The Holidays are all about giving – right? But with amazing sales, and seas of tartan everything, how can you resist adding pieces for yourself to your expansive winter wardrobe? Versatility – that’s how. Find pieces that can transition from day to night, Christmas shopping to Christmas parties and everything-in-between. With a few accessory changes, and maybe a top you already have in your wardrobe, you can have two different outfits by purchasing one reasonably priced item. My reasonably priced item – This gorgeous and whimsical tartan skirt from J.Crew Factory. When it launched, I knew I had to snag this before it sold out – And it was one of the items that benefited from J.Crew/J.Crew Factory/Madewell size expansion.
Because it’s so festive, the colors are super versatile. You can really get away with any top and accessories, and I had a lot of fun creating two very different looks with this one.
For my day look, I paired it with an oversized ruffle sweater from Eloquii. This sweater is a true dream – I’ve had it for a week and have worn it more times than I’d like to admit. It’s cozy, perfectly oversized, and the ruffles on the elbows are such an unexpected touch. But tucked in to this skirt, it truly screams ‘Here for the Holidays’. But in an effort to keep it true to my style, I added the leopard booties (also Eloquii) for a little print play. This outfit was great for strolling around the Historic Pearl during the weekend.
A beautiful top from CoEdition was how I took this skirt right into a more elevated look. I’ll be totally honest, when I received this itop from CoEdition I was super nervous. While this year I’ve taken more chances with sleeveless items, I still feel super vulnerable. But when I tried it on, my boyfriend freaked out about how different it was from anything in my wardrobe – And he was right. The elegant bow at the neck and halter style really creates a polished, flattering silhouette and I would honestly buy this top in so many colors. CoEdition is an amazing place where you can find high-quality, high-fashion style curated for extended sizes. The deep red/plum color was a beautiful contrast against the skirt. Paired with my favorite glitter pumps from J.Crew, this outfit was night-ready.
So what’s the lesson? In a time where you have to snag gifts for the girl who sits next to you at work to all your family and friends, you can still save your coins by creating a wardrobe that is versatile. This skirt will be a true constant rotation and with so many options, you will never truly repeat an outfit.