Before a meeting downtown last week, I combed through my closet looking for something that was professional, but not too stiff (meetings in the creative industry allow for some wiggle room, but I didn't want to look like I'd dressed for a casual coffee with friends). That's when I remembered a gingham top I'd ordered the week before. The silhouette is professional, but the exaggerated bell sleeves provide a fun, unexpected detail while the picnic-inspired print winks at the fact that it's summertime. At the last-minute, I swept my hair into a low ponytail and swapped my over-shoulder bag for an edgy clutch that draws the eye to the sleeves, a simple trick I learned from a stylist on set.
I have to admit I haven't always been a huge fan of the off-the-shoulder trend. It's difficult to find a top that stays put and looks good even when I'm moving around, which becomes all the more challenging when playing with Sloan is thrown in the mix. This piece was designed to ...read more