Sweet stripes

Summer work outfit with blue striped midi skirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Striped cotton linen midi skirt outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Striped skirt outfit with lace top and gold sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Lace tank top summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

When I add a new piece to my wardrobe, it needs to be able to go with as much of the rest of my closet as possible. A lot of wardrobe gurus tell you that you should think of at least three outfits with a new piece, and I think that's a good guide for items that are a little more unique (like patterned pieces). For me personally, I want my basics to really hold their own and work well with pretty much anything. When I decided to keep this skirt, I knew it would go well with white tops like this lace tank or a regular t-shirt, but it also works well with my grey and light green linen tees and my red floral tank (as seen here!). I bet my navy silk shell would work with it, too. I like having lots of options—both for real life and when it comes to sharing outfits here.

I wore this sweet outfit to work this week. I realized I haven't been taking advantage of the warm weather and wearing my midi skirts to work much. I keep talking about my freezing cold office (I know, I sound like a broken record at this point!), but I think subconsciously I don't want to wear skirts because I don't want to freeze, LOL. Ah well. I did have to wear a cardigan to stay warm in this. I actually wore one of my new sweatshirts from Everlane to work today, and I was so comfortable! I'm tempted to stop looking cute and just dressing warm at this point. ;)

Also, I successfully wore flat sandals with a midi skirt! I typically wear some kind of heeled shoe with longer skirts because I'm short and want to elongate what little leg does show. It definitely helps that this skirt is slightly shorter than my other, "truer" midi skirts. That's another positive for this skirt—it goes with a bunch of my tops as well as many pairs of shoes!


Lilly Pulitzer for Target top / old; similar from Neiman Marcus or Ann Taylor (last seen here)
J.Crew Factory skirt / exact (last seen here)
Sandelles sandals / exact or similar from Nordstrom Rack
Madewell earrings / old; similar from Etsy
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact