1 piece, 3 looks: H&M yellow pencil skirt - Living Fiesta

1 piece, 3 looks: H&M yellow pencil skirt

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I have this rule about buying clothing. Actually, I have several rules before I decide to buy (or keep) a piece -but one of the most important questions I ask before a new article enters my wardrobe is “How many ways, or places, can I wear this?”

The rule is I need to be able to wear it three different ways, or to three different places (i.e. to work, to dinner, and date night) or the item doesn’t belong in my wardrobe. Here’s how I style my yellow H&M pencil skirt three different ways:

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Since yellow is a bright summery color, I paired it with another bright summer color – a pale blue top (also from H&M) with a pearl-embellished Peter Pan collar. Nude Arturo Chiang shoes help me avoid looking like a box of highlighters with too many brights.

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As the weather gets just a little bit chillier, I transition the skirt from summer staple to fall ready with an Express  rolled sleeve dark blue top. My oxblood Marc Fisher shoes, which are still in for fall 2013, bring out the burgundy piping from my shirt.

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Another cool weather option is to pair it with a long sleeve top, in deep brown – a hue that works every fall. I brought out those nude shoes again to keep the look feeling like autumn. This time instead of pearls around my collarbone, I put a pearl wrap bracelet around my arm.

Of course these are just three of the MANY ways I can wear this skirt. What do you think of the first three looks so far?

Esta Fiesta is a Brooklyn based blogger with a love of music and finding new shoes. When she's not watching a movie or testing out new hair products she can be found doing Pilates - but only so she can eat from the waffle truck of course! Follow her Tweets at @ItsEstaFiesta