Several months ago, I was musing about the revival of crop tops and suggested that they might actually be useful layering pieces.
This is what I was thinking.
Please note: You may think this looks like fur, but it’s not. Coat of an unkempt yak? Quite possible. The content is largely wool, with some synthetic fibers mixed in.
Frankly, I am having a little difficulty imagining how this top could be anything but a layering piece because it’s toasty warm and fuzzy.
If it were hot, I would be roasting inside this top. But if it were cold, I wouldn’t want to be walking around with bare arms and I would hate the feeling of fuzziness on bare skin. So I think it has to be worn in cooler weather, over a blouse.
Let’s visit the details, shall we? They’re good ones.
To round things out, a white blouse, a pencil skirt with a metallic sheen and BOOTS. I love boots in the cold weather months — there is something so chic about a trim pair of boots with a skirt or dress.
I’ll also put in an encouraging word about pencil skirts here, too. There is some variety among pencil skirts; they aren’t all cut the same way. Some are tapered along the thighs and narrow toward the knees and others are straight from the hip down. So, if you think you can’t wear a pencil skirt, you may want to keep trying and keep in mind that if you find one that fits nicely through the hips and thighs but is too big around the waist, you can probably have the waist taken in.
Top: Hache from YOOX; Blouse: Talbots; Skirt: JCrew; Boots: Kenneth Cole; Bag: Coach Gramercy Satchel
8 thoughts on “An Unexpected Texture”
Pencil skirts and boots are like Hepburn and Tracy. The overall look is tidy and sexy at the same time somehow. The vest adds texture and interest, even the zip in back. Great find. Kate
I love this metaphor! (Simile?)
So well put, Kate — thank you!
Love this top!! Reminds me of one I had that was green with 3/4 length sleeves—until I thoughtlessly put it in the washer/dryer! Ugh! I think your outfit is very contemporary and wonderful—the dichotomy of the classic pencil skirt with the interesting fuzzy vest! Love, love, love it!! jodie
Oh no, Jodie! Sometimes things just slip through . . . and THE MACHINE cleans another victim.
Fabulous outfit – brava!
Somewhere there is a very chilly, shorn muppet.
But really, that is a very elegant and hip outfit, yet the vest gives it just that necessary bit of humor and whimsy to keep it from being too serious.
This made me laugh out loud, and then immediately start singing, “It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to get things started on the Muppet Show tonight!” Michael laughed, too — but he did not remember the lyrics.