Have you had that moment that we all seem to get at the start of a new season where you stand in front of your closet and realize you have NOTHING to wear?! That happened to me last week, so I hit the thrift store. And of course, I mostly bought for Darah, but I did snag a cute and on trend top from Ann Taylor Loft for $3.50!
But thrift stores are so hit or miss, and you definitely can’t always find what you are looking for by shopping there. Believe it or not, I do also shop retail. I’m just very selective about where I do my shopping! As much as I love the prices at places like Forever 21, I don’t like feeling like all my parts are hanging out everywhere. At the risk of sounding old fashioned, why can’t I look nice without looking like I’m not wearing enough clothes? In fact, I think that once you are out of college, less is NOT more when it comes to clothes (unless you have genes like Beyonce Knowles. In which case we can’t be friends).
One store I love to shop at is DownEast Basics. It is a great place to shop for more modest clothing, all without feeling like you suddenly relegated yourself to the embarrassing section of the department store (you know what I’m talking about…).
Here are my suggestions for tops to consider this season!
1. Mirror, Mirror. This blouse makes me think of the beach, but not so much so that it can only be worn there! What a beautiful way to look effortlessly elegant. Pair with your favorite denim (or even some cute short) and some flats. Add some chunky jewelry and you are ready to roll.
2. Royal Ruffle. This takes the tank top to places it has never been before! I love how DownEast Basics took something that is the ultimate in casual and made it dressy! So cute!
3. For you real bargain hunters out there, may I suggest the Appliq-A-Ok top? I own it, and I adore it! And it is currently on sale for $12.99. I can tell you that you will be so glad you got this top if you purchase it! It goes with everything, and dresses up or down with ease!
So what about you? What are some of the styles you will be sporting this summer? Any top picks of your own to share with others? Any jewelry picks??? (I stink at picking out jewelry!)
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