Wednesday, September 30, 2015

layering, made easy

DSC09199 Do you guys remember those "layered for you" shirts that were super popular in our middle school/high school days? The ones that had a fake white collar and white sleeves underneath a sweater to make it look like it was layered...but wasn't?

That's what I initially thought of when these new "layered for you" tops came out a few months ago, which made me hesitate at first. Then I saw them on a few people, and kind of loved the simplicity of it. Instead of fake layering a button up under a sweater, I think these are more mixed-media type shirts. I picked up mine at Loft a few weeks ago, and like I've mentioned, I have already worn it a ton of times and have received comments about it every time I've worn it. I think the appeal is that instead of trying to make you believe it's something it's not, these shirts own up to being just two different fabrics. The end result is an effortless "layered" look that doesn't remind you of 2002 ;)
Top: Loft [exact]
Jeans: Madewell [exact style]
Shoes: Converse c/o Shopbop [exact]
Bag: Madewell [save | exact]
Loft has quite a few of these "layered for you" tops currently. I, of course, love the black version - it would look so cute with black pants and bright accessories! 

Still not convinced, and would rather layer your own shirts? Here's my little tip:
via this really old post, when I used to wear blue sweaters over leopard shirts... ;)