Posts tagged "Tops"

March 04th 2011

Let the spring shopping binge begin…

It’s about that time of year where we begin building our wardrobes for the next big season.  I have jump started this occasion by trying on everything I like and picking and choosing the best pieces.  Here is favorite #1:

Alice and Olivia
Smocked Waist Play Shorts
($178)
www.shopbop.com

These shorts and their playful colors could make even the gloomiest of days, happy!

Fit Guide:  These shorts run true to size.  I always go up a size in shorts so I got a M, but pretty certain a S would have been just fine.

I envision myself wearing these with the “perfect chambray shirt” from Madewell ($68). 
www.madewell.com

- LW


April 20th 2011

Lightweight solid tops for layering

It was 45 degrees on my walk to the subway this AM and it has the potential to get up to 71. I am so confused.  So I’m layering like crazy. The key to all of my layering is the lightweight tank top/short sleeve top - it is conservative because it does not show too much shoulder and I can take off my jacket without feeling naked/getting fired.  We’ll post more on this layering look but below are a few solid neutrals to pair with just about any color. 

1.  Phillip Lim Glass Pearl Embellished Top - $101

I bought this top last year and it stayed tags on until about a month ago.  Now I can’t take it off.  I tucked it in black pants for work last week and felt a little bit like Ellen because I rarely wear pants but I just loved how it looked.  Last night I wore it to dinner with a navy blazer and skinny jeans (as I could for every item on this post).  The built in necklace makes this so easy to accessorize.  I threw on some diamond studs and a monogrammed chain bracelet and was done. 

Available at TheOutnet

2.  Phillip Lim Boxed Pleat Top  - $195

I hate the price of this for a cotton top but Phillip Lim’s detailing of the twisted top and box pleats are just adorable.  His fabrics are just so soft.  He can do no wrong.

Available at Barneys

3.  Vince Linen Scoop Neck Tee - $85

Under a gray cardigan, ivory blazer, or just about anything, this tee will serve you well. It’s on my wish list.

Available at Cusp

4.  Nanette Lepore Tuckered Out Top - $278

This is a much fancier version of the layered look but this Marigold color is featured in In Style this month as an “it” color for spring.  We posted this with our colored pants looks last month - Pair it with cobalt blue, bright fuschia or just about any bright for the colorblocking trend.  This top can definitely take you into the evening hours with some long earrings (a necklace is unnecessary).

Available in yellow at Shopbop or Bloomingdales or Neimans or Berry at Saks (friends and family!)

5.  T by Alexander Wang Muscle Tee - $86

I love the toughness of the gray color combined with the sleeveless cut and u-neckline.  I’m thinking of putting it with a navy poofier skirt to combine the masculine vibe with a flirty feel. 

Available at Barneys

6.  Tibi Solid Shell - $209

Bright blue is my favorite and this shell would be great for work with a long strand of pearls.  The details on the sleeves add a sweet touch!

Available at Tibi

-WH


April 26th 2011

Wearing the 70s…

If you are dying to try the flared jeans trend before the weather is too warm, here are some tops to pair with your new flares.  Not to worry - if you only get one wear before the summer sweat kicks in, you will be rocking them all fall long.  (Note my justification to purchase anything at anytime).

Madewell Silk Epaulet Blouse
$110
www.madewell.com 

A classic white blouse is always going to work for you.


Addison Story Scoop Dot Top
$110
www.shopbop.com 
You could leave this untucked over the jeans for a more laid back, boho vibe. 

Silk Bromley Blouse
$98
www.madewell.com 

I have this blouse, the color is divine and the silk is perfect quality.

Equipment Sleeveless Signature Blouse
$180
www.saksfifthavenue.com
This peach color is so on point for summer and for the 70s trend we’re seeing right now.  Tuck this into light colored flare jeans and you’re so chic right now.

Hinge Tie Neck Blouse
$88
www.nordstrom.com
A friend of mine has this blouse and the chiffon is beautiful.  The tie neck is so 70s and would look perfect with light-wash flared jeans.  This could double at the office when you need to dress up.

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Oversized Blouse
$275
www.nordstrom.com

I obviously love the drama of this top; it’s a statement piece.  You could dress this down with flares or up with black pants or shorts.  

 

3.1 Philip Lim
$375
www.nordstrom.com
I dont normally condone black and white prints with denim, but this blouse is so gorgeous I am willing to make an exception.  Stick to a dark wash, however. 

- LW


May 26th 2011

Request Line: Gray Shorts

LW

I have a question for you! I have a pair of silk gray shorts and am wondering what type of shirts would be best to wear with them? Suggestions? Thanks so much!

Those silk gray shorts sound amazing.  Depending on what shade of gray, and whether they have pockets, are flat front, pleated etc., here are some options I’ve seen for spring and summer.  The great thing about your shorts is how versatile they are.  I imagine you could wear them during the day or out - shorts are fab for that very reason & I would love to know where yours came from.  I just might need a pair! PS I apologize for the over abundance of options.  

        

     

My go to pairing for shorts and pants these days comes from Equipment - I just love their blouses.  The prints and fabrics are of such high quality, (expensive it’s true) but I wear my Equipment pieces over and over again.  An unstructured, structured blouse (as  I like to think of them) looks nice with shorts of just about any shape or fabric.  These blouses also look awesome with khaki/natural colored shorts, colored shorts, and jeans.  There is a lot you can do with them - they go from the office to out to weekend casual. 

Daddy Floral Print Blouse
$260 (long sleeve)
$158 (short sleeve)
Like I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE this print and I think it would look awesome with gray shorts.  The print has a vintage vibe which is so on point for the 70s look we’re seeing everywhere.  

Equipment Signature Blouse - Short Sleeve
$158
This hot pink would add pop to the gray shorts for some color blocking action.  I love the vibrant hues of the Equipment pieces.  

Equipment Signature Blouse - Long Sleeve
$208
This comes in a ton of colors; but it could look really cool to use a light colored blouse such as light blue/lilac or even white (depending on the shade of gray) for a minimalist, tonal look.  I’m not sure what type of silk your shorts are, but hopefully the silk is different enough to contrast slightly with the silk of the blouse. 

Parker Ruffle Wrap Top
$165

The colors in this tank pick up shades of gray - since it has a skirt, you could tuck it in, or if the shorts are relatively flat, this would look cute out and over them. This also comes in a dark purple which would be cute with a light gray. 

Tibi Racer Back Camisole
$158
This is sold out on in the orange on Shopbop in most sizes, but I’ve seen it on Revolve and Tibi.com too! Silk on silk with this tank would look really cool.  The hot pink and purple are brand new as of today - LOVE them.

Tibi Istanbul Tank
$185
I love this tank with gray - I think it would look awesome.  In fact I want this outfit now!   This tank would look particularly nice with shorts with any kind of detail on them - cuffs, pockets etc. 

Rebecca Taylor Firefly Cami
$245

This would look great with a slate gray - tucked in for night, out for day.   It’s on sale in strawberry for $171.


 If you opt for one of the camisoles, it would be cute to layer a blazer on top.  I love how blazers look with shorts and the shorts suit look is very “in” right now. 

Aqua Fitted Girlfriend Blazer
$88
I actually have this blazer, so I can make the recommendation - it fits like a dream, and the striped lining is a cute detail.  I wore this with my floral A&) shorts and a cream top, super cute.

 

Rachel Roy Pocket Jacket
30% off @ Shopbop - $276
This color would look amazing with gray, you could pair a brightly colored top underneath or just wear white for a fun going out look.  This
Soft Joie Tank ($88) or the Rachel Roy (below) would look great under the jacket with gray shorts as would the Tibi Istanbul tank (above).  The speckles in the Instanbul Tank in particular would pick up the bright blue of the blazer.

Or this Rachel Roy layered blouse:
 

 We’ve been obsessing over this Rebecca Minkoff Becky coral jacket ever since it sold out on Shopbop in .2 seconds.  It’s gone everywhere but I’m willing to bet there will be another shipment.  We will keep everyone posted. 

BB Dakota Julie Print Tank
$60 
For a casual look, if the shorts are small, this tank would probably look cute! 

Another option for a casual day look - the Patterson J. Kincaid Harlow Sleeveless Blouse ($80)

I have the long sleeve version of this and I wore it at least once a week during the winter.


August 10th 2011

I can’t stop wearing…

by Lauren

Joie Lace Top
$198 

I think love at first sight is for the birds EXCEPT if we’re talking about clothing and the love I felt back in March in a certain bloomingdales when my sister gave this joie number a test drive.  She passed on it at the time, but I stalked its whereabouts all summer.  Sadly it was sold out but much to my delight, Shopbop received another shipment of this little goody and I just had to have it.

Not one to commit the biggest fashion crime of all - wearing the same frock twice in a week - this top created an unyielding weakness in my style soul and I donned it TWO FRIDAY NIGHTS IN A ROW.  Already, I am in a committed relationship with its versatility, sweet sophistication, and sexiness.

Going out Friday two:

Venue: Happy hour transition to dinner + drinks with the girls

Joie Lace Top, Leather Shorts by Tory Burch, Rebecca Taylor Bestfriend Bag, Kara Ross bangle

Going out Friday one:

Venue: Dinner + drinks with friends, dive bar for a friend’s band’s gig.

Joie lace top,  BCBG bandage skirt (a la summer of 2009), KORS wedges, Jimmy Choo Clutch, Summer Dog



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