Two Ways: Striped Peplum Top
Apr 2, 2013
Shirt: Panna Nyos Peplum Top ($140)
From Left, Ring: Mosaic Tile Ring ($35) Belt: Rochas Skinny Belt ($138) Bag: Winged Pushlock Tote ($76) Shoe: Sigerson Morrison High Heel Sandals ($350) Necklace: Lotus Bib Necklace ($238) Pants: Reiss Straight Leg Pants ($180)
From Right, Earrings: Silver Bolt Earrings ($78) Sunglasses: Ray Ban Wayfarers ($150) Bracelet: Spike Bracelet (sold out, similar) Bag: Warehouse Padlock Bag ($67) Shoes: Vera Wang Flats ($175) Jacket: Merona Trench ($50) Scarf: Sarti Scarf ($395) Jeans: Paige Skyline Denim ($189)
For Dinner with Friends. Since it’s recess here on Capitol Hill, I thought we would skip the traditional work outfit. Though, if you’re curious what it would be, how about a navy pencil skirt and a slightly-cropped citron cardigan?
This outfit combines my current-favorite spring color, pale pink, with the navy striped top for a casual but chic look. (You could also wear red pants, but it felt a bit “hello, sailor” to me.) I added a belt to emphasize the waist (cheaper version, here), and a grey block heel sandal.
This navy tote is serviceable knock-off of the Philip Lim Pashli Satchel, but at a much sweeter price.
As for the jewelry, I adore the punchy pink color in this inexpensive ring. It’s such a fun spring accessory. And the open-work on this necklace gives you a strong piece without being too heavy. I also liked this $50 half-moon necklace, and this filigree bib. But you could choose something in a color like this baby pink necklace from Guess.
For Saturday Shopping. My springtime uniform for casual days basically consists of a striped top, denim, flats, a scarf and a trench. It’s easy, it’s chic and it’s comfortable.
This look brings a bold red trench to the party, but you could easily choose another color. I adore this deep green trench from ASOS, though I would probably switch out the buttons for a lighter-colored tortoise.
I chose this ivory scarf because it’s a good basic (I own the much cheaper Love Quotes version), but you could also try a print. This teal scarf would look great with the green trench linked to above, or keep the red coat and try this navy and white print scarf.
I used silver jewelry for this outfit to match the padlock on the bag. This isn’t essential, it just felt like the best option. These bolt hoops are very cool, and I love the stacked spike bracelet. Sadly, it’s sold out. Instead, try this similar bangle from Karmaloop or stack up these House of Harlow bracelets.
Lastly, I chose navy flats because I think they’re a good basic when wearing skinny denim. If you want a cheaper pair, give these Bloch ballet flats a try. You could also pair this outfit with tan or gold flats.