Bright Sleeveless Tops

Bright Sleeveless tops are a great way to add additional flair to your summer wardrobe.  Of course you can find bright sleeveless tops or bright tank tops in a variety of styles and made by a variety of different designers, but one of our favorite designers for such tops is Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati.  Stacy Frati is a clothing line made for warm weather and features a signature nylon fabric designed for warm, humid weather.  While of course you can find bright sleeveless tops in a variety of clothing lines, today we are going to discuss a few great options for bright sleeveless tops designed by Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati because her line features lots of bold, bright patterns and colors which work wonderfully in summer weather.

First, the Hi-Lo Tank top is a great tank for summer.  This tank top features bright blues in a floral pattern on the top and then with an accent flower and ruffle in a contrasting blue polka dot pattern around the left shoulder.  This tank also flares at the waist and features a longer length in back than in front which gives rise to the Hi-Lo name and of course provides added detail on a feminine tank top.  This bright blue top features Sweet Pea’s Exhale pattern with Polka Dots.  This tank really brings us back to retro vintage styles with great floral patterns and polka dots and best of all, this piece is a great example of modern vintage inspired style.

Next, the 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank features at Vintage Fringe features solid colors and also showcases one of this season’s biggest fashion trends—Ruffles.  This Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati sleeveless top is a perfect illustration of simply feminine ruffles.  The ruffles are tiered on over each other with 4 tiers which gives the tank a sophisticated feminine look, but isn’t overdone. This top in Cranapple (Fuscia) and Rain (Lt. Blue) also has adjustable spaghetti straps.  The colors are bold and vibrant making them great statement pieces in your closet.

We also love the adorable pattern on the Criss Cross Tank top from Sweet Pea.  Here the mix of bright colors such as dark navy, lilac, light blue, and fuscia make this top a unique style with a feather pattern that isn’t too busy, but gives the top lots of detail and distinction. The criss cross at the bust and the empire waist that is so classic Sweet Pea and you can even see this similar style in the Surplice V Neck top.    This great tank from Sweet Pea features a bright, beautiful yellow background with a great black, orange Felix pattern.  With a black accent around the top of the top in front and back, this top is great at giving you a sexy summer look. The empire waist also makes this tank super feminine and it works well under a blazer.

As you can see, there are numerous great options for bright sleeveless tops that are sophisticated and classy without being over the top and tacky.

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Shop for Spring Outerwear

Inevitably, it is that time of year to shop for spring outerwear or jackets.  There are naturally a variety of different jacket alternatives for spring ranging from the denim jacket for the masses to the stylish light weight bomber or trench coat.

This spring, one of the biggest fashion trends is the Trench coat.  This classic jacket is available this season in a variety of different trench coat styles and patterns which if you are like us will make it hard to narrow down which one is the best style for you.  We’ve seen trench coats with ruffles, stripes, polka dots and other patterns, or even just simple solid colors like khaki or black as the basic styles.  The other variation is in the lengths.  The most popular look is a length that falls just above the knees and incorporates ruffles or added feminine details like buttons.   These jackets are truly timeless and with certain details can be brand new, but full of vintage style.   A good trench coat is really a must have jacket for spring and summer so every stylish shopper should have at least one in their closet.

If you are looking for something less dressy or more casual consider a couple of our favorite jackets that are perfect lightweight jacket alternatives that are great for spring or really cold evenings in summer.  Designer Zooey by Alice Heller features a couple of great sweatshirt thickness jackets in different styles like the Cropped Double Breasted Jacket featuring lots of buttons for detail and a belt around the waist which really keeps with the latest trend with skinny belts.  This jacket features a wide collar and a faux waistband underneath the belt.

Alternatively, Zooey’s Cropped Bomber Jacket is also a great statement jacket.  This jacket truly blends vintage and modern elements.  With pockets in front, big buttons, and a cowl neckline, the bomber jacket brings a lot of great detail to a seemingly simple jacket style.  Of course, in my opinion, what really makes the Zooey jacket stand out is the arched hemline in back.  This accent really makes the jacket.   Giving the jacket a distinctive look, this detail in back makes the jacket a wonderful piece to accent variations in lengths and layers.  We love wearing this jacket with long tops or even tank tops depending on the season.  As you can see, with all of this detail, it is easy to wear this jacket as part of your entire outfit for the day and as more than just a jacket you wear outside.   Again this jacket features sweatshirt weight cotton and is machine washable which is another favorite for spring jackets.

Each of these is a great option for Spring jackets, but there are lots of other alternatives out there and ultimately you have to choose the style that works best for you.  We definitely love the versatile options of the lighter weight trench coat and the alternatives of the more casual yet equally hip bomber jacket in lieu of the jean jacket that we have worn for years now.

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