Splurge & Save Outfit: No. 3

Apr 18, 2013

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As I mentioned on this week’s This & That, pencil skirts are aplenty this season from designers with a wide range of graphic prints and designs. And as bold black and white stripes are also widely available (click here to see the many different ways to wear them), why not mix the two?

In this week’s Splurge Outfit, Marc Jacob’s vertical pencil skirt makes a bold statement, but as it also plays the role of a classic choice, the beautiful Catherine Maladrino silk print blouse works well with the basic black and white. Add a long gold necklace from Oscar de la Renta and basic black ankle strap sandals from Alexander Wang, and an outfit for work or evening is ready to reveal your clever melding of seasonal trends with your signature style.

Wanting to save, but still exude effortless style? Choose J.Crew’s simple solid silk blouse and wear it with Asos’ horizontal striped below-the-knee pencil. With the right mixture of subtle and bold, each piece can easily work with many other items in your closet.




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