So there is something I must admit, I will always be a sucker for the skater skirt and sneaker combo. There is just something so fun, flirty and whimsical about wearing a skirt that is inherently feminine with a shoe that makes my inner tomboy smile.
This Fashionista makes this combination all her own with the addition of a wraparound leather bracelet. I love wraparound leather bracelets, but the ones I come across are either too pricey or just aren’t what I’m looking for, so I had to know where she found hers. Unfortunately for me, the bracelet of my dreams was purchased in Ireland during this Fashionista’s semester abroad.
After chatting about her trip, I learned that much of her look has been outfitted by her travels while studying abroad. What better way to commemorate such a life changing experience than with accessories and clothes that remind you of an incredible time of your life? Sure trinkets and tchotchkes are cute, but a bracelet or scarf or any article of clothing is a connection that is recreated every time the piece is worn, plus it provides an opportunity to share your story whenever you inevitably receive a compliment on your excellent accessorizing.
If studying abroad isn’t an option, then try shopping at stores from abroad right here in the good old U-S-of-A. In fact, this Fashionista’s look can be recreated with the help of a few of my favorite European retailers. The UK’s Topshop has a fantastic navy skater skirt that can easily transition into fall with a pair of charcoal grey tights or over the knee socks. Another UK retailer is ASOS, an online-only store that carries a wide variety of styles, such as this edgy black and metallic wraparound leather bracelet. Last, but not least, is the tried and true H&M. This Swedish company has recently opened the floodgates of online shopping in the states, which makes these now easily accessible snakeskin print sneakers that much more irresistible. Whether it’s in another continent or a click away, integrating international pieces into your wardrobe is a fun way to revamp your personal style.