Fuchsia Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket. | Ashley from LSR

KCFW Friday Night: Fuchsia Pleated Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket.

A little girly, a little tough for my first night of KCFW.

Kansas City Fashion Week is a time to break out all the fun pieces– even better if they’re just a wee bit ridiculous. I’ve had this fuchsia pleated midi skirt with its cool thigh slit earmarked for just the occasion. But what to pair it with? I do love a good girly + tough combo, so a black denim jacket with a chain back seemed like a match made in stupid fashion heaven. A silk camisole layered underneath provided a pretty-but-not-distracting base layer, and I pulled these chain t-strap sandals out of the archives (last seen as part of a birthday outfit a few years ago) for some continuity with the jacket.

I wanted to work another color into the outfit without going over the top– somehow, a fuchsia pleated midi skirt and a badass jacket seemed enough– so I settled on a green statement earring (a Target score from ages ago, but shop similar versions here and here). This worked nicely with a green smoky eye (thank you, Jaclyn Hill) and those Quay sunnies I have been completely obsessed with lately.

Fuchsia Pleated Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket. | Ashley from LSR
ASOS skirt (love this metallic blue version) and heels (similar here and here) // Pretty Little Thing jacket // Cami NYC tank // Target earrings (similar here and here) // Necklace c/o Happiness Boutique (under $10 score here!) // Smartwatch c/o Garmin // Quay sunglasses

Fuchsia Pleated Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket. | Ashley from LSR

Fuchsia Pleated Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket. | Ashley from LSR

Fuchsia Pleated Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket. | Ashley from LSR

Fuchsia Pleated Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket. | Ashley from LSR

Fuchsia Pleated Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket. | Ashley from LSR

Fuchsia Pleated Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket. | Ashley from LSR

Fuchsia Pleated Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket. | Ashley from LSR

Fuchsia Pleated Midi Skirt + Black Denim Chain Jacket. | Ashley from LSR

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This pleated midi skirt is a gorgeous, dressy piece. It would be perfect with a turtleneck or a thin knit sweater as part of a holiday outfit (hello, nothing says ’tis the season like jewel tones), and you could swap out the heels for boots if you wanted some extra warmth. I love the way this denim jacket makes the midi a little more casual, even though I’m wearing it with stiletto sandals and a statement earring. The power of a jacket!

I love the way these shoes look, but oh my God are they a nightmare. By the time I walked into the building, my feet were already starting to hurt. Um, what?! I used to dance the night away in sandals like this all the time in college + my early twenties. Oh no, not anymore. I actually hobbled out of KCFW that night because of these blasted shoes. Oh, how the years betray you. But I do love the way they tied the outfit together. Suffering for fashion is real, guys.

KCFW round-up info: I’ll cover what I wore to the Saturday night shows on Thursday, and then the Big Fat KCFW Rundown (complete with all the runway shots) will hit LSR on Saturday. Stay tuned!

Linking up with Elegantly Dressed and StylishWalking in Memphis in High Heels + The Fashion CanvasI Do DeClaireStraight A Style + On the Daily Express, Get Your Pretty OnRosy Outlook + Seeking SunshinePumps and Push Ups, and The Pleated Poppy.

123 Comments

  1. You’re insanely pretty, and your style is flawless. I adore this outfit on you, it all comes together so perfectly. I love the bright fuchsia pink, it really draws your eye in to take in the whole outfit and complements the rest of the outfit perfectly.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

  2. Darn shoes but man is this ever GORGEOUS!! I love the color and that jacket is amazing! I have a feeling you were the star of the KCFW!!! You babe you!

  3. I mean, I offered you a piggy-back ride, because that’s what true friends do. lol.
    I love this outfit, and the way these pics turned out. The color of that skirt is just perfect!

  4. Love that skirt so much!! Love this whole look. As for the shoes … my grandmother always told me, “It is painful to be beautiful.” 🙂

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

  5. You know midi skirts and dresses are my jam and this statement piece is killer! Love the color. Bummer about the heels. I won’t lie, they have been making me feel pretty old lately too…

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Very nice. You seem to have the girly/tough-girl style down pat. It looks good on you. Sorry the shoes are uncomfortable. It took me forever to scroll down to leave this comment because you got a thousand compliments already!

    1. Thanks, girlfriend- I’m not normally into bright pinks, but this was just too good to pass up. And the chainssss! I’m all about ’em!

  7. I love that pleated skirt, just beautiful and you’re right so perfect with all the upcoming Christmas events 🙂

    It’s a shame those shoes were so uncomfortable! I’m definitely a comfortable shoe fan, haha. I never keep shoe if they hurt, it’s not worth it!

    Hope you’re having a lovely week so far.
    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. The shoes were gorgeous, yes- but ARGH too painful. I actually donated ’em right after KCFW because I know I’ll never wear ’em again!

      Thanks for swinging by, lady!

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