Two takes with one striped tank

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):

Librarian for Life + Style | Two takes with one striped tank, casual version

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.

Librarian for Life + Style | Natural waves, air-dried

Librarian for Life + Style | Two takes with one striped tank, casual version

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

Librarian for Life + Style | Two takes with one striped tank, casual version

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.

Librarian for Life + Style | Two takes with one striped tank, work version

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.

Librarian for Life + Style | Two takes with one striped tank, work version

Librarian for Life + Style | Two takes with one striped tank, work version

Details:  Grey trousers:  Gap, old  /  Striped cardigan:  Old Navy, gift-carded this winter  /  Bar drop earrings:  Kohl’s, old

Librarian for Life + Style | Two takes with one striped tank, work version

And there’s no need to scroll up again, as I’ve put together a side-by-side comparison from weekend-to-work:
Librarian for Life + Style | Weekend to Work collage
Happy Friday!

Link ups:  Friday’s Five  /  Casual Fridays  /  Fashion Informant Linkup  /  Friday Favorites Remix  /  Sunday Style

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10 thoughts on “Two takes with one striped tank

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

      I originally had my royal blue cardigan over the tank, but it just didn’t look right. The proportions were off, so I started looking at my cropped cardigans. And then LIGHT BULB! stripes with stripes. And I thought, “Do I dare? Oh yes I do!” 😀

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