Remember this look? It was featured with the 4th of July outfit ideas for the polka dot skirt. In case you missed it, you can read that post here. It shows three interesting ways to style the skirt including the outfit above. Pairing this top with the skirt shows a nice mix of patterns. Once upon a time, I never would’ve thought of wearing these two pieces together, but I’m glad I did! So what’s up next for this top?
I took this top and wore it two ways with the same pants. I purchased it from Ross a few years ago. I believe it is actually a dress, but because of the length, I wear it as a tunic. The pants are from Cato Fashions. They are pull on and comfortable. They have the benefit of being stretchy while holding you in.
When I tucked this shirt in…honey…you couldn’t tell me nothing! It’s something about creating that sleek look that makes me hold my head a little higher! Perhaps, it’s the clean lines. And tucking this top in makes it instantly ready for work! But wait. Did you notice the patterns? Yes, patterns with an “s”. Not only is there a floral pattern, but if you look closely, you can see that it is also striped. And let’s not forget the pockets! I won’t use them, but they are nice to have!
Alright, so now we see this top in all its glory. And honestly, I like this untucked just as much! Notice how it cinches at the waist and defines it. Here, you can see that it’s also a button up look, which is one of my favorite styles. It makes you look so tailored. The raised sides add an extra detail. So this top definitely checks off some boxes.
Now, about these pants. They are navy blue and slightly textured. And because the pants are a slim fit, they aren’t baggy underneath. Notice they come to the ankle. That’s great for someone like me who is 5’2. Side note: If you are shorter and don’t want to get a tailor, you have two choices. Either learn to sew or buy petite. And even though I know how to sew, I say no thank you. So I faithfully shop for petite pants. If I do get pants that need to be hemmed, I ask my friend to hem them for me. So that’s a third option. Get you a friend that can sew!
What’s next? Stay tuned for the next post (here) where I will be styling a set of pants three different ways! Thanks for reading friends! See you soon!