Olive + Lace

how to wear a white lace skirt in the fall

Even though summer isn’t technically over for a few more weeks, today usually marks a fresh start for a lot of us. A new week, a new month, a new semester, a new season. When it comes to outfits over the next few weeks, I have a feeling Chicago will be jumping right into fall and skipping any chances of a lingering summer. However, I know a lot of you are based in climates where it will still be H-O-T for quite a few more weeks. It’s hard when you’re ready to transition to a new season, but the weather isn’t really cooperating. (I instantly think of New York in April… Just get warm already!) Whenever I’m in the fall mindset, but it still feels like the dead of summer, I gravitate towards mixing olive green with some of my quintessential summer pieces, like this lace midi skirt.

army green and white lace

Olive green has always been one of my favorite colors to wear. (I’m sure any blondes out there can relate!) Truth is, olive green looks good on everyone, not just blondes. And while it usually ends up in more fall/winter collections, you can definitely wear the color year round! It’s essentially a neutral, just like navy.

When I wore this outfit to speak at the Create & Cultivate conference in Chicago a few weeks ago, I kept joking that I looked like a zoo keeper. Or, Safari Chic, if you will. If only I would have had a leopard clutch to really give off the animal caretaker vibe! 😉

green blouse, white lace skirt, leather belt and sandals

Get the Look…

Just Fab Blouse (similar options here, here, here)
Ann Taylor Skirt (similar options here, here, here, herehere, here, here)
Illesteva Sunglasses (also available here)
C.Wonder Sandals (similar options here, here, herehere, here)
Madewell Belt
Vineyard Vines Clutch (similar options here, here, herehere)
Michael Kors Watch
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Cuff
Bauble Bar Earrings

illesteva leonard sunglasses

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  1. 9.8.15
    Kelsey @aslolife commented:

    Love this combo–the detail on the blouse is gorgeous! I think we have another week of hot weather around here before it finally starts cooling off. I am so ready to break out jeans and sweaters!

  2. 9.8.15
    Natali commented:

    Fabulous skirt and such a chic pair of sunnies! You look so pretty!


  3. 9.8.15
    Kimberly commented:

    Loving this combination – olive green is one of my favorite colors right now and the lace-up detail on this top is perfect for transitioning into fall!


  4. 9.8.15
    Emma commented:

    That is such a pretty skirt!

  5. 9.8.15

    This tie-up blouse is adorable! I barely have any olive pieces in my closet, but it really does work with every hair color/skin tone. I love fall fashion, but I’m still not ready for fall weather. I’m a HUGE baby once it gets cold out!

  6. 9.8.15

    I love the olive green. Literally just bought my first olive green top this wknd. (woo hoo LDW sales). P.S. what a huge thing to speak at Create & Cultivate! Congrats!

  7. 9.8.15
    Emily commented:

    Love this combo! I blogged an olive top and white skirt today too! Love this look to transition to summer!


  8. 9.8.15
    Zelle commented:

    Gorgeous! I love the olive + lace combo.
    xo http://asouthernstyleblog.com

  9. 9.8.15
    Liv commented:

    Love the lace skirt.



  10. 9.8.15

    That clutch is the cutest!

    Her Heartland Soul

  11. 9.8.15
    Kristie commented:
  12. 9.8.15

    Preach on the crazy weather! DC’s going to be humid for the next month or so and while I’m not ready to bundle up, my puffer vest + light sweaters are calling my name : )

    And you should definitely add a leopard print clutch. Or maybe a giraffe print to really walk on the wild side!


  13. 9.8.15
    Madison Martine commented:

    Love everything about this outfit! That skirt is gorgeous!

    Madison Martine

  14. 9.8.15
    Lindsay Ava commented:

    That skirt is lovely, and the clutch is so unique!

  15. 9.8.15
    Jessica commented:

    I love this look! I too am loving olive green. It’s such a great fall color. 🙂
    Unique Geek

  16. 9.8.15
    Lauren commented:

    You can never go wrong with olive green… it’s such a great color! And I love how you paired it with that pretty skirt!


  17. 9.8.15
    melissa commented:

    love this combo on you!

  18. 9.8.15
    Shaunacey commented:

    such a cute look, that lace skirt is so so pretty

  19. 9.8.15

    Such a cute outfit!! I love the masculine vs. feminine vibes going on here.

    Xx Taylor

  20. 9.9.15

    this might be my favorite outfit of everything I’ve seen you wear! I love all of the pieces separately and together, especially the shoes. super cute outfit and very flattering too.

    also this my first time on the new site as a mobile layout – looks awesome too! :]

  21. 9.9.15
    Bella B commented:

    Perfect outfit I love that skirt and it goes so so well with that top!