Category Archives: Outfit Idea

Outfit Idea: Florals + Polka Dots

Elevated Style | Madewell Melody Dress in Rose 2

Elevated Style | Madewell Melody Dress in Rose 3

Elevated Style | Madewell Melody Dress in Rose 4

I purchased this dress a few weeks ago and have already worn it a few times. I love the soft floral pattern and how nicely it drapes. I kept it simple by pairing it with black tights and shoes so that the dress would stand out. I added the sleek polka-dot bag to keep the outfit from looking too boho.

If I were to wear this outfit again, I would add a cardigan over the dress or a turtleneck underneath. It’s a very lightweight dress with see-through sleeves—not great for a cold winter day.

Readers: Do you like this type of dress? How do you keep it classic and appropriate for work?

Outfit Idea: Plaid + Pop of Red

Elevated Style | J.Crew Factory Plaid Flannel Shirt 1

J.Crew Classic Mini in Felted Wool; J.Crew Perfect-Fit Long-Sleeve Tee; J.Crew Factory Classic Button-Down in Flannel; Hue Tights; J.Crew Factory Scarf; Banana Republic Ashley Bow Ballet Flat; H&M Bracelets

Elevated Style | J.Crew Factory Plaid Flannel Shirt 2

Elevated Style | J.Crew Factory Plaid Flannel Shirt 3

Elevated Style | J.Crew Factory Plaid Flannel Shirt 4

Elevated Style | J.Crew Factory Plaid Flannel Shirt 5
Is it too late to wear red and green? Or is it just 10 months early? Either way, I’m happy to rock Christmas colors any time of the year.

I’m loving the shirt under a shirt look. It’s subtle, but I think it helps pull the outfit together. Layers are my new thing. I’m also loving the fact that I’ve made an outfit entirely out of non-tall clothes. It’s always a challenge for me to construct flattering outfits out of regular-sized clothes. Typically, skirts and tights are my go-to winter items because I don’t have to worry about length. Notice above how I rolled up my sleeves because they are too short. Just another day in the life of a tall woman!

If I were to wear this outfit again, I’d probably pair it with a black suede ankle boot. The flats I’m wearing have seen better days and I think an ankle boot would help to elongate my legs.

Readers: What tricks do you have to resort to when putting together a non-tall outfit?

Outfit Idea: Red Mini Skirt + Pop of Plaid

Elevated Style | J.Crew Classic Mini in Felted Wool 2

Elevated Style | J.Crew Classic Mini in Felted Wool 3

Elevated Style | J.Crew Classic Mini in Felted Wool 4

I wore this ensemble out to breakfast on Sunday morning. I tried pairing plaid with a bright red skirt and I love how the thin red stripe in the plaid shirt matches the red skirt perfectly. This helps to pull the outfit together. I’m also loving how seasonal this outfit feels. All I need is hot chocolate and Christmas songs. Is it too early for that?

If I wear this again, I would try flats instead of boots to give it a softer, more feminine look. I feel like fats would also make my legs look longer because they wouldn’t truncate my leg at my knee.

Readers: How would you wear this red mini skirt in cold weather?