#OOTD – Bell-Sleeved Lace Top with Skinny Jeans

8th May

Bell-sleeved lace top with skinnies and mules

I typically style my jeans for a super casual look. That means rolling up the bottoms and not bothering with heels, unless it’s for contrast (with destroyed denim, for example). Today’s OOTD is a bit dressier. I think I’d even wear it to an afternoon tea party…maybe.

Lace tunic and skinnies

Of course, I’m not knocking a laid back jeans outfit. While running errands around the city, sneakers are a godsend. Now and then, however, it’s fun to change it up.

Paige Jeans

These dark wash jeans are by Paige, a brand about which I’ve previously blogged. It’s the only one I know of that was founded by a woman. And she seems to know exactly how to make jeans fit a woman’s body! At least they totally fit yours truly. 😉

Back view of lace top

These navy skinnies practically beg to be dressed up. By keeping them long (not cuffing them), they make for one long, monochromatic silhouette. And for an extra dose of style, I wore Stella McCartney mules with sculptural heels.

Stella McCartney mules

Bell-Sleeved Lace Top

The jeans fit and flatter so much that I wouldn’t even need to wear a tunic that covers my backside – a favorite trick! –  although I fell in love with this lace bell-sleeved top as soon as I saw it on the rack. Lace has been trending for a few years now, but I never tire of its romantic feel.

Bell-sleeved lace top with skinny jeans

To be completely honest, the tunic isn’t as well designed for this woman’s body. The lining fits snugly around the hips. But it’s not uncomfortably so. And the lace overlay is sort of bell-shaped at the bottom, like the sleeves.

Fashion analysts talk about this decade as being one of almost prudish character, with sleeves being such a focal point and midi skirt lengths. Even so, I think that current clothing trends admit subtly sensual styles, like the over-the-shoulder top, which I featured in MY LAST POST, as well as the peekaboo effect of this lace top.

Bell-sleeved lace top

This outfit is, admittedly, quite covering, but breathable with the lace. I took these shots in Capitola Village in California, by the way, where temperatures were in the low 80s. I was very comfortable, especially at the beach where it’s always a bit breezy. Hence, the sand in my mules.

The beach called to me

Elizabeth and James lace tunic – SIMILAR / PAIGE SKINNY JEANS / Stella McCartney mules – SIMILAR 

XO, Janea

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10 COMMENTS

10 responses to “#OOTD – Bell-Sleeved Lace Top with Skinny Jeans”

  1. Nancy says:

    Great look! I am a fan of black outfits!

  2. Such a lovely top!! Great post!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: GINGHAM TOP + SNEAKERS | RODEO DRIVE

  3. Ashley says:

    This top is so perfect, babe! I love the statement sleeves!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. Bella says:

    Such a chic outfit!

    Hugs Bella, http://nouw.com/bellss // Instagram: bellaskoog


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