There are some outfit combinations that are worth coming back to, and this, I think, is one of them.  I’ve long loved a pretty white top — such a flirty, feminine counterpart to a pair of jeans – but one riff on that classic combo is to veer into much more dramatic territory. V. exciting.

I’m thinking, of course, of those sculptural white tops — the ones with a single voluminous sleeve, or a shoulder bow as high as your head. They probably have a wrap detail somewhere, and you can’t really layer anything over it, so they are very much Warm Weather Tops. But not too warm! Because, ya know…that one sleeve.

But if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years…it’s that drama comes in many forms. It may not have one-sleeve, but it will command attention nonetheless.  

We love a pretty white top — a flirty, feminine counterpart to a pair of jeans. A riff on that classic combo is to add drama with sculptural white tops.

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My own particular brand of drama these days is this ShopBURU Reversible Swing Top, designed by my friend Morgan. Not only is it dramatic from 360 degrees, but it can be turned inside out, too.  (There’s a metaphor in there somewhere.)

We love a pretty white top — a flirty, feminine counterpart to a pair of jeans. A riff on that classic combo is to add drama with sculptural white tops. We love a pretty white top — a flirty, feminine counterpart to a pair of jeans. A riff on that classic combo is to add drama with sculptural white tops.We love a pretty white top — a flirty, feminine counterpart to a pair of jeans. A riff on that classic combo is to add drama with sculptural white tops. We love a pretty white top — a flirty, feminine counterpart to a pair of jeans. A riff on that classic combo is to add drama with sculptural white tops. We love a pretty white top — a flirty, feminine counterpart to a pair of jeans. A riff on that classic combo is to add drama with sculptural white tops.

top | bottoms | similar sandals | bag | watch

 

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xo,

S

8 COMMENTS

  1. This top is Ah. Maz. Ing. Love this whole look. And am now reminded of two pretty fun white tops I have in my closet that would totally work in this combo! Also, “sexy Joan of Arc” cracked me up!!! Not a look I ever considered, I’ll admit!

  2. I love this combo. Can we talk flares for a curvy lady with short legs (moi)? Has anyone with, say, a 32 waist and a 30 inch inseam rocked the flares without accentuating the negatives? I won’t do cropped flares, I don’t think that’s a good silhouette for me, but if anyone can point me toward some awesome jeans that would work well for a gal with my shape (maybe Madewell?) that has some stretch (I can’t do unforgiving denim) I’d love to hear your recs.

  3. Danielle, I LOVE Madewell denim. I’m about a 32 (sometimes a 31 at Madewell) and I’m about 5’7”. I have two pairs of the flea market flares from there. They are long, but they have enough flare to them that you could cut them without ruining the shape. Otherwise, I would try Express. I’ve always had good luck with their denim, too!

  4. AG Quinne Flare!!! I’m fairly tall at 5’ 7” but with short legs and an hourglass shape. I do wear the Quinnes w heels but they actually make me feel leggy.

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