Transitional Fall Outfits from Everlane


Most years, I feel a little bit at a loss style-wise as we transition out of the winter months into spring and summer. In Minnesota, so much of the year is spent in freezing temperatures that bundling up and living in jeans and a sweater is my ultimate comfort zone. I usually struggle lots with dressing for warmer weather and coming up with creative outfits that I feel good in! But this year, I’m feeling the opposite - it’s as if I’ve forgotten how to dress for fall. My style has evolved quite a bit over the past few years, and I think that ever-changing dynamic has contributed to my mental block about dressing for the cooler seasons this year. However, there are a few staple pieces that are easing my transition! These are all pieces that function as building blocks or basic pieces in my outfits which helps me feel a little less like a deer in the headlights of all the new seasonal options.


First up are the Cheeky Straight Jeans from Everlane. I have talked about these before and I swear by them! I spent months and months searching for the quintessential vintage jeans that were high-waisted and fitted in the waist and hips, with a touch of extra room at at the ankles for that perfect straight-legged look. I scoured thrift stores and vintage shops many, many times with no luck. I even settled for a couple of ill-fitting pairs because I wanted some so badly, only to donate them shortly afterwards because they just didn’t work on me. When Everlane released the Cheeky Straight Jean, I was so excited to try them but didn’t get my hopes up since no other straight-legged jeans had worked for me yet. Thankfully, these ones were perfect and they have become such a necessity in my closet! The fabric is 98% cotton with just a hint of stretch. The rise is high at 11” and I love the flexibility and comfort that the 2% elastane adds to the denim. They do stretch out a little bit with wear, but they always shrink straight back to their original fit and shape when washed. I loved my original Washed Black pair so much that I opted to try these in Bone, as well! It’s wonderful having a well-fitting pair of jeans in both a dark and a light color.


Cashmere Turtleneck: Everlane | Linen Clyde Vest: Elizabeth Suzann | Cheeky Straight Jean: Everlane

Paloma Mules: Nisolo | Foldover Crossbody Purse: Everlane | Leather Belt: old from Madewell - linked to similar) | Zodiac Necklace (Gifted): Mejuri


I also want to highlight Everlane’s cashmere line. I purchased my first cashmere sweater (the V-neck version) two winters ago and it’s still going strong for this upcoming year! Cashmere is a type of wool, but I have fairly sensitive skin and I don’t find Everlane’s cashmere to be itchy or uncomfortable at all. It’s extremely warm and wonderfully soft, and there are more than enough colors and cuts to fit into any closet. The sweaters are quite thin and light, which makes them really easy to tuck in fully or partially (which is how I wear them most often). They also layer very well and look great under a jumpsuit, dress, or another sweater. I do find that some pilling and wear happens in high-friction areas like the underarms and hemline, but the pills are easily removable and the majority of the fabric stays in excellent condition. I add another cashmere sweater or two to my collection each year and I never get tired of them!


Cashmere Mockneck: Everlane (discontinued and linked to similar) | Cheeky Straight Jean (Gifted): Everlane

Western Boot (Gifted): Everlane | Foldover Crossbody Purse: Everlane | Camel Coat: Vintage, linked to similar | Zodiac Necklace (Gifted): Mejuri


Another piece that I really couldn’t live without during the cooler seasons is the Pima Micro Rib Long-Sleeve Crew. I wear the short-sleeved version lots in warmer weather and own the scoop-neck tee, as well! I almost never have multiples in my closet, but I have three of these long-sleeve tees because they are such a necessity once the temps start to drop outside. The fabric is 95% pima cotton (the other 5% is elastane), which makes these tops so comfortable and soft on the skin. The ribbing makes them look a little more elevated and adds a really lovely texture to any outfit. My favorite thing about these tops is that the stretchy, ribbed fabric holds its shape extraordinarily well. I especially notice this in the sleeves; I often push my sleeves up near my elbows, which almost always results in misshapen cuffs that slip down more and more easily throughout the day. However, I can wear the Micro Rib long-sleeves multiple times without any stretching out anywhere. I like these tops enough to wear them on their own, but I wear them the most underneath other things. They’re the perfect layering piece to help get a few more wears out of summer dresses or jumpsuits, and they’re also amazing underneath sweaters. The extra layer adds more warmth and also helps to keep my skin comfortable and non-itchy. The black version is completely opaque, and while the white is a little see-through, I find that they work well with a nude bra. These tees are such a simple, basic piece, but I honestly can’t recommend them enough for autumn and winter!


Pima Micro Rib Long-Sleeve Crew: Everlane | Cheeky Straight Jean: Everlane | Western Boot (Gifted): Everlane | Leather Belt: old from Madewell - linked to similar | Zodiac Necklace (Gifted): Mejuri


Finally, I want to mention a style that is new to me but is already much-loved! I somehow made it through last winter without any black boots, and I knew that a high-quality pair was top of my wishlist for fall and winter this year. I’m honestly not sure how I managed last year because midwestern winters are so full of mud and dirt that quickly ruins lighter-colored shoes!  I was on the lookout for something that was ankle-length, sleek, and low-profile. I hate fussing around with laces and zippers on shoes, so a slip-on style was important to me. I was also ideally hoping for boots with a rubber sole for the sake of durability and weather-proofing. I was so excited to find The Western Boot! They checked every box for what I was looking for, and they’re such a unique style. I definitely don’t have anything in my closet that’s quite like them! The Western Boot features smooth, high-quality leather combined with an elastic section at the back, which makes them so easy to pull on. The have an angled heel that adds a little bit of height while remaining low enough that they’re easy to walk in, and the rubber soles are going to be perfect for trudging through rain, slush, and snow over the next six months (please note that these aren’t marketed as a water-resistant shoe - I just know they’re going to be better in the snow and rain than some of my other shoes with wooden or leather soles). The design is a nod to Americana-style cowboy boots, and while I was concerned that these wouldn’t quite fit into my closet, I absolutely love the way they look. With their square toe and sleek feel, they just make me feel cool! The leather isn’t quite as buttery-soft as the leather that Everlane uses in their Day shoe lines, so there is a little bit more of a break-in period. I’ve been wearing them for a few hours at a time each day and they ease up a little bit with each wear. The first time I wore them, they felt just a hair tight, but they have already loosened with a few more wears and will continue to as they break in more fully. I’m able to wear them with winter socks as-is, but would probably go up a half size if I wanted a roomier fit.


Pima Micro Rib Long-Sleeve Crew: Everlane | Cheeky Straight Jean: Everlane | Ila Cardigan: Paloma Wool

Western Boot (Gifted): Everlane | Leather Belt: old from Madewell - linked to similar | Zodiac Necklace (Gifted): Mejuri

Do you have any pieces that you reach for over and over in the transitional seasons?

All opinions are my own, and this post is not sponsored by any brands. It does contain some gifted items (noted) and affiliate links, which may give me a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support and the way it keeps my blog going! I fully support each of these companies.

Summer Whites + Day Glove Review


Shades of white, cream, and ivory are my favorite colors to wear. I don’t follow the ‘no white after Labor Day’ rule and wear it year-round, but I’m especially drawn to lighter colors in the summer. This is partly because I don’t handle the heat well and love to stay cool, and also because I’m always afraid of staining my pale-colored clothing in the slushy winter months! But the top reason I’m drawn to white is because I just feel good in the color. It goes with everything and lends every outfit such an airy, light look. Unsurprisingly, many of my staple summer items are in the white to cream spectrum, and I wanted to share about my favorite new pieces this season:

The Poplin Wrap Top: Everlane | Lara Top: Reformation | Aura Short: Harly Jae | Day Gloves Flats: Everlane

First up is the Poplin Wrap Top from Everlane. I was so excited when Everlane sent me this shirt! I went with my normal 00 and found that it runs a little large, but since it’s a wrap top the sizing is more adjustable and flexible. The fabric is a 100% cotton poplin, and it is so light and breathable. The sleeves hit below the elbow, but the material is so cool and gentle on the skin that it still feels summer-appropriate. The fabric isn’t completely opaque, but there is little-to-no show-through with a light-colored bra. The sleeves flare out slightly below the elbow and are then gathered by a band at the wrist, which results in a subtle puffed sleeve look. Puffed sleeves are definitely trending right now, and I find that this top hits the perfect balance of being on-trend and practical at the same time because there isn’t too much volume in the sleeves. This will also be helpful for easy layering under a cardigan later in the year! Perhaps the best thing about wrap tops are how effortlessly stylish and versatile they are. My favorite way to wear this one is with the tie just off to one side, but it can also be tied in the back for a completely different silhouette. It’s also easy to dress this top up or down: try it styled with jeans for a casual weekend outfit, or pair it with straight trousers for an office-appropriate look.


Poplin Wrap Top: Everlane | Cheeky Straight Jean: Everlane | Day Glove: Everlane


Another piece I’ve been wearing lots this summer is the Lara top from Reformation. This was my first Reformation purchase, and I’ve been so pleased with it! I’m quite devoted to period dramas, and I’ve been re-watching Victoria over the last several weeks. I was completely taken with the necklines of Jenna Coleman’s gorgeous dresses and soft, cottony white nightgowns throughout the show. I was so inspired that I spent hours searching for a top or dress that had a similar neckline (but with a more modern twist)! I eventually landed on the Lara top, and it’s been everything I was hoping for. The neckline has a pretty, feminine ruffle, and the overall shape of the top - with it’s nearly-off-the-shoulder-sleeves and square neckline - is so dreamy and whimsical. The shape of the top highlights the collarbone area beautifully and definitely nods back to Victorian-era off-the-shoulder styles. It’s everything that is delicate and lovely and makes such a fun addition to my wardrobe, which is mostly filled with more structured, simple pieces. Finally, the fabric is so soft and comfortable, with just the right amount of stretch. This top has been a wonderful, cool summer piece when paired with shorts, and I also love it tucked into a long linen skirt or high-waisted pants!


Lara Top: Reformation | Easy Short: Hackwith Design House | Day Glove: Everlane


The Aura Short by Harley Jae is another ivory/white piece I can’t get enough of! I talked about these briefly in my last post about closet essentials, but I wanted to highlight them more because they’ve been in heavy rotation all summer. I purchased these in late spring because I had no shorts at all, which was definitely not going to work! I was looking for something that was easy and comfortable, something that would be a little nicer and more dressy-looking than a pair of cutoffs. I love wearing looser pants that have a high waist cinched with elastic, so I kept my eyes open for a similar silhouette for my shorts. I am so happy I went with this pair! The fabric is made of a bamboo and hemp blend that has a subtle chevron pattern. The material is so soft, and the pattern adds a beautiful texture and sheen to the design. I love the extra-high waist, wide waistband, and longer mid-thigh length. I haven’t ever owned anything quite like these shorts, and I love how they elevate any top I wear them with. They’re comfortable, classy, and help to lengthen my very short legs all at the same time.


Reversible Wrap Top: Formation Design Studio | Aura Short: Harly Jae | Day Glove: Everlane


The final piece I want to highlight in this post is the much-loved Day Glove, also from Everlane. I am not a flats kind of girl, and I honestly can’t remember the last time I owned a pair. However, I had heard nothing but rave reviews of the Day Glove since their release over a year ago, and I finally decided to give them a try. I took my time deciding on color - there are so many good options! - but finally settled on the Cream because I wanted something really low-profile. I’ve been thrilled with the color; it’s just a hint lighter than my natural skin tone and really melts into my foot for a barely-there look, which is exactly what I wanted. I ordered my usual size 6 and found that these fit perfectly across the toe area but were just slightly too long overall. I thought about sending them back and trying a half-size down for a true glove-like fit, but I was afraid they’d be too tight in the toes so I stuck with the 6. 

When I first put the Day Gloves on (immediately after pulling them out of the box, ha!), I couldn’t believe how soft the leather was. It legitimately feels like butter and started molding to my feet right away. I’ve never felt a softer leather. I was also immediately impressed with the shape of the flat. Most flats just barely cover your toes, but these come up about an inch or so above the toe area. This helps the shape of the shoe feels so much more long and elegant than a normal flat, and it’s the main style feature that won me over. I was also pleasantly surprised at how well the little side vent holes worked, keeping my feet ventilated and relatively cool even when walking for miles on a hot day.


The first day I had these, I wore them all around the house right after they arrived, took them out on errands, and finally wore them on an evening walk. We walked quite a ways, and by the time we got back to the car, my heels had some painful blisters. I was a little surprised by this because it seems like they have no break-in period for most people. However, I’m fairly sure the reason the blisters formed is because the flats are just slightly too long for me, which caused my heel to slip around a bit while walking. The blisters persisted through the next few wears, but it was nothing outside the realm of normal for breaking in leather shoes. I’m now able to wear them on long walks again and they’re almost perfectly comfortable. The soles are wonderfully padded and I genuinely feel like I’m walking in tennis shoes! Besides the blistering I had, these are some of the most comfortable shoes I’ve worn. 

There are a few of my favorite white summer pieces! I hope some of these outfits are inspiring and that my review of the Day Glove is helpful if you’ve been considering them!



All opinions are my own, and this post is not sponsored by any brands. It does contain affiliate links, which gives me a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support and the way it keeps my blog going! Two of the items in these outfits were gifted to me, but I purchased the majority of them myself and fully support each of these companies.


Summer Staples with Everlane


After an unbearably long Minnesota winter that lasted from early November until the end of April, I am so thrilled that it’s finally summer! I always look forward to walking around outside without a coat, not to mention the longer evenings, generally sunny weather, and delicious food that Aaron cooks on the grill! However, dressing for summer isn’t always my favorite. I love layering and I’m usually a little less comfortable with lots of skin showing.


Enter Everlane and their beautiful, classic, quality pieces. I mentioned on Instagram a little while ago that I was accepted as an Everlane affiliate, and this is my first blog post written in collaboration with the brand. I’ve been a huge supporter of Everlane for years: I made my first purchase (The Street Shoe) in 2015 and Everlane has been a staple in my closet ever since! They are my go-to for denim, basic staples like t-shirts, sweaters, shoes, and even undergarments! The quality of Everlane clothing is top-notch, and they work closely with their factories to maintain a healthy environment for their workers. They are also careful to keep any negative impact on the environment as low as possible, and they are very transparent about all of their endeavors. In addition, Everlane keeps their prices very affordable, which makes the brand much more accessible than lots of slow fashion brands. You can read more about their sustainability practices here. I am so thrilled that I have the chance to be an affiliate for a brand that I have supported for so long! Two of the pieces in this post were gifted to me, and the others I purchased myself.


Let’s start out with the Cotton Weave Collarless Shirtdress, which was so kindly sent to me by Everlane. For reference, I am 5’3, and my waist is 23.5 inches, and my bust and hips are both 33 inches. I ordered a 00 in the dress and the fit is perfect; roomy, but not too loose. I can already tell that this dress is going to be something I reach for frequently this season (in fact, I’ve worn it three times since receiving it a week ago, ha!), and I’m really looking forward to styling it for fall and spring weather, as well. The whole idea behind the Cotton Weave Collarless Shirtdress is that it’s a really easy, stylish one-and-done outfit that looks polished and chic without much effort. And it definitely delivers! The dress is 100% cotton, which makes it really breathable and cool. I was a little skeptical of it working well for me in the summer because of the longer sleeves, but I wore it on a mid-80 degree day and felt comfortable all day long. The cotton is soft and textured and feels really lovely against the skin - even better than I was expecting from the photos. I would normally choose the feel of linen over cotton every time, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the cotton weave fabric. The Cotton Weave Shirtdress is available in four colors: I got navy/white mini stripe, and there’s also a plain navy, covert green (which is a gorgeous olive tone) and blue/white wide stripe.


There are a lot of things that I really love about this dress. It hits me a couple of inches above the knee, which is a wonderful length; it’s long enough that I’m not worried about flashing anyone, but it’s still short enough to help me stay cool and to give the effect of lengthening my short legs. I do want to note here that I’m quite a bit shorter than the Everlane model at 5’3,” so it does look significantly longer on me than is shown on the website.


The sleeves are Everlane’s ‘blouson’ style, meaning that they flare slightly towards the ends and are then gathered in at a tight cuff, which creates a gentle puff sleeve. They are whimsical and feminine, and I love the chic feel that they lend to the dress while still remaining practical and not overly voluminous. I initially balked a little bit at the longer sleeves because I work with my hands and generally prefer my sleeves to be either short or pushed back behind my elbows. I was skeptical of how well that would work with this dress, but they stayed out of the way really nicely whenever I needed them to. The belt is wide, so it tapers in at the knot and forms an elegant silhouette at the waist. I also really liked the simple, no-fuss collarless style. Last but not least, the dress has pockets, which is always a huge plus! They’re big enough to be practical, but are also smooth and low profile so there’s no added volume near the hips.


Everlane: Cotton Weave Collarless Shirtdress and Day Heel | Windblown Jewelry: Uplifted Necklace | Jewels & Aces: Earring Capsule


I wore this piece styled very simply because it was a warm summer day - I just added a brass necklace, earrings, and shoes and called it good, which is right in line with how the dress was designed! But I could tell immediately that it is going to be really versatile, and I’m looking forward to styling it in lots of different ways. The dress would look great un-belted for a more relaxed look, with a blazer for working in an office, over jeans on a cooler day, with a cardigan in the spring or fall, with a sweater over the top for a shirt and skirt kind of look, or even unbuttoned all the way down and used as a jacket. It can be dressed up with jewelry and a nice pair of heels, or it can be dressed down with mules or tennis shoes and a sweater.


On Friday morning, I put this on right away and wore it throughout the entire day to really see how it felt. I sometimes get tired of wearing dresses after a few hours and swap to a shirt and pants, but I didn’t feel the desire to do that at any point with this dress! I wore it to coffee with Aaron in the morning, through the entire workday in my studio, and then out again for dinner and drinks in the evening. I would have happily worn it on our usual evening walk, as well, but rain came along and canceled our plans.


The only con that I could find in the dress is that the fabric wrinkles a little bit, which is to be expected with cotton. I don’t mind a slightly rumpled look, but the cotton weave material would iron or steam very easily for a more professional, clean style. I also noticed that the dress stretched a small amount throughout the day (mostly at the tied waistband and the sleeve cuffs), but it was minor and would certainly shrink back after being washed. 


The shoes that I paired the Cotton Weave Collarless Shirtdress with are the Day Heel in natural suede, also kindly gifted to me by Everlane. I have been eyeing the Day Heel for months and months and was so excited to give this pair a try! I was really nervous about wearing such a light-colored shoe, but I’m happy to report that the pale suede held up really well throughout the day! I absolutely love the texture and look of suede, and most of my shoes are in shades of tan or brown so the lighter color really filled a hole for me. I did spill my drink on the heels on Friday night (classic), but with a little elbow grease the stain came right out and the shoes are good as new! 


I honestly haven’t worn a pair of heels in years! I’ve either worked as a barista or worked from home since 2013, so I never really saw the need to own a dressier shoe. However, in the last few months I’ve really been missing a shoe that would add instant polish to my outfit, and these fit the bill so, so well. The heel is the ideal size; it adds some height to my petite frame, but is still really easy to walk in. I’m one of those people who is driven crazy by ‘toe cleavage,’ and the toe of the Day Heel covers all of my toes no problem. I also absolutely love how easy it is to slip right into these shoes, and the loop + elastic at the back really help with that. 


The Day Heel is called the Day Heel because they’re supposed to be comfortable enough to walk in all day long, despite the fact that they’re heels. I had read a few reviews suggesting that sizing up is a good idea in this style, but I stuck with my normal size (6) because I didn’t want the shoes to slip off my feet as I walked. I originally planned to wear the Day Heel all day to see if they held up to the hype, but it felt a little pointless to have them on at my desk in my studio so I didn’t stick to that. Still, I did wear them for a good number of hours, and while I found them to be mostly comfortable, I think it’ll take a few more wears to break them in for that really perfect fit. I noticed a slight hot spot on the outer ball of my right foot, but it was only minor and I’m confident that the leather will relax and mold well to my feet over the next few wears (update: I also wore these most of the day on Sunday and already felt a significant improvement. There is a break-in phase, but it’s quick and mostly painless). My biggest concern was that the shoes would slip off at the back, and while that did happen once, I really liked the way that the gathered heel area helped them stay on. It took me a few minutes to adjust to walking in heels again (I’ve been living in mules and boots for so long), but the transition was easier than I thought and I really enjoyed how lightweight the heels felt.


I have a normal foot - neither wide nor narrow - and I found that these ran true to size. I wouldn’t mind a tiny bit more space in the toe area, but I think a larger size would mean that the heels would be more prone to slipping off my feet so I’m happy I stuck with my normal 6. I absolutely love the clean lines and simple, elegant style of the Day Heel, and I won’t be at all surprised if I end up adding the Pecan leather color to my wardrobe before too long.


I also wanted to briefly mention a couple of other Everlane items that I added to my closet for the summer weather and have been so impressed with! I went into this season with only a couple of sleeveless, warm-weather-appropriate tops, so I ordered the Air Cami and the Clean Silk Cami to fill that hole in my closet. I have been so happy that I added these pieces this year! 


Everlane: Clean Silk Cami | Elizabeth Suzann: Florence Pant | Everlane: Day Heel | Windblown Jewelry: Uplifted Necklace

Silk is one of my top favorite fabrics to wear, and The Clean Silk Cami is no exception to that rule. The fabric is smooth, light, and so flowy. I ordered the Grey-White color (size 0) and the double-lining really prevents even such a pale color from being sheer. I have used nude undergarments and there has been absolutely no show-through. I really love the simple design of the tank; the spaghetti straps are very delicate, and the scoop neck is elegant and chic. The cami is long enough to tuck in easily (my preferred way to style pretty much any top), but would also look really pretty un-tucked. I’ve only worn the Clean Silk Cami on the hottest days of the summer so far, but it would also look great under a blazer for work, and I’m sure I’ll layer it under cardigans to stretch it through into cooler seasons!


Everlane: Air Cami | Elizabeth Suzann: Florence Pant | Everlane: Day Heel | Windblown Jewelry: Uplifted Necklace

I have also been really happy with the Air Cami, which I ordered in black (XS). I am normally an XXS in Everlane tops, but I sometimes size up to an XS because of my bust. I think I could have gone with XXS here because it is designed to have a relaxed fit - I ended up sending it through the washer and dryer once and was really happy with the fit afterwards. The Air Cami is made out of a very light cotton that is slightly sheer, which once again makes it perfect for those unbearably hot summer days. The cotton is so soft and drapes beautifully, which makes this tank perfect for tucking in or leaving untucked. It has a curved hemline, which is a really nice detail that elevates the style! Since I ordered the cami in black, I haven’t had any issues with sheerness, but I might be a little concerned about that in a lighter color. The double-v neckline of the cami is such a fun detail; I am all about a dramatic back, and it also helps with keeping me cool! The straps are just wide enough for normal bra straps, but I prefer to wear a strapless option just so I don’t have to think about it at all.


All four of these pieces are going to be staples for my summer wardrobe and I’m so excited to continue wearing them throughout the course of the year! I hope that hearing my take on these items has been helpful and informative. I’m happy to answer any questions and would love to hear about your Everlane favorites in the comments below! 


All opinions are my own, and this post is not sponsored by Everlane. It does contain affiliate links, which gives me a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support! The Cotton Weave Collarless Shirtdress and the Day Heel were gifted to me.


Button-Up Three Ways


This is my first outfit post and I’m both excited and a little nervous to share it with you! I decided to keep things simple and classic with a button-up and several different ways I’ve been wearing mine so far this spring. 

I haven’t really enjoyed wearing button-ups in the past, for some reason, but something changed this year and now I can’t get enough of them! I absolutely love how versatile they are, and a good button-up is such a classic piece that won’t get old or go out of style. The top in these photos is the first one I got this season, and since then I’ve purchased three more button-ups to fill the gap that I had in my closet for basic, go-with-anything tops.

The button-up I chose for this post is the Box Top in Emerald Bamboo by Tradlands. I am an affiliate with Tradlands and they are the first company that reached out to work with me, so they hold a really special place in my heart! Tradlands specializes in high-quality, well-made basics that are menswear-inspired and will stand the test of time. They are a small team of four amazing women, which speaks to me even more, as I also run a small business with a very small staff! They are committed to sustainability and ethical practices, which you can read more about here.

The Box Top fits so well in my closet and definitely embodies everything that Tradlands stands for. The fit is spot-on! Tradlands uses eight buttons to eliminate gaping or poor fit in the bust which I really value. There is also a really lovely curved hem that adds so much interest to the shape of this top. Bamboo isn’t a fabric that I’ve tried before, but I’ve been so happy with it; it’s so soft and comfortable, and it drapes beautifully. I also love the rich, deep green Emerald color! I’m all about neutrals, but this top is the perfect pop of color in my wardrobe. It’s brighter and richer than anything else I own, but it’s still neutral enough that it works well with most of my bottoms and cardigans and I still feel comfortable in it! Now, let’s look at some different ways to style the Box Top.

Loose and untucked.

The first way that I styled this top is the simplest. I wanted to highlight the lovely drape of the fabric and also the unique hem! The curved hemline makes the un-tucked look so much more flattering and prevented me from feeling frumpy, even though the fit of the top is a little oversized. I paired the top with my favorite black skinny jeans and a pair of woven mules and could have been good to go. However, I chose to add a sculptural pair of statement earrings and braid my hair to add a little more interest to the simple way I styled this! I felt really artsy in this outfit, and I love how simple and easy to throw on it is! I felt put together but still casual, and the look was so comfortable. I’d wear this outfit for just about any casual occasion!


Everlane: Cigarette Jean | St. Agni: Woven Paris Mules in Almond | Shop Indio: Kelsie Earrings


Tucked into a skirt with a v-neck.

I wanted to get a little more creative with styling my Box top, so I tried unbuttoning the top three buttons and opening the collar, so that the lapels lay flat against my collarbone and shoulders instead of staying up around my neck. I haven’t styled button-ups this way before, and while it wouldn’t work with every neckline (i.e. a Peter Pan style collar), I really love the look with this top! The soft bamboo fabric helps the collar lie flat, and it stayed in place well while I was taking photos. For a slightly dressier and more summer-appropriate look, I paired the top with my linen Bel skirt from Elizabeth Suzann. I love the contrast of the textured flax linen with the smooth, deep green of the top! The high-waisted skirt also adds length and height to my petite figure. I opted to wear tan-colored clogs for footwear to tie in with my skirt and then added a simple, delicate gold necklace to complete the look. This is a dressier way to style the button-up, and I’d be most likely to wear it on a date with Aaron or to dinner with friends or family.

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Elizabeth Suzann: Bel Skirt | Bryr Clogs: Emma Closed-Toe in Bone Nubuck | Mejuri: Zodiac Necklace (gifted)


Tied at the waist.

My final way of styling the Box Top was also new to me, although I’ve seen many others wear their button-ups this way! I have been loving the look of button-ups being tied at the waist, and I knew this would be the perfect top to try the style out with for the first time. Because of the drape and flow of the fabric, the tie was relaxed and rested easily against my waist, rather than getting in the way or being in danger of falling out. I feel most comfortable when I’m not showing too much skin, so I intentionally kept the hemline of the top at a place where it overlapped with my waistband. I also chose to button the top buttons instead of going with more of a v-neck look, just in case the hemline did ride up and show my stomach at some point! I wanted to accentuate my waist with this look, so I paired the top with a floaty pair of silk Florence pants. Honestly, this outfit really felt like wearing pajamas even though it looks fairly dressy, which is always a win! I really wanted the beauty of each of elegant, well-made piece to speak for itself, so I finished everything off simply with my St. Agni mules and left it at that. This look could work for just about anything - it’s easily comfortable enough for running errands or working from home, but is dressy enough for dinner, drinks, or meetings!

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Elizabeth Suzann: Florence Pants | St. Agni: Woven Paris Mules in Almond


I hope you enjoyed this post, and that you might have been encouraged to try wearing a button-up top in a new or creative way! 

All opinions are my own, and this post is not sponsored by Tradlands. It does contain an affiliate link, which gives me small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support! The Box Top in Emerald Bamboo was gifted to me, but I have also purchased items from Tradlands on my own and fully support the company and their ethics!