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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Stock up at the Zooey Event

Now is the perfect time to start stocking up on fall and winter fashion and Vintage Fringeis making it oh so easy with The Zooey Event. Save 40% on all your favorite Zooeybasics. This sale is fabulous, but you know it won’t last for long, so get on over there and start saving! Here is a sample of some of my top picks from Zooey:

Bomber Jacket by Zooey

Bomber Jacket by Zooey

Love, love the style and cut of this Bomber Jacket. It is 100% cotton, which means it is machine washable, which is perfect for a busy mom like myself. This is the perfect weight for fall and a great layering piece for colder winter temperatures.
Heavy Fleece Coat by Zooey

Heavy Fleece Coat by Zooey

What a cute coat! I love the sleeves, and although the weather is still warm, it won’t be for long! Snag this Heavy Fleece Coat for a steal now, and look oh so chic later!
Pintuck Empire Shirt by Zooey
Pintuck Empire Shirt by Zooey

This light weight Pinktuck EmpireShirt by Zooey is so perfect for late summer and fall. It would be great with jean shorts and embellished sandals for day and skinny jeans with wedges for night. I love all the detail, it really makes this basic white stand out as not so basic.

What are you waiting for?? All this and more Zooey is on sale until August 20th, get going!

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What to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day

This Wednesday Irish or not so Irish it’s probably in your best interest to wear green.  I am still trying to decide just how festive I want to look for a St. Patty’s day party this weekend.  Just in case anyone else is still trying to pick your outfit out.  Below are some of my favorites to choose from.

Laurie B. Emmy Cardigan Sweater in Kelly Green

Laurie B. Emmy Cardigan Sweater in Kelly Green

This Cardigan Sweater is designed by Laurie B. and is the sweater I receive the most compliments on.  I love how it snaps at the neck and then slits open for a cardigan feel.   The pocket detail and long length makes this sweater so comfortable and easy to wear.   I always pair this sweater with the Zooey long sleeve crew neck in white. Considering this sweater is now in the outlet- it’s a steal of a deal. Maybe the luck  of the Irish.

The other shirt I am considering for St. Patrick’s day is this Victoria Front Tie Top designed by Ella Moss.

Ella Moss Victoria Front Tie Top

Ella Moss Victoria Front Tie Top

There are so many details I love about this top.  First I love the ruffles at the neck line and the cuffs.  This flirty top is made of Ella Moss’s modal fabric which is super durable and the ultimate in comfort.

Some of you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day may want to dress it up.  For a dressy night on the town I would suggest the Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress.

Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress by Ella Moss

Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress by Ella Moss

This empire waist dress is so adorable and so unique you will definitely stand out as the best dressed in the crowd.  I love how fun and playful yet flattering the stripes are on this dress.  St. Patty’s Day or not you will be sure to gave good luck the night you wear this dress.  For any other St. Patrick’s day inspirations just visit VintageFringe.com and search by color.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

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Celebrity Style for Everyday

I love to sport designer clothing and glamorous looks everyday.  However, as a busy mom on the go I need to look fabulous in a hurry most mornings.  For inspiration I have found many busy celebrity moms have turned to trendy jackets and fabulous hats to look fashionable even when they are on the go.

victoria beckham on the go in style with her hat and jacket

Victoria Beckham on the go and in style

Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs boots and Eugiena Kim plaid hat

Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs boots and Eugiena Kim plaid hat

So here is my version.  First, I always wear a trendy jacket with straight jeans and tall boots.  As for the jacket, I  love Zooey’s Bomber Jacket.

Zooey's Bomber Jacket

Zooey's Bomber Jacket

This jacket is so soft and comfortable it  feels like a sweatshirt, but looks fitted and trendy and fashionable.  I love the cropped look in back which gives it an added bit of flair.  To keep with the military theme I wear a military style hat but with a different jacket you could wear a trucker or knit hat as well.  Another great jacket example is Zooey’s version of the Pea coat, the Cropped Double Breasted Jacket.  This jacket goes great with that military look.

With this look I can be ready in as little as 15 minutes and not be afraid to run into anyone I know as the grocery store or gas station.  What about you, what is your favorite on the go look?

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Velvet and Zooey Designer Boatneck Tops!!

Designer Boatneck tops have a classic vintage look that I adore.  Two great examples of the perfect boatneck top that also has a modern twist or fringe are the Daree top by Velvet and the Satin Trim Boatneck by Zooey.

Velvet Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top

Velvet Daree Boatneck Top

By this time of year I am usually trying to shop for tops that I could probably still wear in winter but that will also work into spring.  I love Velvet’s Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top because this is exactly the kind of top that can do both.  I wear this top in Green with a long sleeve white shirt underneath it in the Winter and come Spring I can wear it alone.  My sister owns this top in the other color milk which is a beautiful ivory that looks great with a dark jean and brown boots.  Part of Velvet’s Slinky Rayon collection, the fabric drapes your body perfectly.  It is loose enough you can add a belt for a tunic look, but you can also wear it without a belt and it looks great too.

Zooey Satin Sleeve Boatneck Top

Zooey Satin Sleeve Boatneck Top

The Boatneck top with Satin Trim by Zooey is my ultimate night on the town top.  This regal looking fabric is hemp with satin detail on the sleeve.  We love the fitted look at the waist and the satin contrast on the sleeves.  The hemp fabric has an amazing softness and durability and even though it may not look like it this top is machine washable.  Available at Vintage Fringe  in a dark brown (ebony) or a rich plum (phantom).

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Fashionable Essentials for Fall: The Turtleneck

Zooey Turtleneck and Velvet Lucca Top

Zooey Turtleneck and Velvet Lucca Top

Another essential fall fashion this season is the turtleneck.  In terms of necklines the  turtleneck is one of my favorites.  First of all, turtlenecks are universally flattering because they elongate your neck and place the focus onto your face.  I also love how extremely versatile turtlenecks are.  Wear a turtleneck with a suit, with a vest, with a skirt, with pants, or your favorite pair of jeans.  Wear a chunky necklace or wear your favorite scarf, with a turtleneck almost anything goes.  My absolute favorite turtleneck is the classic long sleeve turtleneck by Zooey.  Perfect for layering, this top is shown here under the Velvet by Graham and Spencer Lucca tunic top in Drift. This turtleneck is made of supima cotton which is seriously one of the softest cottons I have ever worn.  This turtleneck is simple, but perfect in every way.  The length falls below the waist, the turtleneck itself is loose and soft so it doesn’t feel to tight around your neck or uncomfortable.  This Zooey turtleneck comes in ten different colors, is machine washable, and is currently 50% off in our Vintage Fringe Outlet so hurry to Vintage Fringe and pick up your fall essentials now.

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Explosive Style: The Bomber Jacket from Zooey

Bomber Jacket from Zoey

Zooey Bomber Jacket

The hip Bomber Jacket by Zooey by Alice Heller is the perfect must have for this fall.  Short, cropped jackets are so in this season and truly are the perfect pieces to exemplify fall fashion trends.  This designer jacket from Zooey is a perfect mix of comfort and style.  I love this Bomber Jacket for so many reasons.  Believe it or not this jacket is 100% washable and 100% soft cotton!  I love to pair this jacket with skinny jeans and boots.  Another detail I love is the button up collar that actually buttons all the way up which gives you limitless possibilities for styling.  There are even pockets in the front.   The jacket flairs above the waist, but still features a waist band in back to give it a fitted look.   As an added feminine touch, the waist band in back actually scoops up to give it a distinctive, feminine look.  Which if women’s  jackets can’t be feminine and stylish then what’s the point?   This jacket is currently available at Vintage Fringe in both black and midnight (navy blue).   Best of all – this jacket is currently on sale so get yours today while supplies last!

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Women’s Fashion Trends

We’re always on the look out for fabulous fashion trends in women’s clothing and this season one such trend is ruffles.  We love the feminine touch and particularly love the use of ruffles in the Ruffle Bib Top by Zooey Clothing.  The ruffle bib top features a series of 4 columns of ruffles around the “bib” area of the top.  The top features a 4 button Henley collar in the middle of the ruffle columns.

Zooey by Alice Heller Ruffle Bib Top

Zooey by Alice Heller Ruffle Bib Top

Like most of Zooey’s tops, the Ruffle Bib Top is made of supima cotton so it is ultra soft and we love this top not just because of the feminine style touch with the ruffles, but also because of the versatility.  It is great with jeans, but we also love to rock it with a cute skirt and boots.   The sleeves are 3/4 sleeves so it is also great practically year round as well!  It’s machine washable and super comfortable.  The waist flares out a bit so it is best to wear it loose.  It is also long–another fashion trend that we love.   This is certainly one of our favorite pieces from Zooey by Alice Heller as it strikes the perfect balance with comfort and wearability and still incorporates feminine touches and adds that extra piece of “fringe”.  Available in Mouse (Grey), Black, Midnight (Navy), and White.

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Winter Must Haves – Jackets by Zooey Clothing

Zooey Clothing has so many different designer clothing styles to love, but today we’re focused on their fabulous jackets.  With cold weather in full swing, having the perfect hip, stylish designer jacket is practically a necessity!  What we love about these jackets is their unique twist on the typical hum drum standard jacket style.

Zooey Clothing

Zooey Clothing

Alice Heller at Zooey has made sure to design jackets that have stylish twists to the traditional jacket style.  By way of illustration, check out the Heavy Fleece Hooded Jacket featuring flared sleeves and collar.   We also love the hood.  The best part is that the hood is somewhat subtle, so it isn’t over the top, but it fits with the overall stylish design of the jacket.  You can’t forget the buttons either.  With buttons on the cuffs as well, Zooey made sure that no details were forgotten with this awesome jacket.  And last, but certainly not least, the fabrics.

Zooey Clothing

Zooey Clothing

Zooey Clothing always focuses on using soft, comfortable, easy to wear clothing and their jackets are no exception.  Zooey used a great heavy cotton that truly gets softer after every wash and yes, it is machine washable.  Available in both Black and Pilgrim (Smokey Purple), this jacket is the perfect addition to your winter jacket collection.

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