Floral Midi Skirt Love | One Skirt, Three Looks

For the sake of surviving the heat– on a journalist’s paycheck– it’s time to turn my few articles of hot weather clothing into multi-functional garments. Turns out, my favorite floral midi can be worn almost anywhere. That saves a couple bucks, yeah?

I learned a few weeks ago that this floral midi skirt pairs perfectly with a striped blouse (c’mon, you know I love mixing prints!) but that look seemed a little intense for the office. Paired with a cream blouse and an open blazer, it was work-ready in a snap– and kept me cool all day, even in my scorching office. To wear this midi during casual weekend outings, aka ultra-hot afternoons, I pair it with a graphic tee and tall wedges to tone down the length-created drama.

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It is 8:30 p.m. and still 90° with 56% humidity. Loose skirts are the only answer. While this Forever 21 skirt is no longer available, American Apparel sells a pretty close match [HERE]. Just make sure to wear a slip!

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Blazer, random brand at Nordstrom Rack [SIMILAR] | Blouse, The Limited [SIMILAR] | Shoes, Kimchi Blue [SIMILAR] | Watch, Anne Klein [HERE] | Glasses, DVF [HERE]

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Blouse, JCPenney [SIMILAR] | Belt, vintage [SIMILAR] | Sandals, Kimchi Blue [SIMILAR] | Bag (seen in top picture), Forever 21 [SIMILAR] | Sunglasses, freebie [SIMILAR] | Watch, Anne Klein [HERE]

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Tee, Sailor Jerry [SIMILAR or at St. Louis’ Devil City] | Belt, vintage [SIMILAR] | Wedges, Target [SIMILAR] | Bangle, vintage [SIMILAR] | Sunglasses, Forever 21 [HERE]

Maybe August weather will be bearable now. Here’s hoping.

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5 Comments

  1. July 12, 2013 / 11:42 am

    That striped blouse is ADORABLE! I love it! Just hearing about that humidity is making me shudder just a little – lol! It’s been really hot in Chicago, but the humidity hasn’t been terrible. 🙂
    xox
    giedre
    http://www.walkingdotphotography.com

    • July 14, 2013 / 1:00 am

      Thank you! It’s one of my favorites this summer. I’d be way jealous of the lower humidity, but winter hits you guys really bad…

      Stay cool this summer!

    • July 14, 2013 / 1:01 am

      You’re the sweetest! Thanks, doll. Can’t wait to share!

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