Today, I’m highlighting the versatility of this black-and-white striped tank top and participating in Audrey’s “One Piece Many Ways” link up — and, update, also showcasing my favorite pattern, stripes, in the latest IFB project. Scroll to the bottom to see several different ways I’ve worn this tank top throughout all four seasons this past year. I’ve worn it under jackets, sheer blouses, cardigans, scarves, and layered over dresses, and I’ve paired it with shades of red, green, blue, black, chambray, grey, and pink.
It is a VIP layering piece, for sure, but I wanted to go simple today and showcase it for what it is, a tank top. I paired it with a simple black skirt and an equestrian-style bow belt. Strappy black wedges and gold jewelry rounded out this simple yet striking look.
Details: Striped tank top: Old Navy, last summer / Black skirt: Maurice’s, old / Black strappy wedges: Target, last spring / Bow belt: Mango, from another dress / Long gold necklace: UAE, my mom’s / Gold earrings: My paternal grandmother’s, old / Vintage wicker-and-bakelite purse: Chicago art fair, old / Brown cardigan: Gap, old
Location: Mural on the side of a local scooter store
And here are a couple of shots with my brown cardigan, which I carried as a cover-up as we went shopping. I really liked the simple color combo of black, gold, and brown.
And as promised, here are many ways I’ve remixed this striped tank top, which I picked up last summer. Its cost per wear in the pennies by now, as this tank top has turned out to be a great staple in my closet! I think its longer length has helped add to its versatility — and feeling of personal comfort, as I have never worried about it riding up. That’s a key consideration for us long-waisted ladies. 🙂
Link ups: One Piece Many Ways Link Up / IFB Project #107 / Style Sessions / Real Girl Style / Dress for the Day / Keeping It Casual / I Feel Pretty / Wardrobe Wednesday / What I Wore Wednesdays / Whatever Works Wednesday / Summer Style / Three-fer Thursdays / Friday Favorites Remix / Friday’s Fancies / Favorite Fashion Friday / Sunday Style