Tube tops are weird.
Let’s cut right to it. They aren’t flattering on a large percentage of people. Tube tops, conceptually, feel like something that should be worn to a teenage birthday party circa 1990. But, every so often, you find a piece that throws all of your sartorial theories right out the window. And this tube-sweater-ruffle-crop-top is just one of those things.
I live in it. I have worn it to the beach, to work, to fashion week parties, on dates, and to dinners. You name it, this shirt can do it. It can be dressed up with a high rise skirt and mules or dressed down with cut off shorts and sandals. I have been pairing it with this oversized crochet sweater a lot lately. It gets me through the days of freezing cold AC in my office and out to dinner after work with friends (blissfully draped over my shoulders in this August weather).
Also, I know I’m focusing on *tube tops* and all of their mystery.
BUT please allow me to stray for a moment onto these sandals. They RULE. I got them in this brighter color way last summer at a Soludos pop up shop on Navy Beach in Montauk. And for the rest of the summer they barely left my feet. This May I bought them in the blue combo I’m wearing in this post, because when you find something that you wear THAT much you should get it in the second color. And if you can believe it — I wear this version even more! If you are into gladiator sandals with oversized tassels, run don’t walk, and grab a pair of these. You can thank me later.
Ok back to tube tops.
Are you as tempted as I am to bring these back in a big way? I’m pretty sure it’s happening.
Happy tube top Tuesday kids! xx
Wearing: The Nerd Jeans by The Great, Club Monaco Tube Top (also love this, this and this), Artemis Design Co Mini Marche Straw Bag (also love this round straw bag, and this great pompom straw tote!), Zara Crochet Sweater (similar style here, here and here), Soludos Braided Gladiator Sandals (also love them in this bright color), Karen Walker Harvest Sunglasses, NARS Roman Holiday Lipstick, Rebecca Minkoff Embroidered Leather Watch
Jewelry: Rebecca Minkoff Tassel Drama Chandelier Earrings (also love this similar style, these great earrings, and love this blue version), Belliza Knight Chain Choker Necklace (similar here), Rebecca Minkoff Sparkler Friendship Bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff Taco Stud Friendship Bracelet, Belliza Knight Evil Eye Bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff Climbing Rope Cuff (also love it in black and silver), Rebecca Minkoff Lola Friendship Bracelet (also love it in black and blue), Rebecca Minkoff Taco Stud Friendship Bracelet, Vintage Cigar Bang ring (similar here), Rebecca Minkoff Peace Sign Stud Earring, Bing Bang Crystal Shard Stud Earrings, Bing Bang Tiny Geometric Stud, Number ’13’ Stud Earrings Found on Etsy, Steven Alan Gold Bar Stud Earrings (also love these ones found on Amazon)
Photography by Lydia Hudgens