It's been awhile since I've done a Jane's Closet post! These photos have been in a folder for several months, but I think this skirt is a great piece for the transition into spring. Although the fabric is a light cotton, the color palette is season-less. While the weather is still a bit chilly, this skirt could easily be paired with black tights.
With such a bold pattern, I wanted to play up the contrasting colors so I kept the theme of black, red, and white throughout the outfits. However, that is not the only way to style the skirt. For a pop of color that is not in the pattern, try coral.
A pleated, a-line skirt like this has a lot of width on the lower half of the body. It is important to define the smallness of the waist when there is lots of fabric on the bottom. This can be achieved with either a belt (as shown in the outfits on the right) or with the ribbon detail on the blazer (as shown on the left). Don't be afraid to have some fun with your belt. The belt shown in the upper-right photo is a black and white animal print. Although the patterns are quite different, the color palette unites the two pieces.
Having a patterned skirt like this one is a great addition to any wardrobe. It can be paired with more traditional pieces for an office look or worn with a white tee and riding boots for a more casual outfit.