All About Layers

With my fall and winter fashion, I love layering. Layering clothes ensures that whether I am outside or in, I can be comfortable, especially for those days that start out cool and turn warm or vice versa. Check out some of my favorite layered looks. I love this Tie Tank by La Befana, with the cute tie neckline and loose fit it looks great with a sweater as shown or a long sleeve shirt under and belted.

Tie Tank by La Befana

Tie Tank by La Befana

Another great piece for layering is the Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts. I would love this with a black long sleeve shirt underneath and leggings tucked into riding boots. This would also look great with a boxy motorcycle type jacket over the top.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

If you are in love with the lace trend as much as I am, then please check out the Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts. Wouldn’t this just be so chic with a fun colored long sleeve shirt underneath? Pair that with leggings, or even tuck it into a pencil skirt, or belt it and put a open cardigan over. I love all the endless options with layering.

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

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Getting a leg up on Fall Fashion

Fall and winter fashion are all about layers for me, and what is better staple piece and layering item them leggings?? Leggings are so great because they can be worn in a million different ways to make a million different looks. I love leggings tucked into boots, or worn with booties and a tunic length top. Velvet by Graham and Spencer, who are known for their ultra soft and comfortable fabrics have a fabulous pair of knit leggings, the Swoosie. {Wouldn’t love to know where that name came from??} They are the perfect pair to start your looks with, available in dark grey or black.

Swoosie Knit Legging by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Swoosie Knit Legging by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but is supposed to hit the 90’s this weekend, so I am still very much into summer clothes. Especially summer clothes that will transition into fall and winter outfits. Enter the Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts, it is obviously perfect for summer just by itself. But imagine it with a coordinating  color long sleeve shirt underneath it for fall, and a cropped leather jacket on top for winter, so chic!

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts.

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts.

Another great piece for layering, is an open cardigan. I love to wear an open cardigan with leggings, because then I can wear a shorter shirt and the open cardigan is long enough to cover my behind. The Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid is great because is has short sleeves, making it perfect for layering and lasting though all the seasons.

Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid.

Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid.

So enjoy the weather where ever you are and whatever it is and remember layering pieces are perfect now and perfect later. It all starts with the perfect pair of leggings!

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Spotlight on Collective Concepts Tank Tops

You’ve heard of Collective Conceptsright?? They are a fabulous Contemporary Fashion House that designs relevant, refined clothes that are perfect for women of almost all ages. I am in love with the details and colors that they use. And yes, September is a perfect time to be buying their tank tops because they are perfect year round pieces, ready to be layered and loved all year round! Lets start with the Lace Tank with a Pocket. In case you have been hiding a rock for the past few months, lace is in! I love the chic cut of this tank and it would be perfect over short or long sleeves for fall.

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts.

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts.

Another great piece for fall is the V Neck Tie Waist Tunic, it is super cute with skinny jeans as shown, or imagine it with leggings, riding boots, and a long sleeve shirt under-perfect!

V Neck Tie Waist Tunic by Collective Concepts.

V Neck Tie Waist Tunic by Collective Concepts.

How great is the Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top?? Seriously, love the muted gray color, love the loose cut, and love the detail of the silver links and black beads.
Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts.

 I think this would be lovely with a black long sleeve shirt under it for the fall and winter. You could even do some sort of patterned long sleeve if that is more your style.

Detail of Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top.

Detail of Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top.

And lastly, check out the Lace Trim Stripe Tank, so perfect for farmer’s markets, game day and everything in between! Once again another great laying piece that can be perfect for hot, cold, warm or cool weather. I love a tunic like this with leggings and boots in the fall, such an easy and chic look.

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts.

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts.

Go check out some more beautiful pieces from Collective Concepts at Vintage Fringe!

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Chic Tank Tops by Collective Concepts

When it comes to summer fashion, looking good and not melting in the sun can be tricky. Lucky for us, tank tops are everywhere and Vintage Fringe has some new super chic tanks that won’t break the piggy bank available. I am loving the look of longer tank tops with leggings, it is comfortable and much more light weight and breezy compared to jeans. Check out this Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top from Collective Concepts. The neutral color is great and it is so easily a weekend piece over leggings, or if your dare, pare it with some sky high heels and hit the town at night. The beading detail is great and right on point with today’s trends.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

If you didn’t hear me before, stripes are in and will probably be in for a while. There is something about stripes that reads laid back chic. I love this next look with sneakers and cropped skinny jeans. The Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts has a comfortable cut with lace and pocket detail.

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts

Lastly, lace seems to be showing up everywhere right now, from leggings to tops, to dresses and this Lace Tank with Pocket fits right in. Wear it over a cute shirt, under a cropped blazer or even over a swimsuit. The options are many for this chic design. 
Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

Good luck beating the heat this summer! Tell me what your favorite tank top look is, stripes, lace, or beaded detail??

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