Three Ways to Style A Jean Skirt

I'll be honest, I don't have the world's most diverse closet and a lot of times I am a t-shirt and jeans girl, but I have been trying to step out of my comfort zone in the fashion department and decided it was time to branch out a little.  Summer is a great excuse to try something different (or so I keep telling myself.  So I marched my way down to one of my current favorite stores: Madewell.  They have the perfect "basic" pieces.  I wanted to come home with one piece, because let's be honest, I'm a youth pastor's wife and can't just buy it all (like I wanted to.) . With the help of Racheal (always take a friend) I decided on this zip jean skirt.  Here is how I style it 3 different ways.

1. Mom-ing: I wasn't kidding when I said I love t-shirts.  I like to feel comfortable but not loungy.  I chose a fitted gray crew neck tee (tucked in) with Birkenstock sandals and to class it up just slightly, I added one of our new dainty 14 karat gold chokers with a tiny gray stone pendant.  Now I am all set to run to target, chase the kids and tackle the laundry!

2. Friend Hanging: Sometimes you just need some time with the girls: brunching, shopping or just coffee.  I like the casual look of this stripped tee, also from Madewell, with the jean skirt.  To add a little more to these basic pieces, I add a pop of color with some suede coral open-toed flats, a pop of color with my favorite turquoise beaded choker and of course the sunnies. 

3. Date Night: With a tucked in bright floral print blouse (Old Navy) and some layered 14 karat gold necklaces, I am ready for a night with the hubs.  I threw on some neutral toned wedges (TJ Maxx) and a bright lip color (Blue-Red Lipsense) to up the look.  All ready for a summer night. 

I love a piece that can be used versatilely. Jean skirt For The Win!