Mix and Match: Crochet Top and Neutral Skirt

One top I’ve been staring at longingly at my closet is my lace/crochet tank.  It’s one of my favorite tops because I can wear it with almost anything and it instantly takes an outfit up a few notches from a plain tee or tank.  (As seen in this post on going from shabby to chic.)  So forgive me while I try to scratch that itch by mixing and matching this pretty crochet top today!  I love that it’s cream rather than bright white, and I like that it has kind of a looser fit.  
I also found a great skirt from Boden that’s on sale to include in the mix and match.  It comes in an amazing green as well as navy, but I’m using the khaki colored one today.  
As always, everything is under $50 and most items are well below that.

Outfit 1 – Casual Night Out
I started with an outfit that doesn’t involve skinny jeans (you can thank me later!) and would be great for a night out.  You could easily do this look with other cuts of jeans too, whether skinny or boyfriend.  I added pink-ish accessories like the coral statement necklace and blush clutch, keeping it light and summery.  And, sleek but totally comfy wedges.  (I own those and love them!) 

Shop Outfit #1:
Top: Kohl’s
Jeans: Target
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: Target

Outfit 2 – Casual Chic
For a casual chic look, tuck the crochet top into the skirt.  I added a lighter wash denim jacket to keep the palette light again for summer.  And with an all-neutral outfit I of course can’t help but add a couple pops of colorful accessories.  I love me some yellow flats and a colorful pendant necklace!

Shop Outfit #2:
Top: Kohl’s
Skirt: Boden
Shoes: Zara
Necklace: Forever 21


Outfit 3 – Office
Here’s the skirt mixed and matched for a work look.  Since it’s neutral it pairs with almost anything.  Today I went with reds, thanks to this cute, easy-to-wear top ditsy floral top I found on ModCloth.  I found a fun reddish-orange bag to go along with it, but the cream version is adorable as well!  
Like a broken record, I chose a white blazer to keep the outfit feeling summery fresh.  You can definitely pair this with heels, but I hear from plenty of you that you love looks with flats, so there you go!  These flats are great because they’re neutral, but the woven texture provides a special but subtle detail to make them more interesting.  They come in black too and are really affordable!

Shop Outfit #3:
Top: ModCloth
Blazer: Choies
Skirt: Boden
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: H&M  

I would totally wear all of these outfits if I could right now…and if I had that skirt!

On another note…I’ve been really interested in Dorothy Perkins for a while but have yet to order anything.  From what I understand, they’re a UK brand but offer free shipping to US with a $50+ order.  I like so many of their bags, shoes, and accessories, and they’re chic but affordable!   They also have a ton of great clothing, but I especially appreciate that they carry a huge selection of knee-length skirts.  (WHY are those so hard to find these days?!?!)

Anyway, can anyone from the UK or anyone who’s purchased from Dorothy Perkins give us some insight into the brand and company?  I’d love to hear more about them!

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