Three Ways to Wear feature on Studs, Style & Lace


One thing I love about the blogging world is the support system that comes with it- sometimes from people you've never even met in person! When my blogger and personal stylist friend, Niki Whittle of Studs, Style and Lace, asked if I'd be interested in being a guest on her blog, I jumped at the chance. Niki has some amazing and unique style, and she inspires me to try new things. I especially love her Three Ways to Wear entries, where she features one item three ways to show fashionable function.

While you can view the entire post on Niki's blog- Style Studs & Lace, I wanted to share parts of my entry on BITD, too! Since I define my personal style as classic with an edge, I decided to feature a classic, yet edgy item- a faux leather pencil skirt.

When it comes to clothing, you know I like to I stick with staple items (unless its something super fun!) and always assess the cost-per-wear, plus I look at the number of ways I can wear it. I like to get the most use out of clothing and try to buy items I can wear for work, for day, and for play, so when Niki approached me about a guest Three Ways to Wear, I knew this would be a great way to feature my picks!

I consider a faux-leather pencil skirt to be a must-have in any closet, and I love its classic versatility. Since I'm a curvy hourglass/8 shape, I

tend to gravitate towards skirts and dresses, as I feel they look better on my body. I also normally opt for fitted clothing that hugs my curves, as opposed to loose clothing that will make me appear bigger. See below how a leather skirt can be styled for work, for day, and for play!

Faux Leather Skirt Options:


For Work:

I paired my leather skirt with a classic red blouse, neck scarf, and heels for an office-appropriate look. I tucked the top into the skirt to give definition to my waist and opted for pointy-toe pumps to elongate my legs. Since the top is boat neck, I defined my neck with the scarf.

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Not included above: scarf

For Day:

To make the skirt more casual, I paired it with a printed tee with the hem tied in a knot to define the waist, scarf, light jacket, and comfy slip-on sneaks that can take me from brunch to errands or shopping for the day. I wore a longer-length coat with the skirt, so the flow of the outfit isn't cut in half by a short-length jacket.

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For Play:

This is where I like to go all out with my style! Even though I'm curvy, I don't shy away from certain looks, such as this sheer bodysuit. I think there is something to be said for women who rock certain trends, void of body type. I embrace my curves by showing them off in a sheer body suit with the leather skirt, and again elongate my legs with these clear lucite heels. To top ff the look, I added a vintage belt that I wore as a necklace and a fabulous embellished clutch bag.

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XOXO

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Hi friends, I'm Dani, a Washington DC blogger and content creator of Blonde in the District. My blog is a curated collection of my personal life interests, style picks, beauty faves, and travel diaries, all with an emphasis on confidence and supporting the local community. My favorite pastimes are shopping, cats, sipping champagne, and traveling. 

 

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