If you follow me on Insta (@shanachristine), you’ll know of my latest obsession: The Peasant Top. If there’s one thing to add to your wardrobe this Spring, it’s this. (Bold words, I know). But here’s the thing: they look equally amazing with flares as they do with skinny jeans, and they’ll add instant polish to cut-off shorts come summer.
Besides, they’re just so cool. Peasant tops evoke a sort of just-rolled-in-from-someplace-fabulous vibe, an effortless beachy glam, like loose wavy hair and oversized sunglasses. However, if sunny skies and warm temps aren’t currently the view from your window….hello, turtleneck. #youknewthatwascoming
But finding the perfect peasant top is….tricky. Too many veer into the Terribly Loud Pattern category, or the Very Busy, Busy Print or the ever popular All Volume and No Drape, which, pattern or no, has the added bonus of making most of us look both short and wide.
Personally, I prefer a peasant top with an element of sophistication. While this often means a black-and-white color palette, I can get on board with color, as long as it’s done in a spirit of restraint. Keep reading to see which peasant tops I’m drooling over – and I promise all of them can be paired with flares, skinnies, cut-offs, half-tucked AND worn with turtlenecks, like…now.