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Page 2 in the conversation "What are your go-to tops?" by gradfashionista
My go-tos are crossover tops like the one in my find. They visually distract from my mid-section and wash easily!
Laura(rhubarbgirl): I bought that same sleeveless green top you posted with some Nordstrom rewards $. That was my last purchase before deciding to go on a shopping hiatus. I need to work on losing weight anyway.
This Summer, I proclaimed a moratorium on t-shirts. Suddenly, they seemed hot, clingy, and unflattering on me, but buttoned-up tailored shirts were too confining in humid weather. I wanted loose, light, breezy tops, and I ended up with with a half-dozen I really love: three are cotton gauze, the other three fine cotton batiste. All are white or cream with delicate insertions of lace or embroidery, except one cherry- red print, and are either oversized, or shorter and loosely gathered from a yoke, and have loose sleeves. I've been wearing these blouses constantly with slim cropped pants, long shorts, or rolled skinny jeans, and find that the loose-over-slim combo makes me feel just structured enough, but free and comfortably cool. The lacy white tops are pretty with antique brooches at the neckline. You could call these feminine blouses boho, or boho-lite--not my usual style--but they feel deliciously summery to me. I found them at Madewell, Marabella, and in thrift shops.
@gradfashionista thanks for starting this thread! I've been finding that most of my tops are too drapey or too slouchy, bc that was the trend and I was trying to cover my belly. Now I am in the mood for a change and need more tailored, shorter tops to feel fresh. I'm not sure what these are yet - I'll have to do an inventory of my fall wear and then revisit this thread to see what I need.
I am not familiar with your style so I am not sure if you like off-the-shoulder tops. They are feminine, modern, fun, and elegant The ones in stripes in particular. They go with everything ...
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I tend to wear T shirts. Some are more dressy and some are more casual. It depends on what I am doing. I have an addiction to 3 Dots scoop neck 3/4 T shirts. They fit me very well. I have about 6 and would buy more if I could find them. The cotton is very soft and they wash well. Pic #1 I also love Sarah Pacini layering Ts. I have one. Then I have some graphic Ts. And an assortment of other ones.I try to buy other types of tops but I have not found any that dazzle me. I would rather accessorize. I did order a top from Nordstroms that got rave reviews from a Blogger (not Angie) and also on the website. No No No. The small was too big and it ended in a funny place. Back to T shirts. Pic #2. I can't do Finds but it was Trouve V neck Mixed Media Top. Great colour.
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Woven t-shirts. I have one by J Crew & one by Rachel Comey.
For summer I like woven fabrics, especially silk or linen, with assume trivial hems worn untucked. Silk woven pull on tees are a favorite. I avoid knits, especially cotton, as feeling hot and damp and too ordinary.
Summer = a variety of white button ups - boxy, straight, loose, flowing, short, long, straight hems, shirt tail hems, linen, cotton, silk, knitted, woven, tailored, casual.Winter = lands End turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks in the brightest colours they stock.Best wishes to all.
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