when i first spotted this top (j.crew’s laporte drape blouse, $110), i loved the draping, but wondered whether it would flatter. i really didn’t see the wisdom of it all until i saw the styling potential.
nice enough, right? perfect for those days when you’re looking to hide an extra cupcake or two. but now check it out with styling…after:
fabulous, right? the destroyed denim and the flat gladiator keep the silk-and-pearls look from being too dainty, and i love seeing those pearls worn cross-body. i’d never have come up with it, but i have no doubt i’ll be using this trick all spring. personally, i’d try this with any number of anonymous silk shells we all have in our closets…if you can, add a scarf to the mix to give the same texture and flow this top has, but i think it’ll be genius either way.
sometimes j.crew annoys me (please, please stop changing your denim cuts and shoe sizing!)…but then they show up with styling this good and utterly redeem themselves.
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