This happened to be one of the only outfits I managed to photograph before my camera met an untimely death. The outfit was a little bit of an experiment for me; as it combined animal print with a colored skinny belt and straight skirt. It also fits perfectly with my personal summer challenge: Skirts with a Heel.
I was hesitant about the belt, but in the end it really helped define this outfit and add a more fitted dimension. The t-shirt, by its very nature, is loose fitting, which I love, but with the fitted skirt and black sweater it all needed to be pulled together. The only problem – the belt, when worn high on the waist was way too big to go through the normal holes. Luckily before discarding the belt I remembered watching a sales associate at J. Crew showing a little girl how to twist and knot the belt as shown above. Surprisingly it stays in place like this all day without constant adjustments – which is a bonus in my book!
Tip: Pay attention to the sales associates helping in the fitting rooms. Some of them are clueless but some of them have great suggestions and words of advice to share.
Skirt: New York & Co.
Sweater: Gap Outlet