I was browsing J.Crew a week or two ago for no good reason--what's new. And in the sale section, I found probably the cheapest thing in store: a striped sweater/top for $10, which turned out to be $8.50 with a student discount. It was bright, colorful and in a size XXS in women's, so you bet I took it home with me. (I bet you're surprised I didn't purchase anything from Crewcuts).
Since I've been really feeling this punchy top, here are three ways I found myself wearing it. If you have a bright top you've lost inspiration to wear, or wanna try somethin' new with it, you've come to the right place. And even if you don't have such a top, I think you've still come to the right place.
1. Over a shift dress + tights
2. Over a button down + rolled up khakis + oxfords/wingtips (coif not included but suggested for additional sass)
This was probably my favorite way I wore it. Wearing pants is so comfortable, esp. these chinos (is that what they're called? I feel unnecessarily racist when I say it?) also from J.Crew. Menswear inspired looks are my deal, and add a little kids flair and you've won me over. (the top is from Banana Republic. I've worn it for years. It has been the shirt that has helped me realize my penchant for collars, and it all started with a good sale, just like with today's story!)
3. With a long skirt + fun brooch
I wore this look on Valentine's Day! I felt like a walking strawberry short cake with my pastel pink knit socks from Anthrologie, and the overall pink/cream mix happening. The skirt is also from Anthro.
Heart pins, esp with an arrow through it, are very wearable. Really glad I got this gem long ago during a brooch rummage at the Brooklyn Flea. You really can't go wrong with heart-themed pins.
I have blogged three days in row. This is too good to be true. Or maybe the beginning of a very good truth. We'll see. Signing out.
senorita - justin timberlake