Today’s post incorporates two different looks with the same striped tank (alert — lots of pics ahead!). Instead of a day-to-night, it’s a weekend-to-work kind of post.
And if you’re asking yourself, “Wait, hasn’t Jennifer worn this top once this week already?” The answer would be yes AND no. I wore this new striped tank for the first time last week, but the post didn’t get published until Monday of this week.
Casual weekend wear (Look 1):
I wore this outfit this past weekend while running errands. The top’s untucked, so you get to see the dark navy stripes at the bottom. The denim jacket and cropped khaki ankle pants add to the “casual” vibe, and switching out the flats for sandals during the summer would definitely amp that up. It’s still a bit chilly up here for spring, hence the flats.
Details: Striped top: Old Navy (on clearance and gift-carded two weeks ago) / Denim jacket: Kohl’s, old / Khaki ankle pants: Macy’s, gift-carded this winter / Flats: DKNY via Macy’s, Fall 2011 / Pearl drop earrings: Bridesmaid’s gift, old
Work wear (Look 2):
For work on Wednesday, it was our day to wear the color blue to support our faculty union, so I turned again to this striped top for its many different shades of blue. What made this combo more work-appropriate was the swapping out the khaki ankle pants for wide-leg trousers, and the denim jacket for a cardigan.
And pattern-mixing stripes!!! 😀 I think it works here because the navy background of the cropped cardigan echoes the dark stripes on the bottom of the tank. It looks more proportional and purposeful in a surprising way. Or at least, it surprised me how well it all went together.
Details: Grey trousers: Gap, old / Striped cardigan: Old Navy, gift-carded this winter / Bar drop earrings: Kohl’s, old
And there’s no need to scroll up again, as I’ve put together a side-by-side comparison from weekend-to-work: