15 (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Nine West c/o (similardesigner)
Purse: Karen Millen, gift (similar)
Approx. dates: Skirt is 4 years ago. Shoes, belt, cardigan and purse are 2 years ago. Shirt is this fall/winter.

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Also - I have several spring events coming up, which lead me to do a bunch of online window shopping (okay, and some purchasing!). I started laying out my ideas so I could visualize full outfits and I share the results with you in my latest Babble post. Click either image to read. 

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