Mix and Match // Gingham sandals + floral print skirt

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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.

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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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34 thoughts on “Mix and Match // Gingham sandals + floral print skirt

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog July 9, 2017 at 1:56 am

    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

  • Reply Ewa Macherowska July 9, 2017 at 5:00 am
  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses July 9, 2017 at 6:15 am

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

    I hope you've had a lovely weekend,

  • Reply Alexa Johnson July 9, 2017 at 10:04 am

    love this look!


  • Reply Olivia DiTomaso July 9, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Love the pattern mixing!



  • Reply mybeautrip July 9, 2017 at 10:29 am

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


  • Reply Mel Inspired July 9, 2017 at 11:14 am

    This skirt is so cute on you! And this outfit matches your personality so well 🙂

    xx, mel

  • Reply kate July 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    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.

  • Reply Peppermint Dolly July 9, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Love that skirt!


  • Reply Jeany Roge July 9, 2017 at 2:32 pm

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

  • Reply Briana Nicole July 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    That skirt is the perfect length! I love it!


  • Reply Underayted Ray July 9, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    You look so stunning and elegant in that outfit.


  • Reply Sarah Lilly July 9, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    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

  • Reply StyleMePretty661 July 10, 2017 at 12:16 am

    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

  • Reply Sincerely Ophelia July 10, 2017 at 1:34 am

    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

  • Reply The Pink Pineapple July 10, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Love dress
    The Pink Pineapple
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  • Reply Julia July 10, 2017 at 11:29 am

    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

  • Reply Jean July 10, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    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!

  • Reply Mizeats July 10, 2017 at 3:21 pm

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

  • Reply Daneisha Smith July 11, 2017 at 8:52 am

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


  • Reply xscribbles July 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    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!

  • Reply Katerina Vysokovskaya July 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    adorable smile, Jean! 🙂 I like all your bags:)


  • Reply Ellie July 14, 2017 at 1:29 am

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

  • Reply Sheila July 14, 2017 at 10:01 pm

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

  • Reply jahnae July 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Love your picks!

  • Reply Anonymous July 18, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    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?

  • Reply Michelle July 19, 2017 at 10:24 am

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

  • Reply JIll July 19, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I love your blog and all the baby stuff!

  • Reply Josephine July 19, 2017 at 10:45 am

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

  • Reply Eve July 19, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Great picks!! Love them all!

  • Reply Unknown July 19, 2017 at 11:06 am

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

  • Reply Sandra July 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Love the Vince camuto split booties

  • Reply Cassie July 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    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!!

  • Reply Holly (: July 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Love love love this list! Thanks!

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