Monthly Archives: June 2017
As you may have already noticed my uniform of lately involves predominantly relaxed tops and jeans. I feel the best in this easy ensemble – look-wise and comfort-wise. The first top is from the exclusive for Nordstrom brand Leith, which offers affordable, feminine pieces on trend. Although it is not very relaxed, it is not as body-hugging as some of the pieces I used to wear in my twenties. Nobody does relaxed, statement tops like Free People. I usually stalk Macy’s website for promotions on my favorite pieces from the brand. I love both the blouse and the sweatshirt for the cool prints (not too transparent), feel-good fabrics and super comfort. What do you guys think of these easy, casual looks?
These three outfits combine two of my favorite trends this summer – the off-the-shoulder and the statement sleeve trends. If I have to pick one favorite look I will have to go with the first look. While all of the looks make a statement, the first one makes me feel the most comfortable in terms of “coverage”. In addition, the combination of smocked elastic detail and tiered crochet on the sleeve is not one you see every day. For a more trendy, youthful styling, check out the model here.
The dress also features killer sleeves but in a more subtle way. I have to admit I purchased the dress so I can pair it with my new espadrilles. It came in with a few wrinkles but after taking care of those I saw the potential of this LWD (little white dress). The fabric is very casual (but lined) so it is the perfect vacation dress or cover up. Paired with the right accessories and shoes specifically, it can be elevated to a perfect date night outfit. I also love the smocked elastic neckline (similar to the first top) which I believe stays in place better than a simple elastic band.
The last top is not your typical statement sleeve top. While the lace sleeves are unique, I think that the overall top design with peeking lace accents is what made me want to keep it. True to the Free People brand, it is quite transparent but still in a classy way.
The best part of statement sleeves pieces is that they are, well, statement. That means that everything else can be kept pretty simple which always makes getting out of the door easier. What do you think of these outfits?