It is finally that time of year when summer meets autumn. I love the fall. The colors are bright. The days are still warm but, the nights are beginning to cool down.
It’s a great time to take some summer fashions into fall. Everywhere you look styles are changing. But who wants to buy everything new?
While volunteering last week at Dress For Success I decided to try out a trend I have been noticing.
Wearing a crop top over a shirt.
All summer I saw cropped styled tops. I am so too old for them but…. I can always find a way!
What do you think?
It shows a new fun look. I got a lot of compliments from the other ladies. I’d say it was a good idea.
Here’s some more examples I found surfing through the fashion mags and on-line sites.
Now the crop top I am wearing is a type of corset top. Spandex and cotton.
Ready for this? I bought it at Forever 21 and it was only $5.00. I also bought this one (again $5).
It’s a knit material. Lightweight and comfortable.
It’s also a fun way to add to a plain white button-down shirt.
(plain white button-down shirt from Old Navy)
The versatility of this is how many combinations: slacks, jeans, and even skirts you can mix.
So whether you are going to work, going out for fun, on a date, or with friends you can style this trend.
Even us 40, 50, & 60’s group can.
Now you know I like to find cool looks and duplicate them with either what I already have or can purchase for a lower price. I love doing that.
So, as I was going through one of my emails from Banana Republic I noticed this really cool look that I knew I could do from the clothing I already own.
I am really loving the boyfriend/girlfriend style of jean. To modernize the look they are cuffed 3 to 4 inches. Looks good at 1 to 2 inches above the ankle.
Here’s the Banana Republic look: (of which I really love)
(courtesy of Banana Republic)
I have jeans that are not so distressed (for me I think that is too young looking).
Part of fun is how they are cuffed.
One picture is the girlfriend/boyfriend style. The other is straighter but has a deep cuff.
I have an Old Navy pair that is lighter in color but less distressed, or even a straight leg dark blue Levi jean that looks classic.
Now to make the outfit more fun, let’s add a Houndstooth purse. I am seeing this purse all over for fall. What a fun accessory to add. Also, lets add a denim jacket. It’s a timeless classic piece.
Here is my look:
Old Navy Levi’s
Accessories can add to the look!
Heels Nine West (previously shown)
Purse no specific brand (previous purchase from TJ MAXX) similar here or here.
Vest, vests, vests any length
Denim can be mixed with any accessory