February 11, 2014

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

 

18 Comments
  • Danielle S
    February 11, 2014

    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 :)

  • Belinda
    February 11, 2014

    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?

  • Lisa D
    February 11, 2014

    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.

  • Lisa D
    February 11, 2014

    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.

  • Lisa D
    February 11, 2014

    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?

  • Meredith
    February 11, 2014

    I have and love my patch jeans from H & M..they are perfect!
    http://m.hm.com/us/product/09501?article=09501-A#shopOrigin=SA&mediaType=STILL_LIFE_FRONT
    And so affordable.

  • Meredith
    February 11, 2014

    H&M has a great pair of patch denim in their sale section..I own and love them!!
    http://m.hm.com/us/product/09501?article=09501-A#shopOrigin=SA&mediaType=STILL_LIFE_FRONT

  • Bryn
    February 11, 2014

    I’ve had my eye on everlane lately. Good to know you size up!

  • Becca
    February 11, 2014

    Is the Soft Joie tee really dry clean only?

  • Nell
    February 12, 2014

    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??

  • Joules (from Pocketful of Joules)
    February 12, 2014

    You are AWESOME. I have a similar pair of grey arm warmers from a Plaid Barn flash sale that I wear all the time, but I never thought of throwing them on with a t-shirt. Perfection!

  • Chelsea
    February 12, 2014

    Nailed it! So looking forward to recreating the 1997 look.

  • Kim
    February 13, 2014

    All looks very cute an stylish! I love those jeans but have yet tried Ag jeans as I need at least mid rise and they all seem to be on the lower rise side?
    Kim
    http://www.superchicmom.com

  • Ginny
    February 13, 2014

    This might be my favorite post ever.

  • Vera
    February 13, 2014

    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?!?

  • Frances
    February 13, 2014

    You probably saw this already but there’s the J Crew Prima jersey drop in stripe (drapey = pooch hiding?)
    https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/knitstees/longsleevetees/PRDOVR~A1556/A1556.jsp
    Love your new interpretations of old closet staples!

  • Clever Girl Reviews
    February 14, 2014

    Love the idea of a cowl! I hadn’t thought about it, just scarves!

  • Kelly
    February 16, 2014

    I just got this gap striped v neck in white from gap- I love it. It’s super soft and fits great- not see thru. http://m.gap.com/product.html?dn=gp918276012&dv=1&shopid=0&pdn=gc17076

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