Mix and Match: Eyelet Skirt

Eyelet pieces have been popping up all over the place this summer, and Old Navy has a great one out right now.  Don’t be thrown off by the eyelet–treat it like a neutral.  A more interesting neutral, but still a neutral.
I was hoping to find a good graphic tee that would work, but all the tops I ended up choosing were solids.  Just know that you can totally pair an eyelet skirt with a graphic tee.  I would either accessorize it like Outfit 1 or Outfit 3 below, depending on what the print looks like.  
This skirt is an item I’d probably buy if I didn’t have a baby belly to account for!  This, or a white eyelet summer dress.  But oh well, this baby is sparing my wallet…for now.  Once she comes out that will be a totally different story!  Haha.  Anyway, here are 3 outfits with an eyelet skirt!


Outfit 1 – Casual
The white eyelet is begging to be paired with bright, happy colors, especially for summertime.  I started with a casual look, since my first inclination was to pair the skirt with a light wash chambray top.  However, I also loved the idea of a vintage peach tee for casual wear.  You could do either of these, half tucking the tee or tying or loosely tucking the chambray top.  OR, wear them together!  Tuck in the tee and wear the chambray top over it, tied, but unbuttoned so that the orange shows through.
This gladiator sandal makes a statement without being overwhelming, giving some character to a casual outfit.  
You can also totally use the plain coral/orange drapey blouse that I featured last week (this one) instead!
Shop Outfit #1:
Orange Tee: Target ($7)
Chambray Top: J.Crew Factory ($29.50)
Skirt: Old Navy ($30, wait for sale!)
Shoes: Old Navy ($22)
Necklace: Forever 21 ($6.80)
Hat: Forever 21 ($10.80)

Outfit 2 – Work
Last week I described how solid blouses with details were excellent building blocks for a wardrobe, and here’s another example of one.  Pretty flutter sleeves take this up a notch from a regular t-shirt and make it appropriate for work.  I added a pop of green as well as floral flats!  Of course, you can do a nude or other neutral shoe if a floral one is too much for you.  Just thought I’d throw it in there to expand the horizon a little!
Shop Outfit #2:
Top: J.Crew Factory ($32)

Skirt: Old Navy ($30)
Bag: Target ($39.99)
Shoes: H&M ($12.95)
Necklace: Forever 21 ($4.80)



Outfit 3 – Going Out
I brought back the chambray top but accessorized it for going out.  Mostly, I wanted to show you these blue pumps!  They come in hot pink, brown, and black, but most importantly reviewers seem to loooooove them.  It made me super curious about them, so I added them to my shopping cart to try.

Anyway, I added a metallic statement necklace and a neon yellow bag to kick it all up even more.  This might be too loud for some, so you can definitely tone it all down with neutral open-toe wedges and a tan clutch.

Shop Outfit #3:
Top: J.Crew Factory ($32)
Skirt: Old Navy ($30)
Bag: Target ($23)
Shoes: Old Navy ($29)
Necklace: H&M ($9.95)


Do you own any eyelet pieces?  Or, are you considering any?  (You should!!)
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