Wearing: here snakey snakey…

A. OK by OAK pocket tee, Jill Stuart cocktail skirt, Kenneth Cole faux snakeskin belt, Coach leather clutch, vintage faux snakeskin pumps, OAK stacked ring necklace, American Eagle double chain necklace, Forever 21 bracelet, Essie polish in ‘lilacism.’

i adore this Jill Stuart skirt and because it’s pretty over-the-top-little-mermaid on its own, i would typically balance it with something neutral like a gray or striped tee alongside combat boots to match the tights and be done.

unfortunately though, when balancing statement pieces with too many neutral shapes, colors and fabrics, you can often lose the initial appeal of the look all together. to avoid this, i kept the neutrals and accessorized with smaller, yet equally-strong statement pieces like the pop of red and coordinating snakeskin belt and shoes. xoxo.

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