|Gap Outlet shirt, Buffalo Exchange (delias) skirt, vintage belt, Kohl's flats|
Some style tips, from me to you: When planning and outfit, one should take into account the occasion/fanciness level of each piece, and choose other items in the same genre. Gold slightly shiny clothing is considered party/holiday appropriate. Preppy polka-dot skirts are everyday casual. Animal print flats can look sophisticated paired with a simple outfit, and dark skinny jeans are a perfect anchor to keep them from looking tacky.
In conclusion, here's me paying absolutely no attention to those rules, which are arbitrary anyway because even though I usually follow them I made them up myself.