Monday, April 25, 2016

PREPPY CASUAL IN J.CREW


CHAMBRAY Gap || TOP H&M || SKIRT J.Crew || SNEAKERS Converse
NECKLACE J.Crew || WATCH Daniel Wellington || SUNNIES Ray-Ban 
WRISTLET Louis Vuitton || RING David Yurman

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Today I'm sharing one of my favorite preppy casual looks for spring. 
I find myself in some variation of this outfit quite often. It's great for weekend wear or for a laid-back office environment. With a few minor tweaks, it could pass in a more conservative office, too!

Rarely will you ever spot me wearing shorts in the summertime. 
I'm much more comfortable sporting a sundress or flow-y skirt. 
Shorts? They're just not my thing.

One downfall of opting for anything but shorts is that I'm often left pocket-less in the warmer months. Finding dresses and skirts with pockets is often a tricky task, and when I come across a piece, I'm usually bummed to discover that the pocket structure and placement adds unflattering "bulk" to the thigh area. And we really can't have that.
So when I find a comfortable, flattering piece, I feel like I've hit the jackpot! 
And then I buy it in every color...


I have this great little J.Crew miniskirt in a handful of colors and fabrics. 
The particular skirt I'm wearing today is the winter wool blend, but I've also picked up a few of the same style in the summer linen blend. My cost per wear on these skirts has got to be incredibly low, because I've had them for a few years (and they've held up impeccably!) and wear them all the time. They're so versatile, they go with everything and are, of course, comfortable.
An all around win I'd say.

On a completely unrelated note, I'm looking into booking a few weeks of travel to Southeast Asia! It's an area that I've been itching to see, and later this year, I'm hoping to have enough time to make it happen. Any suggestions from destinations, to cultural tips to surviving the flight are welcome!

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14 comments :

  1. I love that J.Crew mini skirt and any item that can achieve so many versatile looks. This is adorable!

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  2. Love that red mini! So cute!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  3. Such a classic look!! I love that skirt. This is great for everyday.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  4. I love that skirt!!! So casual, but perfect for almost any occasion at the same time!

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  5. I have this exact skirt in a billion colors as well. I like to wear it to work mostly but I sometimes break it out on the weekends.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  6. This is so cute! I never thought of pairing sneakers with a skirt like that - I have the same skirt in green! You look so great!

    X,
    Cristina
    http://cristinawashere.com/

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  7. This is the cutest outfit! I love the color of your skirt!

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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  8. Loving this outfit! Been wanting to pick up a skirt like this from J.Crew!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  9. Such a cute look! I love making a skirt more casual by pairing it with sneakers and a tee!

    xo Ashley

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  10. I love this look and your hair looks incredible.

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  11. Love this look! I have that skirt and always style it just like you did, haha! Super cute Xoxo Mindy

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  12. Love this casual look. I wear something similar a lot. I love that skirt!

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  13. This outfit is so cute! I'm not one to try and achieve super preppy status, but this outfit is the perfect in between! Totally going to have to throw something like this together, it's too cute!

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