Item of the Week: Contrast Trim

Feb 14, 2018

The crispness of black and white cannot be overstated.  Contrast trim is back in a big way this spring, and some of the pieces are just to die for.  Here’s how to rock this sophisticated trend.

The contrast trim/piping trend is likely on order because the menswear pajamas look is back.  If you’re into that look or want to give it a try, this BCBG top in blush and black is cute.  Otherwise, let’s talk about black and white pieces.

This Finn & Grace blouse ($78) could be worn to work or with jeans.  I adore the little bows on the sleeves. And the v-neck will look lovely under a simple blazer.

If you have some money to spend, this Elie Tahari blouse is a showstopper. For something more relaxed, try this popover top with a vent sleeve from Chico’s.  And Everlane’s piped silk pocket shirt has just the right mix of office blouse and pajama top.

Plus-size? This Ralph Lauren cotton shirt is nice, so is this Calvin Klein top.  Petite?  Try this simple Ann Taylor blouse.  Maternity?  Have a look at this Corinne top from Hatch.

For something more classic, Boden has a wide selection of contrast trim items this spring.  The two best?  This positively Kate Middleton worthy Jane dress and Kaley occasion coat.  Both pieces are impossibly chic.

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  1. Kelley says:

    Any tips for wearing a tie-sleeve blouse under a blazer? Tuck the ties into the blazer sleeve? Let them peek out? I’ve been avoiding blouses with tie sleeves because of this issue.

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