skirt: J.Crew; jacket: Comptoir des Cotonniers (old); sweater: Club Monaco; shoes: MICHAEL by Michael Kors; necklace: anthropologie
I like shopping. I doubt this shocks anyone reading this and if you are reading this style blog (which, obviously, you are), I figure there’s a pretty good chance that you like shopping too. So, as people that appreciate (really appreciate) new things, it’s important to have some guidelines in place to make sure that those fresh additions are not just one note ponies good for only a few outings but have real variability and add considerable mileage to our wardrobes.
Flexibility is the name of this shopping game. I’ve frequently come across the advice to make sure your prospective purchase can pair with several (or more) different items currently in your wardrobe before green-lighting the expense. While I’ve taken up this strategy since becoming a blogger, I also look for items with seasonal flexibility. The usefulness of being able to coordinate multiple outfits around one garment is limited if those ensembles can only be worn for a couple of months or less.
This all brings us to the graphic printed skirt before you. I spotted it and was immediately struck by it’s all-season utility. It’s perfect for fall with strappy shoes, an army-inspired cotton coat and my go-to glint of gold but I can also see it atop thick navy tights with a heavy winter coat during the cooler months ahead or with bare legs, sandals and a sleeveless top for summer (it’s probably too soon to be wishing for the warmer months, isn’t it?!).
Now that I’ve shared a glimpse into my shopping M.O., I would love to hear your tips to help optimize those buying excursions. HAPPY SHOPPING!