Hey! It's Shannon from Style with Shannon. One of the things I truly believe in is investing in a few quality items of clothing that will last you for years. Why do I believe this? Before I was married, I had more money to spend on myself. I bought some "expensive" pieces of clothing that are still going strong 8, 9, 10 years later. You see, if you spend $200 on something that could last you 10 years, it only ends up being $20 a year. One of the things I like to do on my blog is to show how to style an item of clothing many different ways. Here is one I did with a J.Crew silk blouse.
|J.Crew jeans, Nordstrom Rack shoes, borrowed Forever 21 necklace|
I love this one because it's something I could wear hanging out with my boys but it's still fashionable. Any blouse can be dressed down by pairing it with a pair of great jeans and flats.
|borrowed vintage skirt, Nordstrom shoes|
This is something you could wear to a wedding, play, or church. I'm loving midi skirts right now! This one I'm wearing is borrowed from a friend. You need to be careful with the midi skirt because it can make you look short and boxy. Make your legs look as long as you can by pairing it with heels. Show the smallest part of you by tying the blouse like I did here or by wearing a belt.
|Charlotte Russe skirt, Express belt, Sam Edelman shoes|
This look is a copy from a picture I saw in a J.Crew store. I found the skirt for $16.99 and dyed it. Tone-on-tone is a fresh way to mix up your wardrobe. Here is a little tip for you this season... RIT DYE IS YOUR FRIEND! Color is everywhere this year. Don't pay the high price for a trend that won't be around forever. Get a cheap version of what you want in a lighter color and dye it.
|Banana Republic pants, J.Crew shoes, borrowed Forever 21 clutch|
I think this one is my favorite! It's classy, casual, and put together all at once! Pairing the blouse with slacks is perfect for work but adding the clutch makes it fun for a night on the town. Pair a classic look with a fun accessory to give it some edge.