Sunday, 29 January 2012

Break it up

Skirt: Courtesy of LOVE. Shirt: J. Crew. Shoes: Steve Madden
Cuff: Courtesy of Rachel Zoe. Watch: Michael Kors.
Earrings: ASOS.

I got asked how to 'dress an item down' on Tumblr. Good question! I often use a denim/chambray shirt to break up a dressy look or to stop something looking too 'pretty'. Get your hands on a decent denim/chambray shirt- you will wear it with everything.

FYI I'm wearing a yellow nail polish called 'Blake' courtesy of Julep. Such a great spring colour.


113 comments:

 Ms. Allee said...

This is SO true!*
I have one from H&M,Loves it!*
You look absolutely gorgeous!*
Love the skirt & heels & just the whole outfit =)!*

xXx

The Fancy Teacup said...

Your skirt is such a beautiful hue, and the nail lacquer is a lot of fun!

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Monse Fuentes said...

amazing outfit!


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Sara Constance said...

I love that denim shirt!!

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In Palace said...

super pretty!

Mangotatoes said...

Love the chambray shirt with the pink skirt!

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Brighton said...

LOVE that yellow color nail polish, but i really love that skirt! SO cute!!

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monkeyshines ♥ said...

beautiful pleats!


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Girlie Blogger said...

Good suggestion. Denim is a great way to tone down a dressy outfit. You look great in your ensemble.

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RAYNE said...

Totally agree on the chambray shirt thing, I have one and it saves a lot of outfits from being too much.

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Anonymous said...

Love this look! well put together :)
xx

Farra
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Lena's Blend said...

The according skirt isn't usually one of my favorites but you styled it so well I think I just might want one lol. I like the colors here and the belt you added.

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Jess said...

fabulous look, ive been wanting those dynemite pumps for a while and now i want them even more!!

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Sarah said...

Love this combination, you look so chic!

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Estherina said...

You look absolutely stunning!

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Stephanie L said...

Great tip! I love the pleated skirt from Love :)

xo Stephanie
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REESHELL said...

i have been looking for a chambray shirt for ages >_<

geena katherine said...

Love that flowy skirt :)

Me said...

Exactly. I have an amazing chambray and for some reason, It seems to work with everything. :)

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Lia said...

those shoes are hot!

xx
Glass of Fashion

khaleesi style said...

İ love steve madden shoes,i have a lot of:)
Very nice outfit baby
Kisses

La Petite Olga said...

Always love to wear a denim shirt to style things down! Great outfit!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Scorttarius.style said...

Cute outfit!
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EDYTA said...

I totally love this look! Denim shirts are stunning!

V. said...

love the skirt!!!

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

such a cute look! denim shirt looks amazing with the pleated skirt!

xxx,

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Marmalade said...

I LOVE THIS .. i need to get myself a denim shirt badly. Looks lovely with floaty skirt too xx

Laura said...

Fantastic look! I looovve the shoes :)

xxx
Laura

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Lissy said...

I really need to find a shirt like this!

FrancesCassandra♥ said...

I love this outfit, I have the same skirt in a tan colour, will definitely try teaming it with a denim blouse :)

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The Beautiful End said...

I love the denim with the red.
My denim shirt is definitely my go-to item when wanting to dress down skirts/trousers!

x

Peonie said...

I'm absolutely in LOVE with this look! The colors and the textures of the different fabrics! It's always fun to play around with those. Your earrings are so fabulous!

<3 P

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Ria said...

Everyone's wearing Julep lately. Love the look especially the shoes.

Martha said...

I always think "meh, denim shirts, not my thing" - but you wear them so well, now I want one!

There's one thing I would like to know: How do you style you hair? It looks so nice and I would totally go for a similar look but can't seem to manage to create such loose waves. Is there a specific toll you'd suggest or ist this just how your hair naturally falls?

Joy. // Justlikesushi.com said...

Just amazing how you combined the denim shirt and the flowy skirt

Andrea said...

Great look! I'm constantly inspired by your style and I must say I have yet to see an outfit I don't immediately love! :)
xoxo
Andrea
Wonderful and Marvelous

The little world of fashion said...

Pretty look!
x

madzia said...

great set.. as always :)

MY WAY said...

Wow, your skirt is perfect

jas said...

love this outfit. so pretty. those shoes are so good

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thestyleflux said...

I really love this look! I have those pieces too :)


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mariana costa veludo said...

i love your skirt !

S.P. said...

I love the colour of the skirt, It goes really well with the denim shirt. If the sun ever reappears here I might have to try this look.
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Tulips & Tulle said...

Beautiful skirt!

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eleni said...

amazing outfit! love the skirt & the shoes! x

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EXTRAordinary People said...

Beautiful! I love the colour combo. x

Ria said...

You mix your clothes in such an interesting way - i'm excited to try this myself!

Ria x
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Jessica Paramartha said...

i love you mix the chambray shirt with those pleated skirt. lovely!

cheers, Jessica
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cris said...

Adore your style darling
your outfit is awesome

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nessy said...

I love your outfit is so pretty and I really fell in love with your shoes steve madden
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Sarah Mira said...

I love the colors of this outfit, I wish I had legs like you!

Loreleid said...

Gorgeous outfit and blog! Would you like to follow each other? I'll follow back if you decide to follow me. x

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Anonymous said...

I loove you, that outfit was fantastic!! Or 'nydelig' as we say in norway haha :)

Heloísa Müller said...

Wow, amazing outfit!
Thank's for your comment!
Lovely blog!

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HayleyMG said...

awesome outfit!!

Hayley xx
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Anna B. said...

the skirt is soo lovely, you look great!

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Maggie said...

Beautiful outfit! The skirt is lovely!
Thank you very much for your comment!
I really like your blog and I'm your new follower:)
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( blade loki ) said...

on all of ur outfit u look like a rockstar!

pjlatte said...

You look so lovely! Love the pleated skirt. It is the perfect shape and length!

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Kimberly Horne said...

Love this look! Those earrings are amazing I must have a pair!

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Rachels Lookbook said...

Love your pleated skirt, super cute! xoxo

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Ana said...

Love that skirt matched with demin!

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Amy said...

Great casual chic outfit! LOVE the color of the skirt :)

Sammie said...

love the total look :)

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Maria said...

I adore this outfit! I've been looking for a denim shirt for spring, I love it!

jennie said...

love the skirt!

Stand-Up-Out said...

you look gorge. and i like the light make up look too

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Tanja Nicole Hammer said...

soooo great!

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Charlotte Amy said...

I love those shoes! xxx

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Camilla said...

The color of the skirt is so pretty, and chambray shirts really are a great way to make something slightly too girly or fancy work amazingly for daytime :)

xo Camilla

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Silje, Norway said...

Omg, this was absolutely adorable!! I love your style. I really hope I can play with fashion one day, just the way you do it :-) Your my biggest inspiration!

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Leslie-Lucile said...

Really nice outfit... Love it :)
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Camilla said...

Love this outfit. The skirt is so pretty! Great details :-)

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eloiselabetise said...

Yet another stunning outfit! Your skirt, your shirt and your shoes are amazing! xxx

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MAUDE said...

I love your style. I love the Steve madden shoes, I wanted to get them but i don't know if they are comfortable. you will go far in Hollywood. you are a great actress!!

Bougiehippie said...

your hair is cute

S-O said...

i love your style

-telmasofia said...

I LOVEE THIS*
LOOK'S AMAZING!
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Dina said...

you look great as always:)and i really think you are doing a great job on Revenge.. One of my favoritt new tv shows... Always inspiring when pepole from Europe makes it in hollywood...

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madhatter said...

I totally love this look! I saw a great denim shirt in topshop!

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red city said...

love this look!

Nee said...

you look absolutely cute in this skirt, loveit:)

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Shelly said...

Wow you look absolutely amazing, love the denim skirt mixed with the red muslin skirt, really unique.

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Mrs C ♥ said...

That skirt is sooo adorable!! I've been looking for the right denim/chambray shirt myself! I've seen them all over Pinterest & fashion blogs so I knew I needed one.

Thx for listing your nail color too. As I was scrolling through I was thinking how much I like it!

affr0chic said...

love love love... but then I always do!!

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xx

Tina said...

Loveeee the outfit!! And you are right, I wear my denim button-up all the time (:

-Tina.i

Stylishly me by Taryn said...

Love the look and just your blog in general is fab! Love your posts.. have a look at my blog if you can and maybe follow back :)
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GiuliaC_Sparkly Fashion said...

I really like this outfit!!! I especially love the fact that you paired the skirt with a denim shirt..I have to try!
xoxo

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kat @ dot dot dash said...

so true, i wear my denim one all the time.
lovely outfit
x kat

SandraKilli said...

Hi :)
I'm just wondering.. That purple dress you wore on revenge, where is it from? I've been looking for it all over the internett, but with no luck! Its the most beautiful dress i have ever seen in my entire life, i want it so bad.
Greetings from Norway. I love your style, its amazing.

Love
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Polka dot. said...

A lovely, simple girly look! Your skirt rocks :)


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silvia in venice said...

amazing outfit, I love the skirt!
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lucillejoy said...

How I envy you having the weather to wear an outfit like this! Denim shirts are the perfect dressing down item, perfect with the pretty pleated skirt. Gorgeous shoes as well

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Little Tree Vintage said...

you're gorgeous!

Banana fish said...

I don't normaly like denim shirts, but you look amazing!!! And the nail polish is sooo spring. I've saved a bottle of Mimosa by Chanel from last summer. Can't wait to use it again.

Carmen said...

Wow amazing outfit!
I'm in love with your shoes <3

Charlotte Amy said...

I love your hair here! It looks so luscious! xxx

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Christine said...

perfection!there is nothing else i can say!

apocketfulofideas said...

Love the outfit- simple yet stylish.

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B.Weber said...

I absolutely love this skirt!


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michelle stylesimplicity said...

the denim shirts goes with everything! love it

xo

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Vee4ViBranT said...

Purely love this outfit!

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nans said...

Hi Ashley! Your style is very unique and special! Always waiting to see what you will come up next! Lots of love from Finland! ps. You rock in Revenge! :)

deasy said...

Lol I didn't notice your nails till the end of the post where you told us what you had on your nails. Scrolled up and all I could focus on were your nails XD Lovely color :B

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It's on with Victoria said...

Your outfit is just perfect !
I love yout style !

xx

Neesha Kunju said...

i love the skirt! look amazing on u!

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Genia said...

u look veru beautiful!!!!

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-E. said...

You are so beautiful and I really love your style. Another amazing outfit.

I'm a new follower.

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My Cowlick said...

love this outfit!

Raindrops of Sapphire said...

Love the denim shirt and skirt combo!

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the red bus said...

Check out that skirt guys. Nice! I wish i could wear one, my legs are really short.