Thanks to my friends at Zappos, I’m quite excited to share with you three of my classic spring style tips featuring the quintessential colorful racerback tank, the LBD (little black dress), and the bustier/structured crop top.
The Colorful Racerback Tank: Alright real talk… I can rock a black turtleneck, black pants, and black shoes alllllll winter long and feel ~*totally*~ edgy and minimal and just #holierthanthou but the SECOND warm weather hits I can no longer resist the allure of colorful prints. Like IDGAF if I’m never going to Coachella, or I find the ubiquitous dream catchers found in 99.9% of freshman girls’ dorm rooms both creepily dystopian and casually racist, or what. I F*CKING LOVE COLORFUL PRINTS WHEN SPRING ROLLS AROUND IDC IDC IDC. Luckily, there are other ways to pair these types of easy breezy tops other than with *~festival jorts~* which personally flatten my butt and give me a Hank Hill behind which is not v. optimal for bringing boys 2 my yard [via vegan milkshake]. I paired my Mara Hoffman tank with crisp white jeans, silver snake print heels, and lots of similarly cool toned baubles from my babes at Stella Valle.
The LBD: I LOVE this Stylestalker puppy. It’s one of those rare dresses that’s somehow manages to be both sexy AND intimidating at the same time. It’s tight and black and short but it’s also got this rad gold hardware on it and the long black sleeves balance out the dangerously low V. For all the small chested girls out there, THIS IS OUR #MOMENT. Small chests can really just rock the eff out of this deep V trend rn, because with us it’s all just clavicle and sternum and by negating the overt sexuality of this piece, it transforms the cut from simply too revealing to *~*~*sTyLiSh*~*~*.
The Bustier: While it may be a bit intimidating to rock lingerie as outerwear, bustiers and underwire crop tops are actually quite easy and fun to wear. I know what you’re thinking. Easy? It’s *literally* underwear. In the daytime. As a “look”. But trust, the cropped length of these babies necessitates high waisted bottoms (diaper-esque drop crotch optional – I personally like to feel my inseam around my knees…makes me feel alive) which in turn, gives off a consciously revealing aesthetic (as opposed to unconsciously revealing a la belly shirts and low rise jorts, blue collar pop culture dream of America circa 2003. I don’t think we “got” it back then.) Also v. important for the small busted girls out there: DON’T BE AFRAID OF NOT FILLING OUT THE UNDERWIRE. It doesn’t even matter I swear. There’s like a two inch gap between the cup and my boob but it doesn’t matter when you have another layer over it. The gap actually just makes you look way skinnier, kind of like the way models on the runway are able to twist and turn their entire torsos around in their strapless gowns without having any of it touch their skin and everyone’s still, like, really into it. Pair with sharp blazer and pointy heels and you’ve got yourself the po-mo exposed look of 2014.
| Dress: Stylestalker c/o Zappos | Jewelry: c/o Stella Valle | Shoes: Zara |