That's where something like this Polka Dot skirt (Forever 21, $25) comes in. No, the skirt probably won't last longer than one season, but I don't need it to for a cost of $25. It's super on-trend now (who isn't loving polka dots right now?) and it's in a gorgeous dark teal, perfect for pairing with supple leather and brown tones.
.........and if you like nothing else about this outfit, you must admit that the purple earrings really rock. Yep, I just went there.