Happy Friday, everyone! I’m talking about details today, the idea that the most subtle design elements and accessories can take your basics to a whole other level and set you on a path for creating your own signature style. I’m always on the lookout for classics with those little nuanced details that speak to my own style aesthetic, details like the saddle leather, side-belting of the pencil skirt I’m wearing today. The long, lean silhouette of this classic skirt remains intact, but the front zip and side buckles are unique features that set it apart. It’s still elegant and uncomplicated but, with a twist.
Its versatility is limitless. I’ve chosen to wear it with a shirt tucked in, and have added animal print pumps and a rich, brown top-handle bag to complete the look. If the skirt’s body conscious styling is not your thing you can wear an oversized sweater and pumps, as I did here or add some tailored layering as I did here. There really is a look for every body type, options that allow you to take your pencil skirt anywhere you want to go. Just make sure to look for those details.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend wherever in the world you happen to be. Make it a good one! xox-M
Shirt // Skirt: Ralph Lauren // Heels // Bag// Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples
Linking up with: Rachel // Lauren // Dawn Lucy // Heather // Allison // Adri & Jessica
A professional, smart sophisticated
look… Love those shoes..
Love this look. The detail on the skirt is beautiful!!
Mary, this is a great reminder of how simplicity with the perfect touch of details can speak volumes.
You’re so right – the details make all the difference! Love how you elevate this classic look with modern accessories. Have a great weekend!
Couldn’t agree more with Trina above!
What a nice skirt! It’s not the average pencil skirt and it looks so pretty on you! You always look perfect! Have a great weekend!
I love the buckles on your skirt! You look so chic!
Jeans and a Teacup
It was such a delight to come across this wonderful site created by my old grade school friend. Remember “Margaret” from St. John’s? Your style is such an inspiration. Although my income wouldn’t allow me to purchase most of the items featured, I love trying to find more budget-friendly versions of your fabulous choices. Thanks!
So chic and sophisticated – I love the details on your skirt. Thanks for sharing.
Your skirt and bag are stunning. The waist detail of that fabulous navy skirt makes it so polished and sophisticated, Mary.
Have a great Monday! Ada. =)
Couldn’t agree with you more, those subtle details can make such a huge impact on aesthetics. I love the silhouette of a pencil skirt and this is no exception. This is pure elegance.
You can never go wrong with leopard pumps! Thanks for linking up with us on Start the Week Stylish!
The Northwest Blonde
I love an element of surprise in an outfit. It just makes everything so much more interesting. I love your twist Mary. You do classic so well. And, those shoes look like my leopard heels. Love them! Thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge.
So, so true – the little details make all the difference. Such a lovely, polished and professional look, Mary.
I love the brown & leopard details on this timeless look! It will never go out of style!
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Et Omnia Vanitas
Thanks so much! Stopped by your blog and look forward to exploring it in greater detail. I’m happy to follow and thank you for reciprocating :)