I inadvertently wore an easy outfit fashion formula today… (er, I guess that’s what happens with easy outfits).  In case you haven’t heard the term before, a “fashion formula” is a tried and true combination of pieces that results in an outfit that looks great, thereby requiring less time to make decisions and get dressed in the morning.  Which is something I need now that I have to get up go to work get my kids ready for school feed the dog feed the cat a busier morning.  My easy fashion formula was:

Striped top + Skirt + Statement necklace

"The Triple S" Fashion Formula!!
“The Triple S” Fashion Formula!!

I could have worn any shoes with this formula and neutral palette and they would have coordinated.  I chose my $9.10 Frye flats because I have to work 14 miles to my office while they’re paving our regular parking area.

I could have chosen any striped top – even a different neutral, like navy – and it would have worked.  In fact, it might have been a little more interesting, but today I was feeling matchy-matchy so I went with my basic black and white $1.50 Nicole Miller tee.

Stripes + Skirt + Statement Necklace

Since stripes are the default for print-mixing, I could have chosen any skirt and it would have worked.  I liked the sheer pleated and polka dot pattern in the skirt for more subtle print-mixing and the flattering waistband of this gifted but thrifted skirt.  (blurriness due to new camera and first day of school rush; mea culpa)

Also blurry, but you gotta love a skirt that is good for twirling.  You never know when you might feel like twirling.
Also blurry, but you gotta love a skirt that is good for twirling. You never know when you might feel like twirling.

Stripes + Skirt + Statement Necklace

I could have chosen any statement necklace for this outfit – some colour would have been nice, or even a bunch of layered necklaces… any kind of statement!  I just wanted to give my new $5 silver statement necklace an outing!

Stripes + Skirt + Statement Necklace

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.  (I’m back to my preschool vernacular now that I’m back to work.)

And if you feel like you need more, add a pretty scarf like this gorgeous one my favourite Megan brought back from her European tour this summer.
And if you feel like you need more, add a no-fail denim jacket and a pretty scarf like this gorgeous one my favourite Megan brought back for me from her European tour this summer.  It SPARKS JOY so xoxoxoxoxo Megan!!

You TOO can replicate this fashion formula!  Striped top + skirt + statement necklace.  Try it, I dare you!

Stripes+Skirt+Statement

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