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3 Ways to Style Denim Skirts

Hey there! I don’t know about you, but I have been OBSESSED with denim skirts for summer! Denim skirts are definitely a staple for every closet, and you can style them so many different ways for different occasions. Keep reading to see 3 different ways you can style a denim skirt + extra inspo!

Outfit 1: Rock and Roll

I am in LOVE with the denim skirt and graphic tee combo! There are so many adorable graphic tees out there! For my summer wish list, I am on the hunt for more graphic band tees to pair with my skirts! Cause who doesn’t love a band tee? I also love the small touch my statement belt adds to the outfit!

Outfit 2: Classic Jacket

I can’t get over how effortless and classy the good ol’ leather jacket and jeans look is. I got this leather jacket secondhand for an amazing price! I recently picked up this belt and I love the classy gold loop that pulls it together! For an extra touch, add hoop earrings to match the belt!

Outfit 3: Easy Breezy

For an easy breezy beach look, pair your denim skirt with a strapless top! It's an effortless style that looks amazing with a nice pair of sandals! If you want to dress up the look for an evening out, add a leather jacket and heels for a killer look!

More Denim Skirt Ideas:

  • Take a risk, pair a skirt with a blazer for a girl-boss look!
  • For a flowy summer look, add an off-the-shoulder top with your skirt
  • If it’s still a little chilly where you live, try an oversized sweater to balance the fitted skirt

If you loved this post, be sure to check out my blog taiyamaddison.com

Xoxo, Taiya Maddison

Denim Looks

It’s not unusual for certain fashion trends to gain popularity then promptly die out, never to be worn again. Yet, among the ever-changing fashion trends, there are classic styles that remain constant in every wardrobe. For example, denim has been popular for decades and will most likely maintain that status for many more!

Denim's versatility is one reason it is consistently relevant in fashion. Today I’ll be sharing five unique styles of denim and how you can wear them!

Style 1: A Unique Silhouette

Don’t be afraid to branch out from skinny jeans or mom jeans! While these are certain essentials in every closet, it is also important to incorporate other silhouettes. These wide-leg jeans are such a unique style that can create a super put together outfit with little effort. The tortoise shell buttons are another cute detail that makes these pants stand out.

Style 2: Denim-on-Denim

Some may be critical of the denim-on-denim look (I was too!) but it is a classic style that, when styled correctly, can be super cute! When layering denim I recommend going with light-wash because it’s less overpowering than dark-wash denim. A white- or light-colored shirt is ideal. I opted for a tube top because showing a little more skin can ensure that you’re not overpowered by the fabric! This will keep the look light and counterbalance the heavy fabric. Lastly, the key to a perfect double-denim look is the proper accessories! I used a silky bandana as a belt to embrace the hippie vibes and threw on some Nike Air Forces to add a modern detail.

Style 3: A Different Denim Jacket

This charcoal denim jacket is definitely one of my go-to items. Whenever I want to add a more edgy feel to an outfit, this is the perfect addition. I love pairing it with light-wash jeans or a fun leopard print skirt! The best part is that I actually thrifted this jacket (but I ultra-cropped it myself!) Always check your local Plato’s Closet for authentic and good-quality denim!

Style 4: Get Colorful

Personally, I feel that colored denim is one of the most exciting and unique ways to rock the fabric. I got this light-pink jacket (and cropped it myself, of course!) for a super affordable price! This jacket over a graphic tee paired with black jeans is an easy go-to look!

Style 5: Patterned Jeans

Patterned denim is another funky way to rock denim. These jeans are a great alternative to the basic mom jeans and tee outfit. Best of all, they are super easy to style and create a fun look! There are so many types of patterned jeans, such as florals or embellishments!

With all the variety of silhouettes, patterns, and colors, you’re bound to find a style that you like! Don’t be afraid to branch out and try more unique styles of denim!

Blog By: Ember Sierra | essentiallyember

Summer Style

We are in the home stretch: school's almost out and summer is about to begin! As we get closer to breaking out our favorite summer pieces, here are a few of my favorites.

Outfit 1:

As the weather is warming up this outfit is perfect for the season transition. I got this adorable Forever 21 white tank top at Plato's Closet for $7! I decided to pair this cute tank with my favorite ripped jeans and sandals to create this look. To top off this outfit, I accessorized with a gold initial bracelet from Plato's Closet ($5) and a cute pair of sunnies ($4)! This is perfect if you’re looking for a cute outfit to grab a bite to eat or go on a walk outside.

Outfit 2:

This next outfit has a bit of festive flair! I got this adorable light pink halter tank at my local Plato's Closet for only $6! I paired the tank with some fun, ripped festival shorts and sandals to top off my look. I decided to add some fun accessories I picked up at Plato's Closet! Grab your purse and you’re ready to go to your next music festival!

Outfit 3:

For my final look, I chose to go fresh and flirty! I picked up this adorable two-piece set at my local Plato’s Closet for only $16! Definitely a steal! I chose to dress this outfit up by adding a layered gold necklace ($6), sunglasses ($4), and a boho bag ($6). This is definitely a look I'll be packing for a summer vacation!

I hope these looks get you ready for fun in the sun!

Blog By: Grace Myler | @gracemyler
Photos: @amsingerphotos

Unique Spring Trends You Need To Try

Hey girl! I don’t know about you, but I always find spring one of the hardest seasons to dress for. Sometimes it's cold, sometimes it's warm, and you usually end up wearing the same go-to outfit every day. I know I can get stuck in the habit of wearing the same pair of leggings and sweatshirt almost every day sometimes, so I’m here to share 5 UNIQUE spring trends that you can try to find at your local Plato’s Closet to give your spring wardrobe a little refresh and help spice up your outfit combinations!

#1: Sandal Slides

Everyone wears slides for a reason, they are SO comfy! However, my Adidas slides aren’t the cutest when you are trying to put together a nice outfit, so why not find a pair of more formal slides for your closet? I found these adorable suede slides from Plato’s Closet for only $10! They are a perfect addition to my shoe closet for spring and will go well with almost any skirt, dress, jeans, you name it!

#2: Anything Blush Pink

Blush pink is definitely the colour of the moment for spring right now, and I am SO here for it. Whenever I’m shopping and I see something in blush pink, I just can’t help myself. So when I found this blush pink blouse from Plato’s Closet, I couldn’t resist! It's originally from Dynamite and only $7 at Plato’s! I love how I can dress it down with sandals or I could dress the top up with a leather jacket!

#3: Soft Suede

As soon as I felt this shirt on the rack, I just had to get it. It is soooo incredibly soft, you have no idea! I am obsessed with this light brown tan colour, can you tell? When I found the matching slides and the suede top I knew it would make the perfect spring look! Suede is definitely trending this spring and I am so pumped to style this look!

#4: Denim with Detail

Can denim with a little extra detail ever go out of style? I don’t think so! I had to include this pair of denim in this post when I found this pair of jeans from Plato’s Closet. They were originally from Garage, in perfect condition, my size, AND only $22, I hit the jackpot! I love checking Plato’s Closet for denim because you can usually find the same brands that you would buy new at a discounted price! I’m also obsessed with the fit and stripe detail on the side of the jeans, the extra detail is perfect for spring.

I also had to include a denim skirt in this lookbook, because would it really be a spring lookbook without one? I am LOVING denim skirts for spring and you can pair them with literally anything in your closet, I swear! They are the perfect spring staple!

#5: Dainty Hoop Earrings

Have you rocked hoop earrings before? Until a week ago, I hadn’t either, but when I saw dainty hoop earrings all over my Pinterest feed, I just had to try out this trend for spring! Hoop earrings have quickly become my new favourite accessory and I love how it pulls together an outfit and adds so much detail and class! Yes, please!

Thank you for reading my post on spring trends! I hope you are excited to try some of them at your local Plato's Closet!

Taiya Maddison | taiyamaddison.com

Athleisure Outfits

If you’re anything like me, my gym clothes consisted of baggy sweats and an old school shirt from five years ago. NOT ANYMORE. Ditch the idea of not wearing something cute to the gym (trust me, when you feel cute, motivation is created). With a store like Plato’s Closet, I can find affordable gym clothes that’ll keep me stylish during my workout.

Outfit #1
Biker shorts showed up and are showing out this season as one of the hottest trends right now. This works in a gym-goers favor because you can be stylish on your way to and from the gym. You don’t have to worry about bringing an extra pair of bottoms because they can absolutely be worked out in (I’m sure that’s what they were created for anyways ... #80s). This can easily be paired with an oversized crew neck and a pair of sneakers and you’ll really be ready to take on the fashion world outside of the gym!

Outfit #2
This second outfit is tailored more for the girl who doesn’t like excess material getting in the way while they’re working out. Nothing will stop this gym-goer because the spandex material moves with them as they’re working out. For the bottoms, I find these leggings to be extremely versatile due to them being black, but they are also making a statement from the bold letterings down the leg. I chose to pair them with a sports bra that has an intricate back to add a little something to this grayscale outfit. Using sports bras with special designs allows you to take your outfit to the next level. This outfit is really based on all the little details.

Now go check out your local Plato's Closet's gym clothes!

Blog By: Breanna Moore | @hellohipretty

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