The One Top You Need This Spring (And Summer)

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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.

 

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Outfit Details

turtleneck: Everlane Ribbed Wool Turtleneck c/o (yes it’s navy – wearing an xs)

blouse: Maison Scotch Lace-Trimmed Vintage Top (now on crazy sale!! wearing a size 1)  UPDATE:  sold out, but I just found a few at Gilt and ASOS.

jeans: Rag and Bone 10″ skinnies in Houston (25, my typical size)

boots: Nine West Suede Tiberia (size 5 and 7 only for $74), or here (all sizes 9-12 available for $160)…or the leather (not suede) version here for $99 (most sizes still available)

 

Shop Peasant Tops

First off, a fab Rachel Zoe maternity option on major sale (for Terri).  xo!

 

 

What other Spring/Summer pieces are you eyeing?  It’d be fun to style up a few now (and I’ll try to keep the turtlenecks to a minimum…..)

xo,

S