Welcome to Dressed for My Day! Today I’m piggy-backing off of yesterday’s blog post with two more ways to style the pretty multi-season floral print skirt that I wore with its coordinating top there. But I’m also sharing more tips to help you stretch your wardrobe by shopping multi-season.
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Last year I styled a pretty pleated print skirt from Ann Taylor for every season. It was a fun personal challenge, but it also proved to me that multi-season garments can really stretch your wardrobe in a way that is gratifying and thrifty. And when you find a garment that really resonates with your style and you can wear it for four seasons, you simply get more enjoyment out of it.
Let’s back up quickly and see how I styled this pretty multi-season floral print skirt with it’s coordinating top.
The pull-on skirt is not lined, but it’s not terribly sheer either. I wore a black half slip underneath. The skirt features a concealed elasticized waistband and is 100% polyester. So it’s machine washable, perfect for a workhorse that you want to wear for multiple seasons. It runs true to size; I’m wearing a medium comfortably.
Keeping with the theme of office wear, I’ve styled the multi-season skirt with two solid camp shirts today. First up, this silky brown cap sleeve shirt with an on-trend notch collar. A simple but elevated shirt like this is another multi-season find that will see so much playtime in your closet.
I tucked the shirt and covered the waistband of the skirt with a wide stretchy woven belt. That belt (similar belt in more sizes) has proven to be another multi-season purchase, especially suitable for wearing with spring, summer and fall outfits, as I did in this blog post. The woven belt comes in multiple colors.
So really everything I wore here could be worn for multiple seasons, including my Kate Spade crossbody bag and my Ally pearl suede block heel pumps. I would simply wear a wool blazer or substantial cardigan over this ensemble in the cooler months. Oh, and by the way, that pretty silky campshirt also comes in a striking earth red and a lovely sahara sun yellow, too.
I think this soft taupe button up shirt gives the outfit a slightly more relaxed vibe, but it’s equally appropriate for the office. I’ll also be wearing that soft taupe shirt with jeans and pants into the fall. This versatile shirt also comes in black, white and a soft pistachio green. Both shirts run true to size.
So another key to stretching your wardrobe with multi-season purchases is to select colors that you can easily wear into other seasons. That’s not to say we should never buy seasonal specific colors. What would be the fun in that? But especially if you’re shopping for workwear or other capsule wardrobes that you wear frequently (i.e. travel), I think it’s smart to choose shades that mix and match with both cool and warm weather staples.
Do you like to shop for each season or for multiple seasons? Do you have additional tips for how to shop multi-season successfully? I’d love to hear your thoughts today. You can shop the items I’ve shared here through the links in my copy above or through the shopping widget below. Thanks so much for dropping in!
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Does your situation seem grim? Are you beginning to feel overwhelmed by the obstacles that lie ahead, seemingly keeping you from moving forward or seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? I hear you. We all go through seasons when we feel like the odds are stacked against us and victory is impossible.
But I encourage you to pray a simple, but powerful prayer. Ask God to open your eyes to see His provision, His blessing and His power. Ask Him to help you remember that things are not as they always seem and that we can’t see the big picture the way He does. Ask Him to give you just a glimpse today of how He is already working on your behalf. I believe God wants us to be encouraged, and sometimes we just need to ask for a little perspective. So look again, dear sister. But this time look beyond your circumstances to the God who loves you and is always at work.
He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. ~ 2 Kings 6:16-17