Pleated Skirt + Belted Blazer
Happy middle of the month, reader dear!
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Each month (Around the 15th) I do a Copycat Style Challenge, taking looks that have caught my eye and adapting them to my wardrobe, my style and my shape. I talk through the process in the hope that in following how I break this down to make it work for me, you can be inspired to shop your wardrobe, get more and better use from what you own, and have some fun!
What looks inspired me this month?
Take a peek…
What elements bind the three looks?
Pleated or swirly midi-skirt. Belted Jacket. Small to medium sized bag. That doesn’t sound like a lot to go on, does it?
What elements do I prefer from each?
I love the monochromatic palettes of the coral and blue looks! AND the pumps from the middle. I give a nod to the hat on the all neutrals look on the right, but wearing at hat for #workfromhome or paired with a mask when out and about is too much! I prefer the open neckline of the jacket in the center image and the fuss free minimal jewelry looks of the center and right.
What do I not want?
The brogues on the right are amazing, but with my short legs, I need a heel with this length skirt. In flats, I’d appear to be standing in a flower pot! The all neutrals look doesn’t work for my coloring. I need some color in any outfit, even an accent! The turtlenecks in the flanking images are too heavy for our weather; I’d wilt and have to take off the jacket. Which is the whole point of this outfit! All three jackets here are too long for my petite and hippy frame. I need a shorter jacket. AND let’s keep that jacket single breasted. I don’t need any extra bulk; this past year has provided plenty.
What do I own to work with?
Green pleated skirt. Check. Grey blazer style jacket. Check. Yes, mine is much shorter than theirs. Pumps. Check
What handbag to choose? I’d opt for my green chain bag. If I could have a fantasy bag, let’s go for a little Hermes Picotin… As for the shoes, I could have worn the green pumps with this, but I wanted something with a daintier heel.
How did it turn out?
I’m loving this look and can’t wait to wear it again! I could see wearing it with my navy cami underneath if I was looking for a work to date outfit!
Some of the Deets, Peeps!
To reflect that fuss free vibe, I kept it to a single bold bracelet, these oversized hoops, and bare decollete. Yes, there is a safety pin holding my jacket closed at a modest spot…
So How About You?
Are you back at work? Still working from home? Or not working at all? What’s your outfit recipe for kicking business booty and taking names? Mine might have become Pleated Skirt + Belted Jacket? Do you have pieces that could copycat this look? What do you have posted on your Copycat Style Board? Do tell… I love to hear from you!