There is at least one Breton stripe or mariniére shirt in almost every example of a capsule wardrobe. Stripes are one of a select few prints in my closet. Animal print in a wide variety of colors and patterns is very on-trend this season. I’ve found a top that is a subdued combination of both prints. It goes with all my classic jackets and cardigans, and since it is a soft micro modal fabric, it is the perfect first layer.
This fabulous top is available from Covered Perfectly in both a scoop neck above and the V-neck style below.
Perhaps the reason stripes are so timeless is that they can be worn almost year-round and styled in various ways. Since it is a cold, snowy day here, it’s a good time to do an indoor photo shoot to show you a few of the ways I wear these new tops. Covered Perfectly tops have been my first layer, almost daily, every winter since 2013.
The combat boots are a new addition to my collection. They are the perfect cold, snowy day boots. My first layer is the print top; the second layer is a cashmere cardigan; lastly, I added a black mid-length coat I’ve had for more than ten years. The black jeggings are from Chico’s. The Zac Posen tote bag is my winter staple when I am out for the day.
Now let’s pretend it is a warm sunny day. I draped a white cotton cardigan over my shoulders, added Ked’s slip-on sneakers, and a Dooney & Bourke salmon-colored tote from last year.
Ready for my next meeting, I am wearing my trusty wool blazer from Everlane. The bag is old by Calvin Klein. The Frye Boots are from a couple of years ago.
Now that the workday is over, I can join friends for dinner at the new Thai place. The Vintage Pink minus the leather moto jacket is from Express. The Michael Kors crossbody bag is old.