What Would Holley Wear: Airbnb Mountain Retreat

We just returned from a 4-day weekend in northwest Arkansas, which was also our first Airbnb experience.  Our home away from home was a modern cabin on Beaver Lake located near Rogers, Arkansas.

So first let me say this….even Chip & Joanna Gaines would have been impressed with our mountain cabin.  With its rustic modern charm, it was the perfect setting for soaking up some peace and quiet and a beautiful view.  Our favorite cabin feature was the roll up garage door that opened on to a wrap-around porch. Such a fun way to enjoy indoor and outdoor living to the max.  

So what would Holley suggest you wear on a weekend mountain vacation?  Absolutely anything you want to! Though I do have a few stylish suggestions.  First let’s talk about loungewear. A pair of Donna Karan’s lounge/pajama pants from Dilliard’s are ultra-soft.  I wore mine with a soft gray cardigan from Target. Another option is a plush cardi from Soft Surroundings….the perfect dose of coziness.

Here’s a sample of how we spent time at our cozy cabin:  sleep…hike…drink coffee…eat…read…drink wine (in no particular order)!  Sweat pants are perfect for this scenario….layered with a hoodie or cardigan over a long sleeved t-shirt.  How relaxing does that sound? A QVC Pinterest look I’m smitten with features grey sweats layered with a cozy cardigan.  For house slippers, Birkenstocks shearling lined slippers are perfect for an indoor/outdoor retreat.

 

For a morning hike, I suggest leggings, sneakers, and an army green cargo jacket.  My hiking go-to is a Longchamp backpack I purchased several years ago at the Little Bird consignment in Aspen, Colorado.  Another way to find gently used ones is on Ebay and Poshmark…a staple that never goes out of style! And I’m loving Roolee’s selection of backpacks…be sure to take a look at our Pinterest selection!    

To complete a mountain retreat look, a plaid shirt goes with everything….from jeans and boots to leggings and sweats.  Our Pinterest board features a great selection of plaid shirts, vests, and cardigans from Walmart. BTW…I think everyone needs to add something plaid to their fall wardrobe.  Don’t you agree? 

Be sure to take a look at the Pinterest photos of our Airbnb mountain cabin.  Because I’m pretty sure you will want to book with them right away!!! And stay tuned for the rest of our mountain weekend adventure in Bentonville, Rogers, and Eureka Springs….coming soon to a blog near you! @homewithatwist.com

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: Transitioning with Fall Colors

Yay…it’s time to transition into fall!  Though not with sweaters and layering…but with vibrant autumn hues.  So this week, I’m sharing my five favorite fall colors.  

Okay…it’s still warm in Texas, but “orange” you glad the highs are only in the 90s?  We are smitten with how Parker & Hyde’s orange clutch complements a pair army green jeans.  One of my favorite style influencers admits she had a major moment when she coordinated a bright orange top with her favorite Madewell jeans.  And when it turns a little chilly, an orange cardigan paired with white jeans looks very sophisticated. 

So do you know what hotdogs and fall hues have in common?  Mustard….of course! Keep wearing the yellow sundress or skirt you wore all summer, and top off your ensemble with a jean jacket.  Plus, it’s perfectly acceptable to continue carrying a wooden or wicker bag. For early fall, wear a mustard yellow blazer or kimono with jeans for a fun night out on the town.  Once it gets a little cooler, add a yellow cardigan to your jeans and t-shirt ensemble….the ultimate in comfort. 

Brown is back….luxurious…and has your fall style written all over it.  Talk about luxury, Valentino’s brown rockstud city sandals will have you stepping out in style.  And be sure to take a look at the selection of Valentino dupes from Amazon on our Pinterest board.  Louis Vuitton’s giant monogram tote in brown is perfect for fall market shopping, and I’m pretty sure it will even hold a few small pumpkins!  

Olive green has always been one of my favorite colors, and it’s perfect year-round.  So of course I’m loving Talbot’s olive green V-neck sweater and matching loafers paired with white jeans.  For those “wishful” cooler days, a green trench coat or cargo jacket is definitely “fall-bulous” paired with jeans or slacks.    

Burgundy is not only a beautiful fall color, but it even sounds delicious…don’t you agree?  We think Staud’s burgundy bucket bag looks yummy and could easily double as a luxe wine carrier.  If you are looking for a stunning wedding guest dress, a burgundy fall maxi is a show stopper.  FYI:  Since my husband is a wine connoisseur, I asked him for a few burgundy recommendations.  So here’s our first ever WWJD (What Would Johnnie Drink):

…Gevrey-Chambertin ‘La Justice’ 2012 

..Pouilly Fuisse White Burgundy 2011

..Louis Jadot Nuits-Saint-Georges 2016

Wow…who knew there were so many scrumptious fall colors to choose from?  Cheers to a fabulous fall!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: Neutral Chic at the Beach

For a fall beach vacay, we are taking beach style up a few chic notches with neutrals.  Not only does this give your beach look a sophisticated vibe, but it also makes for easy packing.  Plus a bonus….neutrals easily transition into fall! 

So we just returned from Carmel by the Sea, and our home away from home was a 1920’s cottage located between town and the beach.  The walk to town meant climbing a steep hill, so comfy shoes were a must. Sam Edelman’s espadrille loafers in leopard print would be perfect for a climb to town.  Or a pair of tan Gucci espadrilles would definitely bring the chic to your beach vacay. 

This year, we went after Labor Day, and the highs were typically in the 60s.  Doesn’t that sound heavenly? Speaking of Heaven….for a day trip to Big Sur, I  suggest wearing a jacket. A linen blazer layered over a white V-neck tee paired with white jeans is without question Cali-cool.  And of course a striped blazer paired with crops and white sneakers is perfect for whale watching!

So, what does your beach tote say about you?  I’m loving one on our Pinterest board that says….“I have 99 problems, but a beach ain’t one!”  How true is that? From Loeffler Randall’s cruise tote (comes in tan and black striped) to Saks Off 5th large straw tote, a basket bag is all you will need for your beach vacay!  “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”….look who’s got the cutest beach basket!  

“Lights, Camera, Action!”  Have you caught up on Series 2 of Big Little Lies, and did you know parts of it were filmed in Carmel by the Sea?  So what would Holley suggest you wear “on location”? Hmmm…how about an off-the-shoulder top paired with tan paper-bag pants belted with a scarf for a little bicycle jaunt to Mission Inn.  And for lunch at Bernardus Lodge and Spa in the valley, how chic is a Mango striped shirt dress complemented with a Loewe basket bag? Witherspoon, party of 3….your table is ready!  

There’s only one way to describe the view at the Pebble Beach Golf Course….breathtaking!  In June of this year, it was home to the US Open PGA Tour. So I’m thinking white jeans and a light-weight taupe sweater is a great look for the golf course.  A Pinterest favorite features white crops and a white tee topped with a long striped shirt/jacket and a pair of matching espadrilles. Sounds “par for the course”….don’t you agree?

Could there possibly be anything more chic than wearing neutrals on a fall  beach vacation? I don’t think so!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: The Power of Purple and Lillybee Promo Code

While Holley’s away, enjoy a “best of” post for all you TCU purple fans with updated purple finds!

So, how do you get a man to wear purple (this is not a joke)?  The answer: Turn him into a TCU fan!  Everyone from Fort Worth knows the power of purple, and it has been said many of them even bleed purple.  Since purple is the University’s color, I thought it would be fun to talk about ways to incorporate purple into your fall wardrobe….even if you are not a Horned Frog fan.

So, two things you need to know:

…TCU’s colors:  purple – represents royalty and white represents a clean game

…and the purple hue adds instant drama or a pop of flair right where you need it!

Let’s talk about what to wear to a tailgate party and football game since it’s that time of the year. You can never go wrong with a purple and white TCU jersey and pair of jeans or shorts.  You may want to consider adding a little extra style with accessories, and a purple Goyard tote will even impress the college girls.  If you want to stand out in the crowd, think about wearing a denim midi skirt with your purple and white jersey tied at the waist….just add a pair of TCU cowboy boots.  Really…who wants to be a Plain Jane sitting on the sidelines?  Not me!

 

Are you an invited guest to one of the private suites at the Amon G. Carter Stadium this season?  Really?!?! That’s definitely a game changer, and you may want to think about taking your style to the next level.  A pair of black leather pants and a crisp white blouse layered with a purple trench coat would be perfect for a fall game.  

Or, maybe you just want to add a purple accessory. Then think about a purple handbag paired with black slacks, white blouse, camel coat, and nude pumps. Both of these ensembles can be dressed up or down…just be sure to ask your suite host what the dress attire will be.  

Besides TCU cowboy boots, there are so many fun purple boots and shoes to choose from this fall.  An awesome preppy look is a pair of purple Hunter boots…waterproof, practical for a rainy days on campus, and really cute.  I’m currently crushing on a pair studded purple Valentino heels. Not exactly realistic for my lifestyle, but a girl can dream…right?  A more practical look for me and my everyday style would be a pair of purple loafers or driving shoes.  I’m loving a pair of purple suede driving shoes by Tods.  They would look great this fall with a pair of black or dark denim jeans. 

Check out these adorable flats,  wedges and rainboots from Lillybee in all your school colors. They also have cross body bags. For Home with a Twist followers they are offering a special 20% off everything discount code HOME20 through October 31.  Think Christmas gifts and they have all school colors, not just TCU.

And for the gym and running around town, a cute pair of Nikes with purple trim will definitely put points on the style score board!  

Speaking of a “running around town” and a casual look, purple skinny jeans would be a great addition to a fall wardrobe.  Think about adding a creamy white blouse tucked in and, for a pop of fun, add a pair of animal print sneakers or booties.  We are loving Taylor Swift’s purple skinnies, worn with a camel jacket, green plaid scarf and shirt.  And if you are in to high-end designer style, you may want to copy Sofia Vergara’s look on our Pinterest board…Rag and Bone jeans, purple blouse, Yves Saint Laurent shoes, and a Prada bag.  Sounds royal!

Have you ever considered bringing some purple to the party?  Well, we think you should.  For a casual party look, a purple maxi worn with a denim jacket would be adorable.  And if you really want to make an entrance, a purple jumpsuit will absolutely score points!  An elegant party look is a purple printed kimono worn over slacks…a classy way to add nobility to your style.  The kimono trend just happens to be one of my favorite fall looks because it can also be worn as an everyday look over a pair of jeans.  This look will definitely take you into overtime!

Here are some new looks from Cabi this season – a gorgeous dress to wear with a denim jacket to the game, then out to dinner with the drapey sweater.  And, I love the two pullover sweaters — can’t you just see these with boots and jeans at a tailgate! Connect with Cabi stylist Stacy Stoltz to add these lovelies to your purple gear!

Wow!  Who knew there were so many ways to add luxury and nobility to your style with just one color?  Seems like there really is power in the color purple…right?   

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: How to Get A+ Teacher Style

My favorite 2nd grade teacher, Lindsey Leeman, teaches at the Academy of the Arts at Bransom Elementary in the Burleson ISD.  Lindsey recently asked me to share some ways to update an everyday teacher look.  

Accessories are key to giving an outfit that extra pop!  Since staying on budget is important, I’m sharing accessory ideas from Amazon Fashion.  With belts, scarves, and jewelry…Amazon has the latest trends and designer dupes. My favorite trend is layering necklaces, so I’m sharing two ideas from Amazon.  One is their 2 piece initial necklace and the other is their 3 piece coin pendant necklace. Don’t you just love a trendy teacher?  

When it comes to comfort, Tieks and Rothy’s are great for standing in all day and offer so many fun colors.  Speaking of an array of colors to choose from, Amazon has a wonderful selection of Sam Edelman shoes. Because comfort comes first, I’m recommending a pair of their ballet flats.  And because cuteness is a close second, a pair of their leopard print flats is anything but boring.  

If “A” is for apple…then “I” is for it-bag!  One of the best ways to up your style game is with a trendy tote.  Since blue is one of Bransom’s school colors, I’m suggesting a blue Stylesty shopping tote for Lindsey and her teacher pals.  BTW…it’s a designer knockoff from Amazon Fashion and comes in many school colors! To give it a preppy vibe…think about having it monogramed!  For monogramming in Fort Worth, we recommend Brown Bag Etc. at 2702 Hulen Street.

Clear and wooden bags have been all the rage and are perfect for teachers.  Be sure to check out the selection on our Pinterest board. I love how Vince Camuto’s clear tote with a dark cinnamon pouch can go classroom-casual or be dressed up for a school board meeting.  Without a doubt, a bamboo bag is a show stopper, and I think teachers, like Lindsey, deserve the limelight…don’t you agree?

Cardigans and blazers are two of my favorite fall trends and pair perfectly with slacks, skirts, or dresses.  We love how a cardigan adds polish to a jeans ensemble….ideal for a casual Friday and the weekend. A checked blazer will definitely add a cool vibe to your class room style!  Hmmm….sounds like someone is getting a check-plus!

Were you ever voted class favorite?  A popular Pinterest look I’m giving bonus points to features a striped midi skirt worn three ways….with different blazers, shoes, and handbags.  And just like teachers count on substitutes….so does your style. To change things up, think about substituting a denim jacket for a blazer. How classroom-cool does that sound?

Oh my goodness….did I just hear the bell ring?  I think that means it’s time to update your back-to-school style.  Besides…who doesn’t want to be a class act?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

Let’s Ask Mrs. Twist — Are White Jeans Okay after Labor Day?

letI love it when readers send me questions!  Like this one…

“I would love to know… is it okay to wear white after Labor Day?” A.H. 

Back in the day, Mother (and the fashion/home decor police) had two rules — never more than one mirror per room; and never wear white after Labor Day.  Pish posh.

Fast forward to present day and to quote Madea –“Hallerlujah!” A resounding absolutely “yes” you can wear white 365 days of the year!  I consider white to be a neutral like black or grey.  It’s the perfect backdrop for any color.  Plus, in Texas where it stays close to 1,000 degrees until December, anything goes.  It’s not the color it is what you put with the white that makes it a seasonal outfit.

I went to Pinterest and found some inspiring ways to keep your white jeans in-play during the fall and winter.

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White jeans with a lightweight sweat shirt.

For a cooler day, layer it with a blouse underneath.

Pair it with a skinny belt.  Animal print would be a perfect pop here.

For shoes either ankle boots or how about a fun pair of leather sneakers.

When you look at this do you say, “oh, that’s a summer outfit?”  No, probably not.  Take cues from the layers and the shoes.

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Next up, white jeans with a coat.

Look at how stylish she is and you can clearly see it’s chilly outside.  Again, take cues from the layers.

Black heels, a fun “Holley” style handbag, a long scarf wrapped around her neck and long coat. Add sunnies and you are good to go.

Look at the lace-up details on the ankle of the jeans.

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White jeans paired with a sexy, leather jacket.  The jacket keeps you warm so you just need a simple black t-shirt underneath.  Add a satchel, accessories and animal print sneaks.  Animal print is another year-round pattern that looks great with anything.

white-jeans-with-fringe-purseAnother look I love — pairing white with chambray.  Denim is a workhorse.  It’s like the crisp, white shirt Sharon Stone made iconic.  Chambray tucked into a pencil skirt or worn out with jeans (Holley would front tuck this).  A dark denim blouse would work here, too.

Add a duster sweater cardigan, fun shooties, a bold necklace and a fringe purse and this is the perfect date night look. Hot, hot, hot.

white-jeans-with-cargo-jacketLast look, this is perfect for running errands.

Long tunic top.  I love the style right now of the longer in the back tunic tops, shorter in the front.

Simple sneakers, a bucket bag and an Anorak jacket.  If you can find a jacket in camo fabric you will be on-trend.  The fun thing about a drawstring Anorak jacket is it helps to accentuate the waist. Tons of pockets for keys, chapstick, a snack and phone.

Fun sunnies and you will be boss for the day.

So, I hope this helps put aside any negative thoughts on the white after Labor Day rule.  It’s a myth.

Here’s your shopping list:

  • White jeans
  • Converse sneakers
  • Anorak drawstring jacket
  • A lightweight sweat shirt
  • A chambray shirt
  • Bucket bag or Tote
  • Something animal print — either shoes or a skinny belt

Now, go forth and be fabulous!  Mrs. Twist approved.

P.S.  This message was approved by Holley.

What Would Holley Wear: Five Favorite Brunch Spots

So earlier this summer I posted this on Tanglewood Moms:  Where are your favorite brunch spots around town? And without fail, “the moms” came through with great selections!

Let me start first with our go-to Sunday brunch place….The Kimbell Café.  Typically, this is where we go after church on Sunday.  And speaking of a work of art, an embroidered wicker handbag is the ultimate pairing for a lovely museum brunch.  Add a white skirt or dress, and checked flats to give your brunch style a vintage vibe! FYI….guess whose white bucket bag went to the Monet exhibit!

When brunching at a cosmopolitan museum, like Café Modern, abstract prints always add a touch of sophistication.  You can’t help but feel “modern” in an Anthropologie bold and graphic print skirt.  On Pinterest they feature it on two different models, both wearing it with a printed tee. And I have to admit, I just love how my mid-century bamboo bag complements the Modern’s architecture!

For a fun and active brunch, Pinstripes is the place to go!  I’m thinking something “striped” for this fun environment.  BTW….striped pants paired with bowling and bocce make for a great combo.  And just so you know, a pair of striped pants is “right up my alley”! Another fun bowling alley/brunch look is a rainbow striped top worn with white jeans.  Sounds like a “strike” to me!  

My favorite Monday brunch/lunch place is McKinley’s Bakery!  My new style obsession is paper-bag pants, which are so comfy and ideal for my Monday “MOW’s” delivery.   I recently purchased a pair of paper-bag khakis at Zara’s 5th Avenue store in New York, which go great with my rattan slides from J McLaughlin.  And one more thing…they pair perfectly with a slice of McKinley’s coconut cream pie…yum!  

If you had to “press” my husband for his favorite brunch spot that would be Press Café.  With its off-the-trail location next to the Farmer’s Market, and Johnny’s Bike Shop…it definitely has a laid-back California feel.  Anything bohemian is ideal for this setting….from floral maxis to a flowy kimono worn with jeans. How Cali-cool does that sound? 

And one more thing, whoever came up with the idea of “brunching” is a super hero….in my humble, yet accurate opinion!  Don’t you agree?

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Welcome to the Weekend

“I never look forward to the weekend”….SAID NO ONE EVER!   I love everything about the weekend! And since I just returned from a long weekend in New York, I’ve got some great city styles to share with you.

For the plane trip to New York, I suggest a blazer paired with slacks or jeans.  My favorite Pinterest pick features light blue jeans worn with a floral blazer and either sneakers, slides, or heels….you get to edit!  To get around DFW and LaGuardia, I wore espadrille loafers with white jeans, a light blue button-down shirt, and a pin-striped navy blazer.  Ready or not Manhattan….here I come!

Depending on where you are having dinner, a pantsuit is a great travel option.  Because here’s the deal…it’s the best transition from the airport to an upscale bar or restaurant.  BTW….Did you know short suiting is the latest trend? My style suggestion….a pair of paper-bag shorts paired with a white blazer, brown slides and a wicker bag….so city-chic!  

Since New York is an urban jungle, we think anything with palm leaves is ideal for street fair shopping or lunch at Tavern on the Green.   From dresses to jumpsuits, we’re “going bananas” over all the tropical choices on our Pinterest board. My street style “jungle” look was a pair of palm leaf trousers topped with a pink pin-striped blazer….“Keep Palm and Carry On!”

Our youngest son, Chris, lives in New York and works in the music industry. Friday night, he treated me to the Mostly Mozart Music Festival at Lincoln Center.  Though our first stop that evening was at The Yale Club for a fun summer soiree’! My suggestion for a “fancy schmancy” New York evening would be a slip dress or skirt….definitely “the look” for trendsetters!  

Chris and I love our museum time, so we often designate Saturday as “Museum Day”!  MoMA, The Whitney, and The Met….oh my! Anything black, tan, or white adds a cool vibe to museum browsing.  We are loving how a freelance stylist based in London styles a black and white polka-dot dress with a pair of Van’s sneakers.  White crops always look sophisticated with a black top, and when you add a black blazer…your museum style just became ultra-chic!

 “Eat, Pray, Love!”  Sunday in New York is an ideal church, brunch, and al fresco dining kind of day and pairs well with a maxi dress or skirt.  A photo that inspired my Sunday city look was a tiered yellow dress. Wearing a maxi skirt in the city with an off-the-shoulder top and strappy sandals definitely puts me in a “Weekend State of Mind!”  

Without a doubt, I always look forward to the weekend…especially when I’m spending it with Chris in New York…and wearing a cute outfit….of course!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Anthropologie Edition

One of my favorite style mottos is:  “Style is not just for the young and skinny.”  In today’s fashion world, there’s great style for all ages and sizes, and Anthropologie definitely backs up this motto!

Okay…let’s “jump” right in to this!  Jumpsuits are not just for the young, and with the right fit, they look good on everyone.  Point proven with a navy striped jumpsuit with short sleeves. I suggest styling it with Anthro’s woven circle clutch with a contrasting print scarf.  

“She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore!”  So let’s start with the trendiest look in summer jewelry….sea shells.  From necklaces, bracelets, to earrings…Anthropologie has a wide variety to choose from, so be sure to take a look at our Pinterest board.  My favorite is their Shashi Caroline shell bracelet in 18K gold…the perfect summer bangle!  

Stripes, polka-dots, and abstracts say one thing to me…“have fun!”.  These refreshing patterns are not just for the young and skinny. We are smitten with their polka-dot and striped woven bags…ideal for brunch in the city or a beach vacay.  There’s nothing more flattering than vertical stripes….point proven with their button-down red striped shirt dress or a pair of vertical striped crops. Looking good mama!  

Are you planning to party at one of The Modern’s summer soiree’s?  We suggest wearing one of their striking abstract prints. It’s like wearing an everyday dress or skirt as a piece of art.  Pair it with flats or heels and add one of Anthro’s vintage inspired wicker handbags. Eat your heart out Andy Warhol!  

Speaking of “The Young and The Skinny,” that sounds like the name of a soap opera…don’t you think?  Well just so you know….that show has been cancelled. So no more excuses for not looking stylish and on-trend!  Anthropologie has an amazing selection of tiered skirts that tend to have a bohemian vibe. Just add a pair of sandals and a flowy top or t-shirt, and the next thing you know….your mom style just got hip! 

  To wrap things up, let’s talk about Anthro’s selection of kimonos.  From a short jacket length to a floor length, they have a style for everyone.  And the best part….one size fits all. I’m major crushing on a beautiful green kimono on our Pinterest board paired with a white tee and white jeans….the ultimate summer wrap. 

No doubt about it….Anthropologie has a look for all ages and sizes.  Be sure to check out their website or click on one of our Pinterest photos to connect.  That being said, I have a question for you….what’s your favorite style motto?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Six Summer Skirts

My go-to summer look is definitely a midi or maxi skirt.  So for this article, I am highlighting 6 of my favorite summer skirts….where I bought them and where I wore them!  

My everyday go-to summer skirt is a black striped midi I purchased on sale at Dillard’s in their junior department.  It pairs well with a white short-sleeved shirt, woven belt, slides, and my bucket bag….perfect for delivering Meals on Wheels.  A little shopping tip: Dillard’s Outlet at Ridgmar Mall is a great place to shop for skirts.

A maxi Dolce Gabana look-alike I purchased at Runway 7 in University Shopping Center has been my favorite spring/summer party skirt.  Last summer, I wore it to a penthouse terrace party in Manhattan. This year, I gave it a new look and had the skirt hemmed to a tea length…perfect for this year’s Hats Off to Moms Luncheon!  BTW…small boutiques are typically the best place to find unique styles. 

And though I love a party skirt, a maxi or midi worn with flat sandals or slides is my go-to casual look.  A summer fav has been a paisley midi from Zara’s in Vegas. One way I style it is with a striped off-the-shoulder top, complemented with a woven belt and strappy sandals…perfect for a Sunday brunch look.    My blue drop-waist midi skirt from H&M has been so versatile.  I wore it to a Sip & See with a white blouse tied at the waist, block heels, and my white macramé’ bucket bag.  For a casual look, I complemented it with a gauzy black blouse and a pair of St. Agni rattan slides. And here’s a little tip:  I always check out H&M’s sales rack for cute skirts!

Target unquestionably gives high-end department stores a run for their money.  In fact, the summer skirt I’ve received the most compliments on is a Target find….a khaki skirt with black polk-a-dots.  To give it a party vibe, I wore it with block heel sandals to an Amphibian Stage Production opening night party and play….Gutenberg the Musical!   Besides staying on-trend with the latest looks, you can’t beat Target prices! 

“Who Wore It Better?”  Be sure to take a look at the striped yellow skirt on our board from ASOS.  I styled mine with a peasant top, woven belt and rattan slides. We both added a wooden bag…ideal for a casual summer luncheon.   ASOS is a great online shopping source. You can always count on their clothes and accessories to be current.

When it comes to finding the perfect skirt, there are so many shopping options available at small boutiques, online, outlets, and large retail stores.   But let’s not “skirt the issue”….it’s time to go skirt shopping!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.