There are shapes, colors, attitudes you’ve always wanted to try. Let this be the year. Invest in something outside your expected style. Have a bit of frivolous fun. See how it feels. May of these cost so little, experimenting won’t be a hardship. Asian sites (recommendations are mixed) tend to offer less information. Pieces are not heritage apparel, but for now.
Sheer Blouses– Buy a camisole and put yourself out there. These are no longer scandalous.
Left: Hot Drilling See-Through Blouse-Front placket with buttons, shirt collar. Polyester with faux gems. $39.99
Right: Court Organza Shirt– Avant Garde meets vintage. Great over black strapless.Puff/lantern sleeves. Boatneck with exaggerated frill and ribbon. Pleated and folded. $29.99
Go Strappy – On trend. Graphic. Try leading instead of following.
Left: Striped Ribbon Sweater with Dangles– Crew neck. Over the head. Cotton blend. $64.99
Right: Hara Body Armor by MyMokondo– (there are several versions on this site) If you wear plain sweaters and tees, these will make something arty of what’s common. Intricately constructed polyester/elastane bands, centered horizontal and vertical wide straps, and choker lend the air of a 22nd century. $125.00
Live in Black & White? Do it differently.
Left: Swallow Gird Split-joint Cropped Vest– Cotton/polyester. $29.99
Center: Sculpted Turtleneck Tunic– Slim sheath topped with a wrap of black fabric, buttoned at the side and swooping to an asymmetric hem. Cotton/ elastane. $160.00
Right: Loose Split-side Cropped Blouse in black or white- Cotton/linen/Dacron. Tails. $37.99
Fresh Feminine Pant Silhouettes
Left: Bare Back Strapless Bowknot Splicing Suit. Polyester. $39.99
Center: Raffia Sleeve Jumpsuit by Juan Vidal: Bright blue. Outrageously fun tiered raffia sleeves. This is pure Spain Jumpsuit: cotton Raffia: 100% viscose. $625.00
Right: Modern Splicing Draped Ruffled Slim Jumpsuit: Pink lined ruffle. Polyester. Two piece. $52.73
Not Shown: Raffia Tiered Black Slim Skirt by Juan Vidal $490.00
Raffia Hemmed Mini Skirt $425.
Not Shown: Triangle Sweater Tunic by Aiken (Over your slim pants) $370.00
Coats of COLOR– Common’ You’ve always wanted one
Left: Puff Sleeve Asymmetric Open Topper– Polyester. $50.00
Center: Wool Knit/Fur like Coat– $60.81
Right: Le Manteau Sabe Long Trench Coat: Show stopping trench coat crafted from rich virgin wool. Covered button closure, oversized silhouette. 52″ length (size 40 FR) Oversized notched lapels. Long sleeves with belted cuffs. Angled besom pockets. Storm flap; gun flap Center back vent. Unlined wool. $45.99
Left: Hi/Lo Scalloped Shirt– Cotton/Dacron. $37.99
Center: Wrap Feather Skirt by JCP Ajares: Architecturally inspired with a dash of feminine whimsy. Polyester/silk with on-trend ostrich feathers used in an original and subtle way. $410.00
Right: High Waist Wide Leg Faux Leather Pants– Snappered waist. Pleated. On sale $145.00
The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.