J.Crew advertised this Striped Ruffle-Sleeve Tshirt as “a work appropriate tee,” and I was sold by the time I finished reading it. That’s some great marketing, J.Crew.
Truth be told, I have had this ruffle t-shirt on repeat since I bought it. It is the perfect feminine twist on a classic t-shirt, and I am smitten.
What’s not to love?
Black and white stripes scream iconic fashion. Every retailer and brand has their own twist on this classic, and it’s not going away any time soon.
STRIPES + RUFFLES = <3
The delicate ruffle sleeves are a darling accent for this otherwise classic style–the right amount of something special without being too much.
I last styled this tee for a weekend look, but in today’s post I’ve styled it for the office. You can go so many directions with this top (think skirts, dress pants, jeans, layered under a sleeveless dress, etc.); the possibilities are limitless, and I can bet this won’t be the last time you see it on me!
This time around, I paired it with a simple pair of skinny leg dress pants and pointed-toe pumps. For work, and really just in general, I don’t often wear a lot of jewelry. Instead, I usually stick to one statement piece (a necklace, in today’s case), and keep everything else pretty minimal.
I decided to add small [work appropriate] pops of color to this look in the form of a soft pink lipstick (MAC’s pink nouveau is such a flattering shade of pink) and mint green slingback heels. Again, simple touches can have a big impact. I prefer to err on the side of ‘less is more.’
You guys can create your own version of the look with the pieces below; I have linked all of my outfit details to help you out!
AND DON’T FORGET – KATE SPADE SURPRISE SALE!
Today Kate Spade announce the start of their Surprise Sale–going on now through the 25th, so there’s not much time. There are some really great items to grab at discounted prices. These sales are perfect if you need any birthday gifts, back-to-school items, or are even getting a head start for Christmas. Some of my favorites are:
- The perfect fall work bag
- I also love this go-everywhere tote
- A chic backpack
- A versatile cross-body in a fall hue
- A duffel bag that doesn’t look like it’s for the gym (perfect for weekend trips!)
- These pretty earrings
- A baby bag for the expectant mother (crucial: cross-body strap)
- A classic sweater with a special bow detail
COPY THE LOOK!
Thank you for reading today’s post. If you have a question for me, about this look or just in general, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below!