You know that fabric that wrinkles the second you put it on your body? This romper basically wrinkled the second I pulled it off the hanger after steaming it. I have no idea how to combat that sort of thing, but it occurred to me that I should move to a walking city. Or a city where you stand on a train so nothing wrinkles. Or, we could stop making clothes out of this material. Or I could stop buying this material. Orrrrrrrr....this romper is cute, so who cares?
I love figuring out how to wear items in different settings. A pair of dress pants for a girls' night out, a slouchy casual top for date night, a classic LBD to the beach. Work to weekend has always been one of my favorite features on the blog, and since I've been wearing my favorite items more times and more places, it was time to bring it back.
Today's challenge: These slouchy striped pants. They've got a cool vibe that I loved the second I put them on, and I could easily imagine them in a number of settings. Work, date night, beach...they felt like they could work every day. First up: How I wore them to work. This long trench flowing behind me when I walked made me feel way cooler than I actually am, and adding a bright top made my Monday feel much less blah-y.
Fast-forward to the weekend, and I threw these pants on for brunching with my lady friends. It was a beautiful crisp day, perfect for a patio as long as you had a light sweater. Later that evening, I swapped my slide sandals for scrappy heels and wore a black silk tank and leather jacket. Date night. Boom.
As I continue to try and hone in my style and get my wardrobe just right, I like to keep a running list of things that I'm looking for. I've learned one thing about shirts - I like 'em sleeveless more often than not. In the Summer, I usually wear a jacket at work because it's freezing, but then immediately ditch the jacket before I go outside to avoid melting.
There are a few things my tops must be - cute and unique is obviously at the top of the list - but I'm also looking for tops I can wear from work to going out to weekend. I did a little digging on Shopbop to see if they had anything I needed (and they did, as always).
I think tops are one of the most important pieces of the wardrobe (and packing, too). They offer the most variety to your look, so if you're going to collect anything, tops are the thing. I love each of these because they're interesting enough on their own. The 3.1 Phillip Lim would be awesome on the weekends with joggers. The sass & bide top is SO unique, I could see it under a jacket for work and then without for after hour cocktails. And the DVF top is a classic. Black or white ankle pants for work, cute chambray shorts and wedges for the weekend! Summer wardrobe achieved.
This post is sponsored by Shopbop, if you need me I'll be continuing my quest for the perfect shirt over there.