Posts Tagged ‘cotton sun top’

Mix it Up

April 27, 2010

A client and I were talking the other day about how much we liked J Crew clothing.  I told her the only thing that bothered me was that  people didn’t realize they didn’t have to be J Crew head to toe.   It can, not always, but often become very predictable.  I love to take items from unexpected places and use with recognizable pieces.  For instance, J Crew has that cute little skimmer capri pant hands down.  In a beautiful rust, black, khaki, and I don’t know what else.  Take that pant and go to UAL or Blush and find a top that will look fantastic and make people wonder what in the world happened to your routine outfits!!!

Check-out this look and tell me what you think….

Cutest floral western shirt, cotton, snap pockets, western yolk in back, also comes in light and dark denim;  I’ll tell you where it’s from at the end.  Wear it opened with the ribbed tank and denim skirt (shorter if you’re younger!)…..pre~shush!!

Miley Cyrus/Max Azaria western shirt/ $14.00

Purple ribbed tank/ Gap/ $14.50

Banana Republic denim skirt/ on sale, $59.50

And now for the previously mentioned skimmer pant…..I love this little white cotton sun top.  It is appliqued at the top and hem edge.  Simple and summery and beautiful with the gray pant.   (wish the pic was larger) It would obviously go with any pant color or short.  The rust skimmer with the white top would be fabulous also.  Add the super cool necklace below or pump it up with a colorful scarf!!

l.e.i. cotton top/ $9.00 (yes 9)

J Crew skimmer capri/ on sale $59.50/ JCrew.com

Kenneth Cole gold and silver tone leave necklace/ Dillards.com/ $58.00

Well, what do you think.  Doable?  Absolutely.  Easy?  Yes!  All I’m saying is first, mix your pieces.  Play with the stuff in your closet and see what outfits you can come up with.  Secondly, add a little something, double layers, jewelry, a scarf,  just something to make it your own.  Above all, have fun with your wardrobe….call me if you’re having trouble, I love to have fun.

Okay, did you guess where the tops are from?  Wal-mart.  (Note I went for 100% cotton tops; construction is probably fair to good) All you savvy shoppers already know about the random little gems you can come across in unexpected places.  Plus, along with all your friends not having the same piece, very frequently you’ll save some bucks.  I’m just sayin’…..

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