Mix and Match // Gingham sandals + floral print skirt

petite fashion blog spring summer elegant outfit ideas
Ann Taylor top (on sale! also worn here) xxsp c/o, Chicwish skirt xxs c/o, DY bracelet
Betsy Johnson sandals sz 5 (runs narrow), Cuyana bag c/o (also worn here), earrings

This look is one of my recent favorites - I love remixing older pieces in my closet and experimenting with print pairings! I've shown this skirt here (read my fit review) with a button-up blouse and blazer, here with a ruffled sleeve top, and wanted a slightly cleaner, more elegant pairing for an event last month. The higher neckline and angled shoulders on this sweater top created sleek lines that help balance out the fullness of this skirt.
floral skirt ginham shoes FS-4
work outfit ideas business casual office style
BP scalloped tote (50% off!), Modcloth cardigan xs, M.Gemi heels 35.5 (runs narrow)

To quickly make this appropriate for a business casual office, I'd add my trusty cropped cardigan to cover up the shoulders and swap out the sandals for closed-toe pumps. My faux leather scalloped tote bag (which fits a laptop and much more) is a complete steal right now, on sale for 50% off and currently stocked again in all three colors!
work outfit spring summer business casual dress code boston
floral flare skirt cuyana bag gingham sandal shoes
I'd typically go safe with neutral sandals for this look, but couldn't resist working in a little whimsical mixed print with the gingham and floral. The rule of thumb is simple for mixing and matching - stick with prints in a similar color scheme, but with noticeably different pattern sizes!
stylish summer outfits petite fashion ann taylor cuyana crossbody bag



34 comments:

  1. Love the colour palettes of your outfit! The Ann Taylor top in the first photo is so cute, really like the cutting of it! :)

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love your outfit Jean, it's so wonderful! Perfect for the evening!

    I hope you've had a lovely weekend,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  3. love this look!

    http://alexamjohnson.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the pattern mixing!

    Liv

    http://livforstyle.net

    ReplyDelete
  5. Just in love with this bag. It's so cute!
    xx

    http://www.mybeautrip.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. This skirt is so cute on you! And this outfit matches your personality so well :)

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Jean would you consider a brow tutorial? Pictures only would be fine if no time to do video. Love the more youthful, fuller brow look you've doing for some time now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kate - thank you! The last time I went to Asia, the makeup artists all said the first order of business they had to take care of was to "flatten" my brows, lol! Apparently they don't really like arches there and prefer the brows to lay flatter over the eyes, which I know doesn't work for everyone's features. That look has grown on me since, so all I've been doing is overdrawing my own brows a bit in thickness, and flattening the brow line to be more horizontal instead of arched. I've tried all of Anastasia's brow products and currently am liking the Brow Powder (I use Ebony - it's dark, so apply with a light touch) best because it lasts for years. I'll try to do another makeup video or post soon, but hope that helps in the meantime!

      Delete
  8. Love that skirt!

    Rebecca
    xx
    www.peppermintdolly.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a cute and gorgeous summer outfit! Love it!
    xx, Jeany from www.vogueetvoyage.com





    ReplyDelete
  10. That skirt is the perfect length! I love it!

    Briana
    http://beyoutifulbrunette.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. You look so stunning and elegant in that outfit.

    www.underaytedray.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  12. That skirt is beautiful, it's so elegant and feminine! I really need to take a look at Chicwish, they seem to have a lot of very pretty pieces

    Sarah Lilly || The Lilly Mint Blog

    ReplyDelete
  13. So lovely! I have this same halter and have styled it so many ways; it's so versatile! I picked up these sandals last week (thanks again!) and love them - size 5 fit perfectly! Love your picks, as always. xo

    - Sara | StyleMePretty661.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Loving your outfit so so much. Always love you styling that skirt. And the monogrammed bag is adorable.

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love dress
    The Pink Pineapple
    New post:http://thepinkpineappleblog.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  16. I like how too pair up gingham shoes with floral skirts. I never really thought about putting these two prints together. Looking chic!

    Julia || Closet de Jules || Recent Post - Complete Review of Top Swimsuits from Amazon

    ReplyDelete
  17. I really love the various looks! Great advice as always on how to transition a look!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow this skirt is amazing! I love the florals and the pleats in the skirt! Beautiful!

    https://officiallychic.com/

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Jean! I am the same skin tone as you and I was wondering what color you got in the Bristols 6? Thank you in advance!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great post!! Planning to get the clarisonic spare heads for sure. But I can't make a decision on anything else!!! Too many options!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great post! As a petite girl- I really appreciate everything you share!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love following your blog and appreciate everything you share! I'm 5'2" with narrow ankles and calves and have been searching for above-the-ankle/mid-calf "stocking boots" or stretch boots that have a similar shape to the Stuart Weitzman 50/50s but at this shaft height. Any recommendations?

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love everything you post and love being able to see all of the beautiful options from the Nordstrom sale!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love your blog and all the baby stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love the booties! Love that it can go from summer to fall!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great picks!! Love them all!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love your style. Wish I could put together clothes from my closet effortlessly.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love the Vince camuto split booties

    ReplyDelete
  29. I've had a suede jacket on my Birthday list for my boyfriend.. But I love this jacket you posted, I might not be able to wait until my birthday!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love love love this list! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete