Wear Now & Later: Olive Cargo Skirt Outfit

Greetings and cheers to the weekend! Today is MOVING DAY!!! Yes, I’m a little excited. We’ve been living between our two houses for the past two weeks, and it feels like a month. I cannot WAIT to get settled into our new home.

So we broke the Nordstrom website yet again this year! I was so busy packing yesterday, I didn’t have much time to worry about it, but I know some of you were frustrated. I feel like I should apologize even though I know it is totally not my fault. You would think, after last year, they’d figure out a way to prevent this; but I have no idea how all that techy stuff works, and I’m sure they did their best. It only hurts their brand when things go berserk like that.

ANYWHO. Today I’ve got an outfit I created mostly from the #NSale, and it’s one you can wear now AND later.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing the Caslon twill utility skirt two ways -- for now and later!

I almost missed this skirt. After I’d tried on everything my sales associate pulled for me, I went around the store to see if there was anything else I might like. Next year, I think I’ll ask to do that first, but anyway. Live and learn!

I spotted this skirt in the Point Of View department — that’s where they carry all the Caslon, Halogen, Gibson, etc. I’ve always loved a cargo pencil skirt for casual wear, and I had one similar to this that I wore for years and finally had to retire because it was so faded. I’ve looked for one several times since with no luck — I guess they just weren’t trending — so imagine my delight when I found this gem in the #NSale racks on Wednesday!!!

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing the Caslon twill utility skirt two ways -- for now and later!

I love the side slit (it’s only on the one side) and the rear flap pockets, and it’s a nice thick weight with just a hint of stretch for comfort and ease of movement. It also comes in grey and camo, and I love them all. This skirt runs true to size; I have the 6.

I just paired it with my go-to white v-neck tee and black sandals for an easy, casual summer look. It’s a great alternative to jeans.

I’m also carrying a bag I picked up at the #NSale — this kate spade new york corin pebbled leather crossbody is a classic that’s perfect for dressier occasions when you want a smaller bag but also casual enough to carry for everyday use. I typically prefer a tote or satchel for daily use, but I liked how this coordinates with the shoes so I decided to feature it in this post.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing the Caslon twill utility skirt two ways -- for now and later!

These sandals were also part of the #NSale, and I think they’re super cute. They’re a little big on me, so if you have thicker feet or high arches, I think you’ll really like these. I’ve already worn them once, and they’re a nice change from my beloved Miller sandals. I really like the matte gold buckle.

I chose black for something different, but they also come in ivory and tan. I actually wish I’d seen the ivory; I could use a pair of white or ivory sandals, but I’ve also been wanting to get some black ones, so here we are! I’d say they run true to size; I’m wearing my usual 8.

Pardon my crazy nail polish. I was thinking it was fun for summer, but it doesn’t go so well with olive green.

Tory Burch Marsden Flat Thong Sandals

And to show you how versatile this skirt is, I also threw on this ribbed cocoon cardigan from the #NSale for a wear-later look. I can also swap out the sandals for booties this fall. In fact, I shot this look with booties and a different cardigan for a post at a later date.

This is the super popular Leith shawl cocoon sweater that they’ve brought back for the 3rd year in a row — this time updated with a thinner ribbed knit, which I LOVE. This is seriously their best one yet.

Also, I sized down to an XS. I learned in years past that this piece runs huge, and when a cardigan is too voluminous, it can add visual weight and look frumpy, so I advise sizing down when at all in doubt.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing a transitional olive cargo skirt outfit two ways -- for now and later! Also featuring the popular Leith ribbed shawl cocoon sweater from the #NSale.

I apologize that my necklace isn’t for sale — it’s part of a Stella & Dot layered necklace that has been discontinued. I actually purchased a necklace from the #NSale to wear with this outfit, but my jewelry didn’t make it into my bags, and I didn’t realize until I got to the shoot. I had to go back later and pick it up, which is too bad because this layered necklace would have been PERFECT with this outfit.

So I’d love to hear from you if you shopped the Anniversary Sale — what caught your eye, and what did you get??? Inquiring minds wanna know…

Also, I am moving today, so I won’t be as responsive to comments as I like to be, but I do get them all on my phone, so I can reply via email if you have any specific questions. I just won’t be able to answer in the comments for all to see because I won’t be on a computer at all today after I get my newsletter out here in a bit.

Speaking of which, be sure you’re signed up for my emails because I’ll be sharing more #NSale picks over the next few weeks, the most popular products from JLS readers, along with other non-Nordstrom content. Yes, believe it or not, there is shopping outside of Nordstrom. Ha!

Have a great weekend!

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing a transitional olive cargo skirt outfit two ways -- for now and later! Also featuring the popular Leith ribbed shawl cocoon sweater from the #NSale.

utility skirt // v-neck tee (sale option) // cocoon cardigan // thong sandals // ksny crossbody

photo credit: Alison Cornell

Fashion Friday

Don’t miss a post!

Subscribe to get email updates! In addition to my most recent blog posts, you’ll receive exclusive newsletter content like special sales, my newest favorite finds, and an occasional peek behind the scenes — all delivered right to your inbox. Don’t miss it!

This post contains affiliate links. When you shop through my links, it helps support my business (at no additional cost to you) so thank you!