I like the idea of wearing something dressy and playing it down casually with accessories. It makes people confused yet drawn to your outfit. Try it, a tutu skirt with a denim top, a full skirt with a plaid shirt, a sequin pencil skirt with a plain t shirt, a cut out denim shorts with a polished blazer etc.. To make is even more confusing, add a statement necklace. I was actually wearing one with this outfit but it got so hot I took it off and forgot to put it back on. You can see a peak of it in my clutch which is actually a case I found in the office section of the container store for only 6 bucks. It comes in all lengths and sizes so if you live close to a container store definitely check it out.
I love these perspex/acrylic see through box clutches. I already have one but its just not practical for everyday use so I was looking for one that can carry more than my lipstick and cellphone and this surprise from the container store does just that.
Skirt: I made
Shoes: Just fab
Clutch: The container store