make this look: skirting the issue

  1. original outfit: Banana Republic
  2. tie-waist skirt: Simplicity 2413, View A
  3. gray stretch sateen fabric: Fashion Fabrics Club

I'm loving this spring work look from Banana Republic. It's the kind of outfit that manages to pull off the elusive combo of effortless and super cute. I especially love how fun and versatile the skirt is... it's just the type of thing I've been needing to breathe new life into my tired work staples. To re-create this look, you'll need Simplicity's 2413 pattern (View A), 2 1/4 yards of cotton blend fabric with a slight stretch, a 9" invisible zipper, and a hook-and-eye closure. To complete the look, pair the skirt with a fitted white button down, lightweight cardigan, and nude pumps.