When I bought this skirt, I envisioned wearing it with the perfect combination of silky pink top to create a romantic, Victorian-esque outfit. I don't think I've done that yet, but what I did do is play with some balance and proportion with this skirt.
I first tried it on with a bright red Express mock-turtleneck top. I loved the pop of cherry red with the neutral print of the skirt, and the tightness of the shirt looked perfect with the fullness of the skirt, but it looked a bit too conservative with a high neckline and extra length.
I tried it on with an oxford, but it too looked a bit buttoned-up (pun intended). The silky teal shirt I tried on next had the right feel and contrast to it, but I really was wanted a nice tight shirt like the original red one I tried on.
Finally I settled for this low cut Express royal purple tee, with a camisole underneath for modesty's sake. I think the whole outfit is the right combination of contrasting colors, fits, and lengths. I covered up on bottom (both in length and in shape due to its full flare) and let a little skin show on top. It doesn't quite fit the Romantic feel I wanted, but I'm happy with it just the same.
I didn't post an outfit last Friday, and here's why:
I have to support my Red Raiders, and since it was only a half-day due to the holiday weekend, I went a little schlumy with a t-shirt (and even a boxy, men's t-shirt at that). A co-worker exclaimed: "You're wearing a t-shirt today!" in shock. I think I should consider that a compliment?