Shop Your Closet for Spring Looks

Last night, I was chatting with one of my tweeps and she mentioned a fierce outfit she put together using items shopped from her own closet.  By the way, you can find me on twitter at @economyofstyle.  Today, I was so inspired by her tweet that I decided to pull something older from my closet that I hadn’t worn in a long time—a Context brocade skirt.

I purchased this brocade skirt with its woven shiny fabric and tonal floral design at least five years ago when Lord & Taylor was going out of business in St. Louis.  It’s one of those pieces that I don’t wear much, but I want to own forever.

In an attempt to make the skirt work today, I paired it with a stripe tank, belted it, then topped it off with a mint green blazer for a fresh spring look.

Close-up of the prints and textures.

I love this Stella & Dot bee brooch!

Skirt—Context via Lord & Taylor
Blazer—Forever 21(same style in different colors)
Belt—Hobo International via TJ Maxx
Bag—Michael Kors Hamilton tote via Macy’s
Shoes—Max Studio via Marshalls
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (similar)
Brooch—c/o Stella & Dot

Not too bad for an old skirt I had to dust off, right?  What’s hiding in your closet, but is perfect for spring?


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  1. April 12, 2012 / 5:25 pm

    I have a lot in my closet that i want to style for spring but still kinda cold over here. Following you on twitter. Don't mind if you follow me too and my blog

    Your style is really inspiring to me and i already copied a lot of your looks.
    Kemi at

  2. April 12, 2012 / 8:08 pm

    This is a fantastic outfit! Love that skirt, how you added the stripes, the color of your heels, and of course the mint blazer 🙂

  3. April 12, 2012 / 10:05 pm

    That is a gorgeous skirt, perfect for spring! I like the idea of shopping in your own closet. I need to do that more often and buy less!

  4. April 13, 2012 / 1:02 am

    I love the orange with the different shades of blue-green!

  5. April 13, 2012 / 2:27 am

    This is so cute! I swear I need to shop my closet and put myself on a shopping ban lol! Love the blazer and coral shoes the most!


  6. April 13, 2012 / 3:47 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous skirt…and well paired with the tank!

  7. April 13, 2012 / 11:05 am

    Wow, you look amazing! I absolutely adore this outfit! The skirt is cute, but what I love the most is the pastel-coloured blazer. I want it, I want it!

    Sara from A Modern-Day Lady

  8. April 14, 2012 / 12:03 pm

    Love this outfit! I really want that skirt! 😀 Keep up the good work!

  9. April 16, 2012 / 11:46 am

    Wow, I really REALLY love that outfit. Impressive way to use an older skirt, and great usage of current trends without looking *too* trendy. That might be some of the best pattern-mixing I have seen yet, and the palette was perfection.