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.
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!
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!