Clothes vs. Outfits: Striped Tee Edition
Jan 16, 2014
Who doesn’t own a striped tee and a pencil skirt? These basics look great together, but an outfit they do not make. This L’Agence top is a great option, but if you need something less expensive, this Modcloth top is $25 and this Aeropostale scoop neck tee is just $6. Plus-size? This Ralph Lauren top is a great choice.
For a classic office look, pair your striped tee with coordinating black separates or a black business suit. To add some color, I chose this scarf with a bit of black, a bit of a blue and just a hint of orange. If you need something less expensive, try this blush and black scarf from Sole Society or this cheetah print scarf.
The shoes are the very-comfortable Perfect Pumps from Ann Taylor. Everything in the store is currently 50%-off, so don’t miss out on these! Also, how fabulous is this ring? I love the square shape and the black resin accents. I feel like it’s a piece that I would wear all the time.
The second outfit is a more modern take on work staples. The tweed jacket mixes black, navy and hints of leather, while the practical pumps have been replaced with ankle boots. Looking for a jacket for less? Try this Ann Taylor tweed moto jacket (also in tall and petites) or this black and white moto jacket from LOFT. Plus-size? Have a look at this spearmint and black tweed jacket from Jones New York.
For the accessories, I chose a charcoal bag over a black one. I feel it lightens the look just enough so that it’s not all black. To coordinate I chose these House of Harlow studs with grey stones. I also like these Henri Bendel hematite and gold, pave stack rings, if you want a little more sparkle.
If you’d like a look that is less corporate and more casual, add a short sleeve sweater over your long sleeve tee and push the sleeves up a bit. I chose a black tee, but there’s no reason that you couldn’t go with a color. I would try cobalt or citron.
The necklace I chose mixes pewter with a burgundy Lucite. It’s phenomenal in person. Need something less expensive? Try this simple Ann Taylor stone necklace or this more ornate WHBM one, both under-$75.
I also selected these phenomenal Jeffrey Campbell heels. I bought them before the holidays, and I love them. They’re surprisingly comfy. Need a wallet-friendly ankle strap pump? Try these classic pumps from Caparros or these more modern heels from Sole Society.