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The Good and Bad of Wrap Tops

Wrap tops are a classic we see every season. This season they are abundant, because the waist definition works well with oh-so trendy wide cropped pants, culottes, flares, and fuller skirts. The versions that are defined at the waist complement the high rise trend because the waists are in the same place. 

I think of the wrap top as a ‘70s star although it featured well before that decade too. There are four types of wrap tops, three of which define the waist:

  1. Classic wrap tops that are hip bone length or longer with a tie at the waist.
  2. Cropped ballet wrap tops that sit on or above the waist. Fits can be body-con, tailored or fluid.
  3. Faux wrap tops that are usually fitted, and sometimes fluid.
  4. Wrap-front tops that are very fluid and surrender the waist.

The collection below showcases the four versions across assorted fabrics, colours

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Fashion News Roundup: April 2019

Rent the Runway expands into children’s clothing, several new initiatives from H&M, and other style news that caught our attention this month.

Interesting Fashion Quote

I like what Katie Sturino of The 12ish Style says in her Week of Outfits post on Cup of Jo:

“As you can see, I like my colors BRIGHT. Fashion often pushes women — especially plus-size women — to wear black. Like we’re supposed to hide inside that lack of color. I have plenty of friends who do prefer to wear all black or all grey, but that’s just not my vibe. There is no destination

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Outfit Formula: Light Blue, Black and White

Combining light blue with black and white reminds me of the ‘90s. At least that’s when I wore the palette after the very bright ‘80s. I like how light blue adds a soft, pretty, and unexpected touch to a black and white look. The white adds crispness to the light blue, and the black toughens the vibe. 

Think of any way to combine light blue with black and white. Light wash denim and chambray count as light blue, and dark blue can be your black if you don’t wear black. Any shade of white will work. Here are four outfit ideas to get you

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Outfit Formula: Light Blue, Black and White

Combining light blue with black and white reminds me of the ‘90s. At least that’s when I wore the palette after the very bright ‘80s. I like how light blue adds a soft, pretty, and unexpected touch to a black and white look. The white adds crispness to the light blue, and the black toughens the vibe. 

Think of any way to combine light blue with black and white. Light wash denim and chambray count as light blue, and dark blue can be your black if you don’t wear black. Any shade of white will work. Here are four outfit ideas to get you

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Link Love: Hair Accessories Make a Comeback

From headbands to barrettes to hair slides, Fashionista reports that the humble hair accessory is making a comeback.

 Refinery29 found us “27 barrettes that’ve come a long way from ’90s butterfly hair clips.”

The Guardian gives us satin headbands, silk bows, and beaded clips.

Did you see the return of hair bows coming?

Ever since Kate Middleton started wearing them, more and more headbands have popped up in stores. Here’s some visual inspiration if you’re not sure how to pull it off yourself.

Fab Links from Our Members

La Pedestrienne found

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Weekly Roundup: Better than Basic

These items have been winners on my casual and smart casual clients recently. They are simple, but with design detailing that makes them more interesting than a simple essential. Most of the items are neutral, but some offer colour options.

&.LAYERED Tie Front Sweatshirt: This knit top looks cuter in person. Better than a simple tee, and less sporty than a sweatshirt. A little flirty and very comfortable. Available in neutrals and stripes. Might run a little big.

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