A Chevron Print Top for a 70s-Inspired Casual Look

I did some sale shopping at the end of last week.  My first stop was the Loft because of its 40% off sale items.  I then headed to The Limited to check out its up-to-70% off promotion.  I left each store with one sale top purchase. 

Today’s post features the new top I purchased inThe Limited.  It is a turquoise, zig zag stitch top with flap sleeves and a banded hem.  This top just happened to be one of the more expensive items in the sale at the store.  It was marked down to $29.99 and I received an additional educator’s discount of 15% off.  

When I saw the top, I immediately visualized pairing it with my Loft shorts and Kanna t-strap wedges.

Top—The Limited, shorts—Loft
shoes—Kanna via Marshalls

The look didn’t quite work out as I imagined though.  I felt like the top would better complement slimmer pants.  So, I decided to pair the top with cuffed straight leg jeans for a casual late lunch date on Saturday.   Here’s the final look.

Top—The Limited
Jeans—Nine West via Marshalls
 Shoes—Kanna via Marshalls
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7 Comments

  1. June 27, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    Really pretty top, you can do so much with it.

  2. June 27, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    I definitely like the second look, but you're so doggone stylish, you pull off both!

    I can also see you wearing this with white linen pants (with a more slim fit), a straw fedora, and a wrist full of gold bangles. Maybe red thong sandals to throw in a contrasting color (or gold to keep it neutral)?

  3. June 27, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    Educator/student discount is always awesome. As a recent grad (my student ID hasn't expired yet!), the student discount at J.Crew, Loft, etc. is definitely a plus. ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately, my closest J.Crew store doesn't let me use my student discount on sale items or items on promotion, but my J.Crew outlet does. I wonder if that's a J.Crew store policy…

    http://jane-squared.blogspot.com/

  4. June 28, 2011 / 7:46 pm

    Very cute on you, reminds me of Missoni.

  5. July 5, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    So true @Sing! There are some classic prints that I just adore and this is one of them.

    Great suggestion @Kish! Note to self: get some white pants!

    @Lady D: I was instantly attracted. It came in a warmer print too.

    @Jane: I am so glad you stopped by. I didn't know that you could get a discount at the outlet. Wow! I never even tried. Thanks for that info!

    @Andi: Yup, it is reminiscent of Missoni