I don’t think there’s anyone during a heat wave – as we’ve recently had here in California – who wouldn’t love wearing a sleeveless tee to work. I certainly do! And along the way, I might also ignore a major fashion rule.
First of all, I should say that while working in an air-conditioned courtroom, I top the tee with a blazer. Of course, at lunchtime and the end of the day, that immediately comes off.
I’ve lost count of the years I’ve had this tee. It’s the second I bought in the same color by the same brand. We all read about what a wardrobe staple the white tee is. But a black tee is equally valuable. It SIMPLY (the operative word) goes with sooooo much!
I broke a fashion rule of dressing for your body shape with this ensemble. Despite my pear-like figure, I’m wearing a lighter color on the bottom and black up top! I recognize that it draws attention to my lower half. But in the spirit of body positivism, I am quite accepting of it. Also helpful is Mark’s input. Thank goodness, he’s fond of my womanly hips!
This color combination, by the way, is a refreshing spin on the much more common black-skirt-or-pants-with-lighter-colored-jacket formula.
A top with a boat neck would be a great way to balance out my wider hip/thigh line, by the way. That is, if you want to be more of a purist when it comes to dressing a pear shape. However, I let myself be guided by my craving for comfort during the summer heat by choosing the sleeveless tee.
Even my footwear was selected with an eye to comfort. If you’ve been wondering how easy it is to walk in mules with a mid-height heel, I highly recommend them. They don’t slip off as I’ve heard can happen with some flat mules. And they even lengthen the legs (visually) a smidgen. Hope you liked the outfit!
I wore: Max Studio tee / Theory jacket / Halogen skirt / Stella McCartney mules / Prada sunglasses