Split Neck Tunic Tops

One of our favorite looks this season is the look of split neck tunic tops.  You may see them described as split v tops and you may see them in a variety of different styles, patterns and fabrics.   Ranging from cottons to nylon fabrics and in solid colors or patterned or with embroidery detail consider the following examples of some great split neck tunic tops for your wardrobe.

Let’s start with the simple, but essential ¾ Sleeve Split V top from Zooey by Alice Heller.  This classic split v top is made from 100% supima cotton so it is ultra soft and with a split v neckline this tunic style top fits a bit loosely and hits just at the hips.  Available in a variety of fabrics this tunic top is a great anywhere top.  You can also layer it over tanks and of course this top looks great with jeans.

Split neck tunic tops of course don’t just come in basics; you’ll find great stylish split v tunic tops loaded with details too.  Consider the Diva V Neck Tunic by designer AlixK that includes a beautiful design that is hand embroidered in a colorful feather pattern.  The embroidery detail is really distinctive and beautiful giving this top an elegant look.  This top is sure to make your friends ask “where did you get that?”  Of course it still features the elegant split neckline and the length hits below the hips.  This top is made from a cotton silk blend and this tunic top features satin around the hem and cuffs of the sleeves.  A great feature of this cotton silk fabric blend is that it is still machine washable which makes this top even more versatile and comfortable to wear.

Finally consider another distinctive spin on the split neck tunic top, the short sleeve Front Yoke top from Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati.  Accompanied by a beautiful pattern featuring a mix of pink, purple, melon (light orange), and even a hint of blue all contrasted by black down the center of the top and accenting the ruffled sleeves.  This tunic top features a length just below the hips and is made from Sweet Pea’s signature nylon mesh fabric giving this top a great fit.  The nylon mesh fabric is easy to care for and so comfortable to wear.

In short, all three of these examples of great split neck tunic tops give you a variety of ways to wear the same basic neckline featured with different patterns, styles and details.  Despite all of these distinctions all three of these tops feature great individual style, comfort and wearability.  You’ll notice that the distinctive look of each of these tops still incorporates the same basic style with unique accents or details.  This style of tunic top is not necessarily something you see everyday and when combined with their added details you won’t find these tops just anywhere which is what we love to find at Vintage Fringe statement piece tops that give you the ability to create a distinctive style for yourself.

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Scoop Neck Top

The scoop neck top has really become a wardrobe staple that you end up trying to stock up on in multiple colors. Scoop necklines have of course been around forever, but it seems like great scoop necklines are incorporated in a lot of wonderful style tops and sweaters featuring both long and short sleeves.  A great look is even layering scoop neck tops over tanks or other contrasting necklines to add color and additional style elements to your look.  Consider a few great pieces that feature scoop neck lines and a variety of distinctive styles so that when you add this great neckline to your wardrobe you don’t’ have to wear the exact same shirt in another color.

The designer Stacy Frati features a variety of Scoop Necklines in her Sweet Pea Clothing collection and here are a few great examples of unique patterns and styles that still incorporate similar scoop necklines.  Consider the Long Sleeve Ruched Empire Waist Top or the Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Floral Top that features a deep scoop neckline, but still includes other stylistic elements that make each of these tops unique.  The Ruched Empire Waist top obviously features an empire waist and ruching (the gathered fabric in front) giving it a beautiful classic regal look that reminds us of something of the Victorian time period.  With a beautiful olive green paisley pattern, this scoop neck top exudes femininity.  The Floral Scoop Neck top by Sweet Pea features another beautiful pattern with the red roses on the front, but features a basic black on the trip around the neckline and the sleeves and back.  Both necklines are wide scoop necks, yet that is about the only similarity between these distinctive tops from Sweet Pea.

Collective Concepts features some great short sleeve scoop neck tops or even scoop neck tanks with a variety of great patterns and styles.  Some of our favorites are the Stripe Knit Tops and tanks by Collective Concepts featuring alternate depths for the scoop necklines.  Available in a variety of colors including navy, green, pink and red, these tops feature great fabrics and feminine details like lace or burnout fabrics.

Alternatively, consider this spin on the scoop neckline with the Multi-Collar Long Sleeve Top by Zooey by Alice Heller.  This long top features three scoop neck collars in front and in back on this seemingly basic long sleeve top.  It is a great top for fall and winter as it doesn’t have a deep scoop neck, but yet still gives the look of a scoop neck with the alternate collars.  The long length is ideal and works great for layering over leggings or pairing this top with boots.

The scoop neckline is quite possibly one of our favorites and we’re so glad to see it utilized in so many different styles and patterns of tops ranging from long sleeve all the way to tanks.  Of course you can also find great distinctive styles of scoop necklines in dresses as well, but in any event the scoop neckline is a great feminine neckline and we love finding so many different possible ways to wear scoop neck tops in your wardrobe.

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Summer Clothes for 30-40% off at Vintage Fringe!!

Summer clothes from great designers are now on sale at Vintage Fringe.   You won’t want to miss great finds including lots of Sweet Pea clothing and even including newer arrivals from Collective Concepts clothing.  Don’t miss this end of summer sale the features some of favorite styles from the summer.  Below are my top picks now 30-40% off at Vintage Fringe.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

This Collective Concepts racerback flared tunic tank has been one of my favorite pieces this summer.  It is so easy to glam up with cute shoes and basic leggings and I always feel like a million bucks when it wear it.  Accessorizing is easy with this racer-back tank because it has the adorable black and silver beaded straps.  While this tank designed by Collective Concepts usually sells for $55.00 this week only at Vintage Fringe it is on sale for $33.00.

La Befana Navy Tie Tank

La Befana Navy Tie Tank

I love love love this La Befana Tank (I personally own it in polka dot also on sale this week at Vintage Fringe).  I wear it with a cute cap sleeve or a long sleeve shirt underneath.  The tie on the side adds the perfect detail that makes this top a one-of -kind top to add to your wardrobe.  I can wear this to work or at home and it is always adorable and flattering.  This week only at Vintage Fringe this tank designed by La Befana is on sale for $50.00… thats 40% off!

Laurie B. Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater

Laurie B. Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater

Knit designer and visionary Laurie B. is known for her high quality high fashion knitwear and this Laurie B. Rumba puff sleeve sweater wrap is probably my favorite design of hers.  This sweater snaps in the front for a completely separate look or it unsnaps to become the adorable wrap that is perfect for fall and early winter.  This sweater is also full of surprising details like the adorable pockets and puff sleeves.  This is also a super soft lightweight knit that can give you warmth but won’t overheat you. It really is perfect for any season.  A knit wrap like this can easily sell for around $200, but this week only at Vintage Fringe this puff sleeve cardigan is only $99.

To shop Vintage Fringe’s End of Summer Sale just visit us at www.VintageFringe.com.

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Survive the Heat in Style

The temperatures are rising high enough for many to abandon all sense of fashion and jump right into the shorts and t-shirt look. Here are some great picks for tops and dresses that can keep you looking hot while feeling cool during these simmering summer months.

Tank Tops
The key to a cool tank top is to pick breathable fabric that is also washable.  Dreamy Designer Sweet Pea’s signature nylon mesh is a great choice for summer. Like this 4 Tiered Ruffled Ruffle Tank in rain (blue).

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

This tank if full of flirty fashionable details but is soft and comfortable enough you will feel free and easy in it.  This tank is perfect for an outdoor bbq or even a a hot day at the park.

One of Vintage Fringe’s newest arrivals is also a perfect pick for a hot summer day.  Collective Concept’s trendy Racerback Flared Tunic Top is a great example of California style summer clothing.  First this nuetral color is both trendy and smart for hot summer days.  This tank is loose but has so many flattering details like the beaded straps, tunic length, and racerback.  Wear this tank anywhere this summer and you will stay cool and oh so stylish.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Short Sleeve Tops

Splendid no doubt had hot summer days in mind when designing it’s Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top.

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

The wide sleeves and signature jersey slub fabric makes this short sleeve top a great choice on a hot day.  I also love how Splendid infamously makes a clean and modern statement with color choices that are both flattering and classic.  Pair this top with khaki bermuda shorts or denim capris… the options truly are limitless.

Designer Dresses

On those scorching summer days summer dresses are the coolest choice to make.

I love love this Modal Jersey V Neck dress also designed by Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

You can feel cool and trendy in this adorable jersey dress in blueberry (light purple).  This dress has a flattering empire waist, is machine washable, and is the perfect length for a cool summer dress.

From tanks to tees and even dresses, being hot is no excuse for not being fashionably adorable.  Don’t miss Vintage Fringe’s Summer Steal’s Sale where you can get 30% off everything until July 28th.

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Trendy Tanks from Sweet Pea by Staci Frati

I might be jumping the gun a bit to already be blogging about tank tops, but the weather is so beautiful today, I am feeling the need to feature some adorable designer tanks designed by Sweet Pea.  Sweet Pea’s vivid patterns are a signature look at any time of the year but especially spring/summer these bold colors will help any gal stand out- in the best kind of way.

Sleeveless Front Tie Top by Sweet Pea

Sleeveless Front Tie Top by Sweet Pea

This Sleeveless Front Tie Top is adorable and the cut is really flattering on everyone.  I also really love this print- it is a dark navy background.  The neck ties make it fully adjustable and allows you to decide how to adjust the neckline.  As always this top is in Sweet Pea’s trademark mesh-nylon.

This solid blue 4-Tier  Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea is favorite of mine.  While sweet pea mostly designs bold prints, this tank comes in solid blue (rain) or fuschia (cranapple).  I love how the 4-tiered ruffles makes this tank simple but trendy and feminine.  This tank is a perfect to stand alone piece but also looks great paired with a cardigan (see below).

Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Laurie ‘B.’s Puffsleeve Cardigan Sweater is one of my must have cardigans.  And I love the look of Sweet Pea’s Tank with it.  Find great designer tanks from Sweet Pea and other designers  at Vintage Fringe!!

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Sweet Pea Designs by Staci Frati

Sweet Pea Sleeveless Front Tie Tank

Sweet Pea's Sleeveless Front Tie Tank

Life is sweet for Sweet Pea’s designer and brainchild Stacy Frati.  This Miami based designer launched her first mesh top over 10 years ago because she felt “there was a void in the market for something very beautiful that could just be a day-into-night style blouse.” Few knew then that Staci’s nylon mesh line she titled “Sweet Pea” would become a landmark of feminine vintage-inspired clothing that could “fly by night”.

It is easy to go from day to night in this short sleeve v-neck by Wweet Pea

It's easy to go from day to night in this short sleeve v-neck by Sweet Pea

At Vintage Fringe we love how Sweet Pea designs can be worn not only in the boardroom with a suit but also on the beach with sandals.  Sweet Pea has also crafted its own niche with very feminine and flirty prints and designs that also have that Miami-inspired bohemian vibe as well.  The center of Sweet Pea’s trademark look is the nylon mesh fabric that transcends seasons as well as easily slipping from day to night.  At Vintage Fringe we love Sweet Pea for it’s bold colors and vibrant prints.  Pick your Sweet Pea designs at Vintage Fringe and get in gear for spring.

Sweet Pea's Dolman Sleeve Hoop Top

Sweet Pea's Dolman Sleeve Hoop Top

Sweet Pea's Orange and Black Dress

Sweet Pea's Orange and Black Dress

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The Mod Look for Everyone

The Mod look from the 60’s seems to be inspiration on runways everywhere. Sweet Pea is just one of many designers who is turning the classic mod look into a modern style and here at Vintage Fringe we have found many mod patterns and cuts that can be a great addition to any one’s personal style.  After all, new vintage style clothing is what Vintage Fringe is all about.

Sweet Pea Mod Retro Tunic

Sweet Pea Mod Retro Tunic

So what do we at vintage fringe recommend to turn your mod on? First we love this Mod Retro Tunic from Sweet Pea. Pair this bold and colorful Rupert patterned tunic with leggings, chunky jewelry, and a darkly lined eye and you’ll capture the look of the modern mod.  If sleeveless isn’t your thing I adore another variation on this fabulous look, at Vintage Fringe we also love Sweet Pea’s Retro Boatneck Dress also in the Rupert pattern.

Sweet Pea Retro Boatneck Dress

Sweet Pea Retro Boatneck Dress

This dress is a bit longer than the tunic and would look great with high boots, leggings, or even dark colored tights.   Both looks are fun and flirty and will keep you fresh and modern this fall.  To find designer dresses for fall just visit us at Vintage Fringe.

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Trend Alert: Ruffle Tanks by La Befana and Sweet Pea

Ruffle Tops are a huge fashion trend this summer!  Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff are just a few celebrities who are digging the ruffle look.

Lindsay Lohan in Ruffles

Lindsay Lohan in Ruffles

Here at Vintage fringe we have so many different ruffle tops and dresses to choose from.  The classic example is our La Befana Ruffle Halter Tank.  La Befana chooses the classic Halter top cut to really accentuate the ruffle detail making the top classy and flattering.  La Befana added one more classic signature to this top–an adorable tie in the back. This ruffle halter comes in a dusty blue that looks beautiful with khaki and is such a classic color it really can be worn in every season.

Another trendy tank I just adore is the Sweet Pea 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank. Like all of Sweet Pea clothing this tank is bright and feminine. This strappy tank features 4 tiers of ruffles and comes in a beautiful cranapple witch is a bright fuschia color as well as rain which is an aqua blue.

Hilary Duff in Ruffles

Hilary Duff in Ruffles

At Vintage Fringe we have ruffle tanks, ruffle shirts, and ruffle dresses so don’t miss out on one of this summer’s cutest trends.

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Summer’s Hottest Sweet Pea Tank Tops

Our vote for this summer’s Hottest Sweet Pea Tank Top is the criss cross tank.  Sweet Pea Tanks are light, breezy,and full of colorful fabrics that are the perfect answer to the summer heat.  This summer must have is colorful and features a unique criss cross in the front combined with the signature color pattern so unique to Sweet Pea designer clothing.  This tank also has the classic and always flattering empire waist along with an added length which makes this tank so easy to wear with anything for any body type.

Sweet Pea Criss Cross Tank

Sweet Pea Criss Cross Tank

I wear  this tank by itself with jeans, or layer it with a cardigan and it is perfect for a day of running errands or a night out!  The pattern features a great mix of navy, lilac, light blue, and fuschia colors.  The great colors combined with the length of this tank always looks hot with a set of dark jeans or even leggings.  Find this tank and others from Sweet Pea or our other great designers now at Vintage Fringe.

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Sweet Pea Tops are Always on Top of Fashion

Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati is always on top of fashion and this season’s tops here at Vintage Fringe are no exception!  A perfect example is Sweet Pea’s Belted Ruffle Top.  This top is a classic example of Sweet Pea’s patterned shirts that are feminine and soft.  This shirt also combines some of this season’s hottest fashion trends with its ruffle neckline and accent belt.  Best of all the belt is patterned on one side and contrasted in pink on the other, so you can pull off two completely different looks with one shirt.

Sweet Pea Clothing Belted Ruffle Top

Sweet Pea Clothing Belted Ruffle Top

Best of all this shirt’s navy and ivory pattern is perfect for spring!  Another trendy top / dress by Sweet Pea that we absolutely love is the Tie Short Dress.  This Tie Short dress features Sweet Pea Clothing’s famous Joplin brown and pink pattern with a solid brown panel along the front.  This dress is fabulous with leggings, and the side ties allows for a perfect and fashionable fit.

These two looks are perfect illustrations of why Sweet Pea Tops and Sweet Pea Dresses are so feminine and these feminine details combined with comfortable, wearable fabrics are always in fashion!

Sweet Pea Dresses

Sweet Pea Dresses

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