Style Basics: Three Ways To Wear V-Neck Tees In Winter

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 If I had to survive with only one shirt, I'd probably pick one of my thin, drapy v-necks.  The low neckline flatters the bust, the drape hides a pooch and they look cool dressed up or down.  Besides, I became addicted to the v-neck while nursing FOR ALMOST FIVE YEARS GOOD LORD and I just can't quit 'em. 

But.  In winter, they are freezing.  Here's how I'm warming them up.

With Arm Warmers and a Faux-Fur Cowl

With heels and a sparkly belt if you are feeling especially glamorous, but this outfit works equally well with everyday boots.  A faux-fur cowl is my go-to around the house (being bald is very, VERY cold) and the arm-warmers actually make a difference!  (They're no turtleneck sweater, but they do alright.)

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wearing:

cowl: old Urban Outfitter…love this one, and it's washable

tee: old Soft Joie (easily my most favorite tee ever) – here's a current one

arm warmers: old, Etsy – but LOVE these or maybe these 

jeans: old AG – call me crazy but are these JCPenny jeans similar?

heels: old Aerosoles – but this pointy-toe pump from Nine West is even cuter.

lipstick:  Tarte Matte Liptint in Lively

 

Under a Flannel, With a Pile of Delicate Necklaces

There's something about the combo of a low neckline, soft flannel, and a tangle of delicate necklaces.  A pretty bra, always.

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And my Uggs?  There's probably a better choice, but I'm always in Uggs these days.  Especially with a flannel-shirt-as-cardigan.

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wearing:

necklaces: an old one of mom's, Stella & Dot Piper necklace, Gold Twig necklace – a present from Grace!!

tee: Gap (size M)

flannel: old J.Crew…but I love this one on sale at Bloomies

jeans:  Ugh, I'm getting sick of trying (in vain) to find another pair of patched denim.  Instead, may I present my fav Rag and Bone at 30% off?

boots: Classic Mini Uggs

 

Color-Blocking With A Long-Sleeve Tee

This is an old trick, circa 1997.  Even the shoes!  And the over-sized denim!!  

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The only difference between this and my college uniform is the hat and bright lipstick.  And now we call wearing two t-shirts "color-blocking" like it's some fancy thing.  #itsathing

 

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wearing:

hat: ASOS – one with ears are all sold out, but this huge pom one is adorable

tee: Everlane, woman's vee, size M

long-sleeve tee:  old….this one is also great for layering (am currently looking for a long-sleeve, striped v-neck tee – anyone know?)

jeans: J Brand Aiden boyfriend jeans (size 28 on sale here….other sizes full price here)

sneaks: Converse

 

 

Any other ideas?

xo,

S

 

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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.

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18 Comments

  1. Hi Shana! As my first time commenting – I feel like I’m almost bursting with things to say … But I’ll start simple: what’s that amazing lipstick you’re wearing 🙂

  2. Awesome post as always..you never disappoint.! Yes lipstick colors? And how is the fit and sizing of the aiden jean? Up or down size or did you stay the same?

  3. Have you tried the following for long sleeved striped shirts?
    Sundance – just saw some ruched shirts in the catalog tonight
    Boden USA – I’m on restriction, so I haven’t looked recently
    Garnet Hill – ditto
    Target – no, seriously! I just bought a cute black & grey striped long- sleeve shirt on the clearance rack ($6, boo yah) this past Sunday.

  4. Have you tried the following for long sleeved striped shirts?
    Sundance – just saw some ruched shirts in the catalog tonight
    Boden USA – I’m on restriction, so I haven’t looked recently
    Garnet Hill – ditto
    Target – no, seriously! I just bought a cute black & grey striped long- sleeve shirt on the clearance rack ($6, boo yah) this past Sunday.

  5. Just checked Garnet Hill – no striped v-necks, but the Horizontal Cable Cashmere sweater that was featured a few weeks ago is on sale for $138 (from $228); and there’s the reason I’m on restriction. How can you pass up a deal like that?

  6. I wear mine with a Wilma open blazer or open cardi. With scarf for chest coverage.
    Any luck on the perfect not see thru drapy white tee??

  7. Love the flannel. And I have a warm glow of nostalgia seeing you recreate my college wardrobe with #3. Color blocking? We were so ahead of the times ha! Remember when we color blocked our SOCKS?!?

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