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What I Packed for 2 Days in Northern California

Plus the outfits I put together!

With spring officially here, I wanted to challenge myself to step outside of my usual denim and style a springtime essential: a midi skirt. I found this one during my Madewell try-on and was honestly surprised by how much I loved it! The fact that I can unbutton some of the buttons to create more movement really sold me. Sizing-wise, I recommend going down a size so it sits right at your natural waist.

For those of you who are local, you can snag this skirt for 20% off on Sunday at my pop-up shop! Get all the details here.

In all of these outfits, I’m wearing my Chloe Coin Necklacesilhouette locket (c/o Family Print Shop, 16″ length), Emma Hoops in Brass Circle, and three Yearly Co bangles: two Initial Bangles (with “J” and “L” on them for my kids’ initials), and a Twist Bangle.

Here are 3 easy ways to style a midi skirt for spring…

This look is a great way to transition a midi skirt into spring while the weather is still chilly. I recently found this open weave sweater after my friend Karla shared about it, and now that I have it I’ve already ordered the yellow and olive colors! I sized up to the medium for all of them. To emphasize the higher waist of the skirt, I used a clear hair tie to do a faux knot on the sweater. These mules have been a favorite of mine for months and fit TTS, but you could go up 1/2 size.

While I love, love, love this skirt with white, I wanted to challenge myself to do something different, and this deep dusty rose hue pairs so well with the terra cotta stripes on the skirt. The top is super soft and comfortable (see it styled more here), and I ended up with my usual size but it’s boxy so you could size down. The sandals are from last year, but the new version is even better! Bonus: they’re only $35.

This last look is so classic and feminine! The belt bag really helps create shape, and while I went with mules you could absolutely do a flat brown sandal or the heeled sandals from the last look. The top was gifted to me and has become a real wardrobe staple—it fits TTS!

Are you into midi skirts for spring? Which look is your favorite?

P.S. See the outfits in action here:

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  1. Caitlin says:

    Love these looks! Did you find the skirt stretches at all or shrunk when you washed it? Just curious as I’m in between sizes according to the size chart!

  2. […] midi skirts that can be partially unbuttoned for more movement (see 3 ways to style one of those here) or high slit midi skirts—both high rise. On my body, these are the most flattering because they […]

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Hi, I'm Natalie

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