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.

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  1. Is it just me or is your hair a little lighter and a little straighter? Anyway, I was not expecting all that party in the back of your jacket. How cool! And yes, the heels are fab but they do look painful to walk in. Gotta remember to bring a pair of comfy backups.

  2. This look is my favorite you wore for KCFW. Love the skirt and that amazing chain-back denim jacket. Also your emerald earrings and heels are killer and I love the eye makeup Ash!

  3. Well those shoes do LOOK fabulous at least–sorry they killed your feet! That skirt is perfection though, I love everything about it. So fun and festive!

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