Style Inspo// Transform Your Button Down Skirt From Simple to Sexy

I've been a fan of button-down skirts for ages.  I currently have at least 4 of them in my wardrobe.  The buttons act as a simple accessory that adds a little something unique to a plain skirt.    Recently, I've stumbled on to some major inspiration on how to completely transform your boring button downs in a modern and feminine way.
Freelance stylist Shayla Hill created her online brand, Random&Chic, "for girls who want to stick out on purpose."  Her store features a collection of specialty curated garments that have a vintage-y, eclectic vibe.   I have a simple style aesthetic but I'm oddly drawn to every outfit that she's put together.

One look that immediately caught my attention was the dark green suit set featuring a buttoned-down skirt.  After swiping through the collection of pics, I soon realized that Shayla had cleverly twisted the waist of the skirt so the buttons would appear on one side versus down the middle.   The skirt looks cute either way but when turned to one side, she created an entirely different vibe.  Instantly the knee length skirt set went from business casual to chic and stylish.
As I continued to admire more of her looks, I noticed that Shayla executed her signature "side split" on a few other buttoned down skirts. Each look was more magnificent than the last.  I was so inspired that I instantly went to my closet to pull out one of my favorite buttoned skirt, this black one I purchased from NastyGal, and see if I could actually pull this look off.  It took only seconds for me to twist the waist and undo a few buttons.  I absolutely loved the look.   I can't wait to rock my button, newly styled button skirts again in the spring.

One other observation I made is that Shayla loves the crop top + skirt combo.  I adore with the pairing (seen above) of a simple white tee and asymmetrical denim skirt.  If this isn't the perfect summer look, I don't know what is. Best of all, Shayla is working on a line that will feature denim skirts like the one pictured.  I can't wait.  Be sure to check out her page and online shop for endless style inspo.


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