A Step Above :: striped crop top + white midi

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Yes I know, another crop top + skirt pairing. I told you that I couldn't get enough! This outfit was inspired by summer days (which are fast approaching) and I think it's the perfect look to own when you have that in-between event that's not super fancy but one that you still want to look put-together for - cue family gatherings or a daytime date. 
Can we just talk about this skirt for a second? This right here is the piece that takes my entire look to the next level. It's polished, modern, and can work just as easily in a laid-back setting as it can in a formal one #Versatility. 
Purchasing these sandals was a game changer for me. Just like with this look, these shoes are perfect for those occasions when flats are too casual but a sleek heel/pump is too dressy. In short, they're a step above your average sandal, which is why I love them so much! 
This was my first time getting henna and I absolutely love how it turned out. I let the artist freestyle the design and for a while there I was considering a hand tattoo for real - but then I realized that having permanent ink on my hand is way too much of a commitment for me. 
This silver shell necklace reminds me of summer...maybe because I bought it during the summer? But there's just something very beachy about wearing a shell around your neck. And cast in silver, this beach classic transforms into a refined and delicate piece. 
When it comes to earrings, I've been a studs girl for the past couple of years. But for some dangle earrings I make an exception. I like these ones because they're light yet impactful. They're easy to spot even when my hair is down and they give an elegant edge to any ensemble. 
Perks of a crop top/high waisted skirt combo: you don't have to worry about tucking anything in! 
 Photos by Brooke Faison 
[top: Ann Taylor (old but similar here), skirt: Loft, sandals: Sam Edelman, necklace: Ann Taylor (old but similar here), earrings: Ann Taylor, watch: Fossil, bangles: Alex & Ani]

Having an in-between outfit in your style repertoire is essential. This is one of those outfits for me. It's a step above a casual afternoon of BBQ and it makes any outing a bit more special. I wore this look to brunch one weekend followed by a dance concert with a friend. Once evening rolled around I slipped into black, high-waisted skinny jeans for the bar scene. 
 SHOP :: 


57 comments:

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  2. you rock the stripes! loving those shoes! great outfit!
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  3. Crop tops and midi skirts were just meant to be worn together. You just reminded me of a really similar skirt I have from last summer, so thanks for that :) P.s your henna looks really cool!

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  4. I love your crop top!
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  5. These shoes look great with everything! And skirts are the best!
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  6. Love this look! And yes, the skirt completely takes this look to the next level! Loving the shoes as well!

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  7. You look beautiful! The red looks so good on you! And love your shoes :)

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  8. Beautiful and uber chic look Kat! Love your midi skirt and the cute striped top!

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  9. I love how the skirt looks on you, it is so cute with the stripes!

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  10. Great outfit combination! There's just something beautiful and classy in midi length skirts :) xx Maja

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  11. Great look, love the boots!!Kisses!

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  12. Wonderful outfit:) kiss

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  13. I'm on a skirt kick too! Love this white one. Your shoes are so fun.

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  14. That crop top it's gorgeous !
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  15. You look so gorgeous in your outfit! I really love your top and skirt <3

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  16. you look absolutely adorable!! I love that skirt!! amazing photos!!
    have a wonderful day!
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  17. That skirt is so modern and cute!

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  18. Love this outfit! The crop top and the eyelet skirt are so pretty on you...

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  19. I LOVE this red and white crop top with the eyelet skirt. The red pops so nicely!

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  20. really like this look, this skirt is beautiful!
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  21. beautiful as always! love the striped top and eyelet skirt!
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  22. Aw I love those sandals! You look adorable as always dear!

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  23. Super cute combo!! Love that top!
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  24. The first thing I noticed was the henna tattoo, it looks good! Love the pairing of striped top and the eyelet skirt. It is beautiful and you have the best choices in shoes! Fabulous.

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  25. Beautiful photos and gorgeous outfit!

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  26. Very nice post girl! I really like that skirt.

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  27. I'm in love with this look! I love mixing a crop top with a full skirt. xx


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  28. Such a great outfit, I love your skirt and you look gorgeous!

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  29. Lovely outfit
    love the top

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  30. You're adorable! Love the striped top with the skirt, such a cute pairing.

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  31. LOVE the red and white stripe top!

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  32. Amazing look! I love white and red stripes!

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  33. What a lovely combo!! Loving your red and white stripes, especially with that mesh skirt!! Pretty henna too :)

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  34. i just got very similar sandals to those! LOVE! you are the cutest!!!!!!!

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  35. Gorgeous outfit! Red looks so amazing on you Kathleen.. loving the stripes :) And those shoes are so adorable!

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  36. stunning.love that skirt
    love the pendant too

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  37. you style is cool as always!
    love the white skirt!
    have a nice day my dear!
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  38. You look so pretty and stylish! Totally loving this outfit on you! Well done dear :)))

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  39. KAT!!! That skirt is soooo cute! I saw something similar at BR but couldn't justify the price tag. This one is right up my alley price and style wise! Love the outfit girl! :)

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  40. Your smile is so beautiful! Love your shirt <3
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  41. This is so cute!
    I love the mesh skirt and how you styled it :)
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  42. You look fabulous!
    Love your skirt!

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  43. Dear, geat outfit! :) You look gorgenous <3
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  44. Well I will never get sick of seeing you wear a crop top and skirt as every time you wear them it looks completely different and fresh yet so classic at the same time! I do like your way of thinking but saying that by wearing this combination that you never have to worry about tucking anything in! Your henna tattoo is lovely, I have never gotten one before but I am sure wanting one now seeing yours!! Of course you are perfectly accessorized as always!

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  45. I absolutely adore your skirt! So fresh and perfect for spring and summer!

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  46. Love this outfit! So cheery! I have been debating buying that skirt from LOFT since I first saw it at the launch! SO CUTE! You look adorable!

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  48. This is so nice outfit, love these sandals, wish it was made from my skin! Maybe in my next life...
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