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!

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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!

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  1. Holly (: wrote:

    Love love love this list! Thanks!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  2. Cassie wrote:

    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!!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  3. Sandra wrote:

    Love the Vince camuto split booties

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  4. Unknown wrote:

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

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  5. Eve wrote:

    Great picks!! Love them all!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  6. Josephine wrote:

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

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  7. JIll wrote:

    I love your blog and all the baby stuff!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  8. Michelle wrote:

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

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    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?

    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  10. jahnae wrote:

    Love your picks!

    Posted 7.15.17 Reply
  11. Sheila wrote:

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

    Posted 7.14.17 Reply
  12. Ellie wrote:

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

    Posted 7.14.17 Reply
  13. adorable smile, Jean! 🙂 I like all your bags:)


    Posted 7.12.17 Reply
  14. xscribbles wrote:

    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!

    Posted 7.12.17 Reply
  15. Wow this skirt is amazing! I love the florals and the pleats in the skirt! Beautiful!


    Posted 7.11.17 Reply
  16. Mizeats wrote:

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

    Posted 7.10.17 Reply
  17. Jean wrote:

    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!

    Posted 7.10.17 Reply
  18. Julia wrote:

    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

    Posted 7.10.17 Reply
  19. Love dress
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    Posted 7.10.17 Reply
  20. 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

    Posted 7.10.17 Reply
  21. 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

    Posted 7.10.17 Reply
  22. 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

    Posted 7.9.17 Reply
  23. You look so stunning and elegant in that outfit.


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  24. That skirt is the perfect length! I love it!


    Posted 7.9.17 Reply
  25. Jeany Roge wrote:

    Such a cute and gorgeous summer outfit! Love it!
    xx, Jeany from http://www.vogueetvoyage.com

    Posted 7.9.17 Reply
  26. Love that skirt!


    Posted 7.9.17 Reply
  27. kate wrote:

    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.

    Posted 7.9.17 Reply
  28. This skirt is so cute on you! And this outfit matches your personality so well 🙂

    xx, mel

    Posted 7.9.17 Reply
  29. mybeautrip wrote:

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


    Posted 7.9.17 Reply
  30. Love the pattern mixing!



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  31. love this look!


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

    I hope you've had a lovely weekend,

    Posted 7.9.17 Reply
  33. 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

    Posted 7.9.17 Reply

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