This ensemble may be a bit much for most people, but it works because the color pallets are the same in the skirt and jacket. The scale of the floral pattern on the skirt and the embellishment on the shoulder are same. The heavy boot makes a solid mass the balances the weight of the jacket so the lighter skirt is equally placed. A delicate shoe would throw off this off. It is also paired with a long denim skirt in the product page . The hand carved bear bolo was a gift and adds a bit of humor to the outfit, as if a totem ...which it is. All items are from a private closet, we offer only the jacket.