what i want today: textural tops

this spring, i can’t help noticing that designers are returning to some of the tricks of the trade that really make me ooh and aah. intricate pleating, ruffles, and other fabulous details turn everyday styles into something really extraordinary – finally, you don’t have to look like every other girl on the street.

this pleated tunic/minidress by jovovich-hawk ($395) would be endlessly versatile for the warmer months. pair it with a slim black trouser now (just swap out the slip for a cami), and wear it solo for a fabulous outdoor party dress when summer’s in full swing. the texture is so striking, i don’t even think you need to accessorize this – it speaks for itself. hmm, well, maybe just a bold cocktail ring (which would be 20% off with code CYBR20)

i love the gorgeous slate blue color and the over-the-top ruffling on this silk top by joie ($185). this would be every bit as cute with a white pencil skirt as it is with shorts – and those lovely ruffles are sure to hide the results of one too many frappucinos.

and the pintucked top and bold belt on this girly taffeta blouse by twelfth street ($192) just scream summertime chic to me – again, love this with a pencil skirt, maybe a wide-legged ash grey pant, jeans, tailored shorts…the options are endless. oh, and it’s an additional 25% off (today only!) with code 25TODAY.

these are just a few of my faves – if you’re in the mood for a little extra za za zoom in your closet, i’d suggest a stroll through shopbop’s spring blouse collection – they’ve done a really excellent job of pulling some unique options together.

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