I’m sure that at one time, I shuddered at the idea of wearing an off-the-shoulder crop top. I mean, just try googling “off the shoulder crop top” images, and you won’t see many sophisticated looks. In reality though, the piece can be quite tasteful.
The one I’m wearing is from that limited Kenzo X H&M collection. (You might recall another piece from that line which I featured in THIS POST.) I love the bright, tropical colors – so resort-like. I’ll definitely be taking it on our trip next month to Spain and Italy!
Coincidentally, the glass bead necklace I wore it with is from Murano, an island near Venice. The piece hadn’t found a better match until now!
I took these shots, by the way, in front of the Asian Art Museum in Seattle. Yes, it looks bright for Seattle, doesn’t it? That’s because of the light-colored reflective walls. As soon as the sun poked out from behind the rain clouds, I drove straight over (so happy we live nearby). I love the art deco background, something of which Seattle has a nice sampling.
Since this ruffly top is somewhat voluminous – albeit short – it makes my waistline look smaller by contrast. I thought I would play up that effect even more (add more contrast) with these wide-legged cropped pants. They also keep the look sexy in a subtle, sophisticated way – unlike some of those Google images. 🙂
Of course, I opted for sexy-ish sandals to maintain an overall feminine vibe and visually lengthen my legs. After all, wide-legged cropped pants can tend to make my legs look stubby.
Even when I’m not in an exactly tropical place, the lively colors of this outfit cheer me up! To add yet another burst of color, I added a short red blazer. It was also a practical choice, since the sun ended up ducking behind clouds soon after the shoot. Hope you like it!
I wore: Kenzo X H&M top / RED Valentino jacket / Eileen Fisher pants / Stuart Weitzman sandals / Prada sunglasses