Wardrobe Re-Wear: Maxi Skirt

I’m seriously loving all of my Maurices finds, including the maxi skirt that’s the focus of today’s Wardrobe Re-Wear!  This maxi skirt is currently an additional 75% off on Maurices website ($29.98 + an extra 75% off)– who can say no to a maxi skirt for $7.50?!  Use code RMN714 for an additional 10% off sitewide + free shipping over $50 (code expires 07/31/14)!  Don’t forget to use Ebates for an additional 3.5% back on your purchase.
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What first caught my eye about this skirt was the ombre effect–this is enhance by the bottom part of the skirt not having a “slip” under it.  Plus, it’s flowy and cool for summer temperatures!  Maxi skirts are very versatile, and can be dressed up or dressed down depending on what look you’re going for.  Here, I’ve pair the maxi skirt with a tee to dress it down and a cami + cardi to dress it up.  Both looks are work appropriate, but would transition well to a night out!
OUTFIT 1: Casual and Cute
To dress down a maxi skirt, throw on a tee.  For plain maxi skirts, I think that graphic tees look adorable!  Since this maxi skirt was patterned, I opted for a simple ivory tee and tossed on a statement necklace to pull the look together.  A statement necklace + tee is one of my all-time favorite looks and super versatile!
Shirt: Maurices, $5 (Similar, 14.80)

Flower statement necklace: Loft outlet, $4.25.
Bracelet: Old Navy (in-store), $3
Wristlet/wallet: Coach Factory, $35 
OUTFIT 2: Dolled-Up for Date Night

I picked up this cardigan when we were on vacation in Charleston.  I’m really drawn to anything beached/nautical themed, so those seahorses suckered me in!  I tucked in my shirt for this look, but I think it could work with the shirt untucked as well, so long as the shirt is form-fitting.
Seahorse cardigan: J.Crew Factory, approx. $28.  (Similar, $34)
Tank: Old Navy, $4 (now $7 + 30% off online using code BIGTIME–code expires tonight).
Wristlet: Maurices, $2.92 (sorry–sold out in the 2 colors that were clearanced)

Necklace: Purple Peridot, $8.18 (deal of the day steal, now $14.99)

If you’re loving these outfit ideas, be sure to follow me on Instagram (@brightonabudget).  I frequently post #ootd/#wiw, and pass along good deals as soon as I see them!  I hope these posts give you some ideas about how to shop your own closet and match-up clothes you never thought of pairing together!

Family date night:)

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  1. 7.29.14

    Cute skirt! I love the sequin accent top in the first outfit. I have my eye out for one!

  2. 7.31.14

    I love that sea horse cardigan! So cute. Love these Wardrobe Re-Wear posts!

  3. 8.1.14
    Tif said:

    Thanks! I have the tee in ivory and pink, since they were super cheap when I got them.

  4. 8.1.14
    Tif said:

    Thanks! I've enjoyed them too. Sometimes I have posts that I want to write, but then they're so hard to write when I sit down to do it. These just flow!