Get the look: Not-so-jailbird stripes

Jan 9, 2014 at 3:48 a.m. ET

Black and white horizontal stripes don't have to mean jailbird...

The Not-So Jailbird

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about black and white horizontal stripes is probably either the Hamburglar or a jail suit. I was right there with you until I saw this super cute, non-jailesque skirt at Target! I love a bargain, and Target has done really well with their marketing, because I get sucked into the clothing section every time I run in for household items.

Typically you won’t find many skirts in my closet. However, that has not been the case this season! It must be the trending A-line shape it’s one of the few fun and flirty styles that is flattering on us girls with curves.

The outfit

Nine times out of ten, I pick one article of clothing as my focal point and style my outfit around that piece. In this case, it was the skirt. Our desert winters are quite warm, so I paired the skirt with opaque tights, a light cotton long sleeve top, tall black boots and then added my new favorite chunky gold necklace for contrast. I grabbed my candy pink Kate Spade handbag for a pop of color, and threw on this beautiful black pea coat by Betsey Johnson when the sun went down.

Where to wear it

An outfit like this is the perfect balance of casual, comfy and effortless, yet chic. Wear it to a girls' night out for wine and champagne, date night with your man, or any function that calls for something a little dressier than jeans. This was so comfortable that I even ran a few errands!

The Not-So Jailbird

Earrings (New York & Company, $8, not available online)

Necklace (New York & Company, $24, not available online)

Shirt (Nordstrom Rack, $10, available in stores)

Skirt (Target, $19.99, not available online)

Tights (Target, $7)

Boots (DSW, $59.95)

Purse (Kate Spade, $64, this is a previous season, cute alternative here)

Pea Coat (Nordstrom, $73.99, cute alternative here)

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