Both looks make use of layering with print and texture. When styling the skirt, don't be afraid to juxtapose casual with dressy elements to add personality to the ensemble. For the dressy look, be bold by pairing a bomber jacket in a vibrant print with sequins, but keep the accessories minimal so the focus remains on the clothes. For the casual look, flat sneakers in lace-up and slip-on styles are especially on-trend this spring, and they pair well with dressy skirts for a look that's equal parts polished and sporty.
Shop the looks:
1. lace sweater
2. plaid shirt
3. floral bomber jacket
4. sequin pencil skirt
5. sweater knit top (has great texture and also comes in black)
6. mini crossbody bag
7. colorblock satchel
8. ankle strap heels
* September 2014 update: The skirt is sold out, but here's a great alternative in black for $72 and on sale in gold under $45, a similar style by The Limited for under $55 in black, a gold one by Chico's for under $40, a black lace midi style by Express for under $45, a rose gold style under $45, a sexy slit style in silver on sale under $50, or one by UK brand Wallis in gold, black, or red on sale for under $40.
* November 2014 update: shop Forever 21's blue sequin pencil skirt under $25.
Shop sequin pencil skirts under $75:
See how I wear mine on The Key To Chic, and get more styling ideas for the sequin skirt here: