Wardrobe Re-Wear : Chambray Skirt

I’m always looking for outfit inspirations or ideas.  It usually starts with one piece of clothing.  I see it, love it, and immediately start thinking of different ways to style it.  I picked this skirt up last summer on final clearance at Maurices.  It was super cheap–around $7.  The lace detail at the bottom caught my eye, and I thought it would make the perfect summer skirt.
Both of these outfits would be perfect for work, running errands, or a date night.
OUTFIT 1- Work Flow

I posted this picture on the blog a while back.  I picked up the shirt and necklace from the outlets in Gatlinburg.  The melon color of this shirt really makes the shirt pop!  The great thing about a chambray skirt is it acts as a neutral, and you could pair it with many different color tops.   The long necklace adds some decorative detail and pulls the outfit together.  While I forgot to take a picture that included my shoes, a pair of gold sandals (like these from Target) would look amazing!
Shirt: J. Crew Factory, details here.
Necklace: Loft Outlet, $4.25
Skirt: Maurices, approx. $7 (similar from Gap, $19; similar Dockers Women’s Utility Skooter Skirt from Amazon) 

I’m in love with these popovers from Target (if someone see the Whales print come back in stock in a small, please let me know ASAP!), and they would all pair great with this skirt!


Today started off rainy. I wanted a casual outfit that I could wear with the Sperrys that I picked up this weekend at Clothes Mentor.  I pulled out one of my VS Pink v-neck tees to pair with the skirt, and added some silver accessories to match my shoes.

T-shirt: VS Pink, 2/$32.
Sperrys: Clothes Mentor, $20 (similar–Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Angelfish Slip-On Loafer)

When I wear a plain t-shirt, especially to work, I like to make sure to wear a statement necklace that makes the outfit look more deliberate and less like I just threw on the first thing I came across in the closet.  With v-neck tees, I like to layer 2 or 3 necklaces of different lengths, making sure that one sits right in the “v”.

Necklaces (top to bottom): Tiffany & Co. lock, journey diamond necklace (wedding gift from Chauncey),
and an older necklace from Kohl’s.
And if 2 looks with my chambray skirt aren’t enough, pop on over to Katie’s (from Cup of Tea) Instagram and check out how she styled hers today!

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!

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 8.7.14

    Love seeing the skirt styled two ways! Both of these are cute looks!