Hello, hello, friends! We hope you're staying nice and cool in this heat. Even though it's been averaging high 90s to low 100s we're quite excited about this 3/4 sleeve striped top that's available in white/black and blue/white. Most people would think of it as work wear but we're gonna show you the many ways you can style this for after office hours! Take a peek below.
Time for some stripes to class up your look a bit! For my look I played in between the lines of work casual and chic with a hint of grunge. This top is just what I needed for this kind of look! I chose the white and black color because I felt it created a cleaner look which I wanted with the rest of my outfit being more edgy. My favorite part about this top has to be the ties on the sleeves. It makes a big difference from an every day work top to something stylish you'll want to wear all the time!
For this look, all black accessories are a must-have! I paired the top with a black high waisted denim skirt. I think this skirt adds a lot to our grunge factor because it's distressed and edgy. I highly recommend using this skirt if you are trying to go for that style! For my shoes, I decided to keep it simple with some matching black strappy heels. I really like them for this look because it dresses you up a bit, while not going over the top. They also have a thick brown heel which makes them more comfortable and casual!
To tie in our theme with the black accessories I added a black choker that is actually attached to a longer gold necklace with a hollow circle in the middle. Since the top has such a deep V neckline and the other necklace is longer, I also added a small simple triangle necklace. For my hair I went with a thick side braid on each side and topped it off with a messy side bun. There you have it, the ultimate look for lunch out with the girls or a fun shopping day at the mall!
I always love when I can pull off a chic look, and this striped top definitely helps with that job! This is a top that you can for sure wear with any style of bottoms to create your own unique twist.
For these hot summer days I paired this top with my favorite distressed shorts! The fabric of this top is super light and makes it still ideal to wear on days out in the sun. The mixture of this business casual top with these shorts gives me the idea to let loose and have fun downtown after work for drinks with friends!
I accessorized with a black marble necklace with gold accents to add a little darker color into my light outfit. I wore tan strappy wedges with this outfit to give my overall look a little more flirty! I typically never wear earrings so I decided to wear a pair of gray fringe earrings and instantly fell in love! The accessories totally helped to complete my outfit.
Stripes are a staple item for everyone's closet, they are just so classic! This week I chose to pair our tailored blue and white striped top with our flowing blush culotte pants. The colors are soothing to the eye but contrast each other in a striking fashion. The silhouettes of the top and bottoms also contrast in their fit and are what help to achieve a more relaxed vibe. The style that I wanted to achieve this week was comfortable but also effortlessly polished.
I feel like this outfit is a great representation of my own personal style, tailored but breathable. I also love items that have a vintage charm to them and I am totally getting that feeling from this styled look. I chose the blue top because it has vertical stripes which elongate the torso and give you a slim appearance while the bright blue color is so refreshing! I paired the blush culottes with the collared shirt because the color is warm and muted compared to the bright top and the contrast was pleasing to me. I love how free and breezy these pants feel!
The accessories that I chose were a silver double layered necklace and a pair of acrylic Dalmatian patterned hoop earrings. The silver necklace is very dainty and adds just the right amount of interest around the open neckline, while the hoops snap a real pop around the facial area!
Striped tops are a classic and you can't really have enough! I know I have a ton, but I don't have too many that are vertical stripes. The beauty about vertical stripes is how flattering they are, those magical lines just elongate and make things appear skinny! When I first saw this top I thought of an office look but since I don't work in an office I wanted to play it up in a cute, preppy way with a hint of sophistication.
I paired it with a light blue distressed denim skirt for that cool California girl feel. To break up all the blue I added a pop of mustard with my new favorite suede belt. I'm a sucker for mustard mixed with blues so it was really fun to put this together.
Since it's been windy (while being hot) I went for a pony tail but I took it to the next level by tying a neckerchief around it for that preppy style. Look closely, you might be able to spot a parrot and some tropical leaves. The yellow is highlighted in the scarf and brings it all back to the mustard belt. I adorned my ears with marbley teardrop earrings in cotton candy pink and blue tones. To keep it street style cool I paired this outfit with white sneakers for a clean look.
This striped blouse was so much fun to style! Because it's a blouse, but has no buttons, and shorter sleeves, I wanted to play between casual and dressy.
I got immediate east coast chic feels from this blouse. I knew I wanted to mix up the color palette and be sure to not incorporate black. With the blouse being white with grey pinstripes, I had plenty of room to play. I decided to style the blouse with olive green mini shorts, and beige heels. I continued to experiment by adding a navy blue hat with gold buckle detail. The hat pulled the accessories together, which was a gorgeous gold necklace with blue stones, amazing gold half moon shaped earrings, and oversized gold circle frame sunnies.
This look can go just about anywhere! From lunch with friends, to a shopping spree, wine tasting, or a day party, this look demands full attention!
We have found the perfect top, now all you have to do is pick the perfect color!
We hope you enjoyed this week's Styled By RIRE!
See you next week!