You all know I love navy. But one of my fave combos year round - especially in the spring & summer is khaki and white. It always looks fresh and crisp to me. And it's easy. My usual formula is white top + khaki bottom + whatever accessories you feel like. And it works just as well if you switch up with khaki top + white bottoms. And it almost always feels just a little bit beachy. Here are a couple of outfits to share from a few weeks ago, that I have since copied with varying tees or shoes or whatever.
Loft Iconic Pencil Skirt (#241906, $49.50). I actually think this skirt is totally worth FP, but I did get it during the 30% F&F a few weeks ago. They are showing Black and Pebble online, but mine is much more of a gray color - I'm thinking it's probably Moon Gray? Ok maybe it's gray, but it's khaki-esque...work with me here.
The skirt is 98% cotton/2% spandex and *machine washable.* It's 22" in length - which for me, is perfect because below knee skirts - esp pencil skirts - just don't work well on a short-shinner like me. Since it's above the knee, I can totally get away with wearing flats with it - yay! And that means I will wear it much more than a heels-required skirt.
Fit-wise, I got the 10 because I wanted to be able to wear it sans tights or control garments and it's a light color (like my size up for white jeans rule). This is a summer skirt. I wanted something comfy & easy...and I got it.
I love this with just a white tee - here the perfect fit white crewneck. The combos are endless since (1) I have quite a stash of white tees, and (2) any group of accessories works as long as they work together. For this ensemble, I chose the pink Danielle sandals and the fireball necklace which is really a light pink, plus gold hoops.
And I feel polished every time I wear this skirt - even when casual. And it's so comfy. Another plus is that it really doesn't wrinkle badly - and that's always a danger with pencil skirts. I highly recommend this skirt.
Polyvore for pencil skirt (had to use a different Loft skirt in the PV, since you know the Loft/PV issues - argh):
Here, I have on the open crewneck painter tee, J Crew olive sneakers (which are a great way to ground a shorter skirt), and my Anthro initial typeset necklace. Nothing earth shattering, but a clean classic look that I loved all day.
Fit - in case you happen to stumble upon one at your local BR - I got a size 10. BR skirts seem to be tighter on me in the hips than most JC skirts are.
Polyvore for utility skirt:
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