The minute I saw this sleeveless top with the roll neck it reminded me of something Jackie Kennedy Onassis would have worn. As one of the most undeniably great style icons in history, I had a picture of her in my minds eye wearing this top with big over-sized sunglasses. This vision firmly transferred itself in my head as me, minus the Manhatten penthouse and the 325 ft yacht!
The fabric is a woven polyester/spandex mix providing a crepe texture and a super comfortable fit with just enough stretch. The fabric weight is such that the wide neckline with fold over collar sits perfectly without collapsing and the straight cut of the body hangs flawlessly covering a multitude of dinner and cocktail sins!
Tried and tested, I washed this top on a cold gentle cycle with like colors, dried it on a very low heat for a short time and it came out like new. It may require a light press, which I did on the reverse, a habit I have so as not to create shine on the garment face.
This is a top that will ease it's way into fall simply by pairing it with a blazer or a long cardigan. I love not having the bulk that sleeves add when wearing cardigans or slim fitting jackets over a top. It also comes in black and it's inexpensive enough to buy both color ways at only $24.99 each!
Paired with ankle length skinny jeans the overall look is balanced. The extra leg length, rather than a capri or cropped style creates the illusion of being taller especially when the top is longer as in this case. Sky high stilettos help with the altitude too! These AG jeans are my absolute favorite brand by far for skinny jeans. They are still selling like hot cakes and they're definitely worth the investment from both a comfort and style perspective. Consider also wearing this top with long flared pants or a mid length pencil skirt for a smarter formal look.
Pearl earrings and bracelet are my preferred choice of accessories to heighten the sophisticated feel and to temper the distressed jeans. Plus the silk scarf tied around the handbag throwing a little pattern and French chic in honor of Jackie's descent on the side of her father!
Jackie proves that classic never goes out of style!
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Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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