Mix and Match: Floral Skirt & Color Choices

I often get questions asking what color to wear with a certain piece besides white or black, so let’s focus today’s mix and match on colors using this floral pencil skirt from Target.  
First…I was sad to see the website say this skirt is sold out in many sizes and not sold in stores…BUT IT’S ALL A LIE!!  I went to Target yesterday and found it stocked in plenty–and my Target is typically on low supply.
It fits true to size, which means it’s *just* too small around my big hips and non-jersey pencil skirts and I aren’t usually good friends anyway.  Boo.  But it’s still a fun skirt that’s worth a shot.  And if you usually don’t have a problem with pencil skirts it should fit you fine.  It’s a little brighter in person, and a few spots of the pink are kind of bright pink.  Not in a bad or good way–it’s all just a little more vibrant than how it appears on my computer screen.  
Anyway, a mix and match focusing on colors!  


Outfit 1:
When a piece has multiple colors I often find it easier to mix and match because you can pull out any color from the skirt and work from there.  A safe way to do it is to pull just one color into the top half and pair it with white or black.  For example, using a maroon cardigan and keeping the shirt white.  However, another thing you can do is pick colors that are close to each other on the spectrum.  A pale pink is in a similar color cluster to maroon–soft reds and pinks–and using that rather than a white tee gives this outfit a more interesting color palette.  
Shop Outfit #1:
Top: H&M
Cardigan: H&M (second option here)
Skirt: Target
Boots: Target
Necklace: Forever 21


Outfit 2:
This is an example of using neutrals in a richer way.  Rather than going with black or white, a camel sweater is a rich alternative, especially because it echoes the tiny bit of rust orange in the skirt.  Matching boots and a pale coral bag keep the rest of the outfit in a similar color family without being exactly matchy-matchy.  
Also, I love the idea of a sweater with this skirt to play with texture in the outfit, especially mixed in with leather.  Playing with different textures is another great way to make neutrals interesting.  (For more tips on making neutral outfits interesting, click here.)
Shop Outfit #2:
Sweater: H&M
Skirt: Target
Bag: Target
Boots: Target
Necklace: Forever 21


Outfit 3:
Lastly, you can use multiple colors from the skirt in different parts of the outfit.  This top from Old Navy is in a beautiful green that’s pulled directly from the skirt.  Then I added maroon accessories to tie together a look for work in a sophisticated color palette.  
Shop Outfit #3:
Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Target
Bag: Target




I hope this gives you some ideas on how to play with more colors!

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