Up, Down, All-Around 2-For-1 Skirt & Link Up

One of my best-thrifted bargains recently has to be what I’m calling a 2-for-1 skirt. I’ve named it so because it’s reversible as you can in the feature image above. With two very different patterns, it’s easy to restyle this skirt for many occasions and it would be hardly noticed that you wore the skirt perhaps just the day before.

The two patterns have a similar color palette so switching from one side to the other for work, play, or fun is quite easy. For all three of the looks I’ve styled the skirt with a mix of blue and white but gray would also be suitable as it’s in the palette as well. In this work look, a boxy jacket and t-strap pumps give it a serious tone while the peplum top adds a little lightness.

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Like last week’s cropped pants post, the photos for the ‘play’ and ‘fun’ looks below were taken on our Memorial Day weekend getaway along California’s central coast. On this day, we went wine tasting in Paso Robles. Knowing that we would find some great spots for taking photos, I started out the day in one outfit and then changed into the other. Either one of these looks could work for play or for fun, so I’m just going to show them.

First up is the reverse side of this 2-for-1 skirt. I love how the stripes change direction as the skirt drapes around my hips. A navy tank top with a lightweight sweater and my strappy wedges make for an easy, casual look.

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For this last look, I was tempted to grab my white keds but I opted for my blue tennies instead. The denim jacket (another great thrifted find) and a sleeveless button front blouse create an opposite or ‘reverse’ look to the one above. I could also wear the denim jacket with the blue tank or the blouse with the cardigan for two additional looks.

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If you are already follow Adrienne Shubin of The Rich Life In Wine Country and Jill Burgess of Everything Just So and their How I Wear My series, then you should recognize this last look as it was included in Adrienne’s post for June’s Vacation or Resort Look feature. If you haven’t heard of them or this series, then I suggest that you pop over to their blogs and you’re welcome for the introduction.

With wine tasting and photo taking, I didn’t get much of a chance to take memento snaps but I would like to share these words of wisdom and a pic of the four of us.

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Now, onto the Up, Down, All-Around link up for this week. My featured contributor from last week’s link-up is Shelbee at Shelbee On The Edge. I admire her vision and talent for repurposing this cute gingham dress into a long jacket that better suits her style and figure.

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Is 2-for-1 clothing genius or folly? Have you thought of how an item in your wardrobe could fit into all aspects of your life? How much of your style time is spent at work or at play or at having fun and does that reconcile with your clothing options?

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23 thoughts on “Up, Down, All-Around 2-For-1 Skirt & Link Up”

  1. It would be pretty hard to find someone less into fashion than me, but I have to say COOLEST SKIRT EVER! I have never seen anything like that. All our clothes should be reversible πŸ™‚

  2. Girl…have you been eavesdropping on mom & me lately? She was just showing me a reversible dress she made years ago!!
    I love this idea and you’ve styled it great!! I was looking into the reversible jeans at one time. I think the whole reversible item idea is brilliant for travelling!!
    I’m not sure if I missed it, but did you say where you got this?

    1. Husband says I should be in the CIA with all my sleuthing. Haha. I bought the skirt at a local Salvation Army store for $4. No label so I don’t know its origins but I was able to find a few online at Coldwater Creek.

  3. What a fabulous skirt! I don’t even know which side I like best…both prints are adorable! And thanks so much for featuring me and my fave gingham dress/jacket! I like to explore different options with my clothing and find new and fun ways to style them! And I love finding inspiration from other fabulous bloggers like yourself!


    1. Thank you and you’re welcome. You and I take a similar approach to fashion and style but it’s still great to learn new tricks from each other.

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