left outfit / skirt: bella bird at wal-mart heels: target
right outfit / jeans: american eagle necklace: c/o uppercase living sandals: payless
Something I try and think about when I'm purchasing a new piece is how many different ways can I use this? It's a life long fashion skill I ripped from the pages of Kendi Everyday. If you haven't read her working closet series, you need to. It's now non-optional.
Anyway. These outfits certainly aren't mind blowing or anything, but you need to be able to picture a piece working on your wardrobe. Try and think of at least three unique ways you could wear something when you're trying it on. Can't even think of three? Probably not going to be very handy in your closet, as much as you may like it. Thinking of more? Well go get it already!