Making the most out of each item I own is something I take great pride in. I enjoy being able to remix pieces in my closet in a multitude of ways. As much as I would love to show you what I wear every single day, it is just not time feasible for me to do so. So as an alternative, I am wanting to do more posts that show the same piece styled in different ways similar to my last outfit post Dress It Up, Dress It Down With Avenue.
Today’s post is featuring a faux wrap midi skirt I recently got. It has a beautiful chevron and stripe pattern in navy, peachy pink, olive, and white. The fabric is a textured open weave knit mesh with lining that goes down to right above the knee. It has a bit of a southwestern feel to it that I love and it calls to my Native American heritage.
For the first look, I wore a lacy, textured ivory sweater for a feminine flair. Since the skirt has so much going on with the color and print, I like the way the tonal chevron in the knit blends so good without competing. A simple earthy necklace made of horn and brass links still make a statement. To complete the look, a navy wristlet and taupe booties act as the supporting characters here. Loads of curls in my hair with the sides pinned back adds to the feminine feel of this outfit.
- Plata Chevron Skirt: Anthropologie
- Ivory Lace Sweater: LOFT via Poshmark (similar)
- Horn Link Necklace: Anthropologie via Poshmark
- Navy Wristlet: Michael Kors
- Remi Ankle Zip Boot in Taupe Suede: American Eagle for Payless
For the second look I selected a chambray shirt for on top. An obi belt gives a fun transition from the skirt to shirt. I also like the waist definition it provides. To bring some of the colors from the skirt up to the top, I chose a multi strand necklace to layer over the chambray. A fringed handbag and nude lace up pointy toe flats are my supporting characters here. For my hair I decided to do a loose braid around the hairline for a soft, boho feel.
- Plata Chevron Skirt: Anthropologie
- Chambray Shirt: Lane Bryant via Poshmark (similar)
- Brown Obi Belt: Lane Bryant (similar)
- Figli Layer Necklace: Anthropologie via Poshmark
- Fringe Handbag: Charming Charlie
- Lace Up Flats: Old Navy
Did you happen to notice all the pieces I am wearing via Poshmark? I did not realize it until I wrote up this post. I am currently working on a post on how to shop for plus size clothing on Poshmark and am also collecting links to tons of closets for you to be able to click over and shop. I have had several of you request this type of post and I am hoping to have it up within the next couple of weeks. In the mean time, if you are not already signed up with Poshmark (web version, app version), and you want to, be sure to use the referral code BYKEJ and you will get $10 credit on the shopping app. If you are interested in following me there too, my user name is j9design.
Side Note: After years of shopping at Anthropologie, I have found one particular brand they carry there that is the majority of what I have purchased. I have over 10 items from the Maeve brand from over the years. Since I waiver between a size 16 and 18, you would think that I would be excluded to shop plus size brands exclusively and I refuse to give in to the notion that I should not be able to shop at stores I love. If you are around my size and feel intimidated to shop at Anthropologie, I highly recommend you try out the Maeve brand and what they have to offer. I am wearing this particular skirt in their largest size of XL. Since most of the pieces I own are ones with lots of stretch made of fabrics like jersey and mesh, I find they are very comfortable and easy to wear. They are also a higher quality and even my older pieces still look new after many washes.
Today’s Postivity Note
If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting the rest of our lives. -Lemony Snicket