If an item combines two of my favorite things, it's an automatic yes in my book. Suffice it to say, this top had me with its blue-and-white stripes and off-the-shoulder neckline. It's the kind of piece that can be tucked into a number of different bottoms, from high-waisted denim to pencil skirts and trousers. On that note, these Tibi pants made me realize just how underrated a statement trouser is. Jewelry, shoes, and dresses seem to have all the fun, but a high-impact pant can also steal the show. The cross front panel, belt, and mild drop-crotch enhance the sculptural, almost military look of this paperbag pair. Since most of my trousers are pretty safe and straightforward, I love now having this edgier version in rotation.
Off The Shoulder
I've always had a thing for off-the-shoulder pieces, but flattering options are hard to come by. Back in high school, I loved the look of tube tops (which are inherently hard to pull off when you're on the bustier side) only to move onto strappy, flowy dresses after college. ...read more