Versatile Layered Tank + A Discussion About Fabric Care

Are y’all getting whiplash yet? One day it’s a summer outfit, the next day it’s fall, then it’s back to summer. I KNOW. This is a crazy time of year for the fashion industry.

There is still a lot of summer left, so while I’ll be sharing some fall looks here and there to help you plan ahead, I’m going to continue showing summer outfits as well for a while.

Today’s summer look is brought to you by Faultless Premium Starch. After I share how I put this outfit together, we’re going to talk a little bit about fabric care.

how to style a layered tank for a classic black-and-white summer outfit for women over 40

I picked up this layered tank at White House Black Market a few weeks ago. I’m a huge fan of their layered tops because there’s no need for a cami or under layer, and you really don’t even need shapewear. They’re easy to throw on and go. It’s a bit on the pricey side at $68, but I expect it to go on sale before too long. I’ll keep an eye on it and let you know.

In other news, my white ribbed asymmetrical top IS on sale for $37, and there are lots of other cute pieces at White House Black Market that are marked down 40% off their sale prices.

how to style a layered tank for a classic black-and-white summer outfit

This particular top is simple but sophisticated. You can dress it up or down, depending on the occasion, and it will make a great transition piece as we head into fall. You can easily throw a fitted jacket or cardigan on top for a completely different look.

The under layer is a soft knit that feels great against the skin, and the top drapes gently over the body without clinging. FYI, it also comes in white.

How to style a layered tank for a dressed-up casual summer outfit and a discussion about fabric care with @faultlessbrand Premium Starch.

I paired the top with my favorite white skinnies and accessorized with a stone tassel necklace. I like the subtle blue and green hues in the stone set in light gold against the black top. Then I added my Stella & Dot Stone Tile Ring and a gold cuff bracelet.

Neutral wedge sandals and a leopard bag complete this easy summer look. I’m super excited to see that Nordstrom has brought this Sole Society foldover leopard clutch back!!!!! It’s only $39 and SUCH a great piece to have in your closet. If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram for long, I’m sure you’ve seen how often I carry this.

These shoes are only available in black, but they are on sale, and they are some of my most comfortable wedge sandals. I linked to a similar pair of nude sandals below as well as a similar clutch.

How to style a layered tank for a dressed-up casual summer outfit

I would wear this outfit to church, out to lunch with girlfriends, or on a date with my husband. For a more casual look, I’ll pair this layered tank with jean shorts or cuffed blue jeans and flat sandals. I love how versatile it is.

How to style a layered tank for a classic black and white summer outfit

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WHBM layered tank // DL1961 Florence skinnies (on sale for $99!) // leopard foldover clutch ($39!!!) // my Stella & Dot Becker Cuff and Stone Tile Ring // similar wedges ($32!) // LOFT tassel stone necklace (30% off!)

Now let’s talk fabric care for a sec. Clothing is an investment so I take great pains to care for my wardrobe properly so it lasts as long as possible and is in good condition for resale. I always read the labels and hang things up or lay them out flat to dry if instructed. I’m not a fan of the iron, but I use it when I have to — especially when I’m going to do a photo shoot. I’ve learned the hard way that the camera is not forgiving when it comes to wrinkles.

I was recently asked to try out Faultless Premium Starch and see how it performs. I always thought that starch was for my husband’s dress shirts. I had no idea that it can be used on almost all of your clothing to reduce ironing time and help keep them looking new! I’m all for spending less time behind the ironing board, so I was excited to try it out.

talking fabric care with @faultlessbrand starch

I’ve started using Faultless starch on my clothes that require ironing, and I love the results. It doesn’t make them stiff at all, but it has made some of my older pieces of clothing feel new again, and everything seems to stay wrinkle-free longer when I use the starch. Who knew!?!

Starch is also great for household hacks and craft projects. There are tons of ideas for using Faultless Premium Starch on their Tips and Tricks page. Another plus, the Faultless Premium Starch bottle is designed not to clog, flake, or spot.

You can purchase it in the laundry aisle of major retailers, or use the Faultless Find a Store tool. Grab a coupon and try it out for yourself! Also be sure to like Faultless on Facebook for more tips and tricks for using Faultless Starch.

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64 thoughts on “Versatile Layered Tank + A Discussion About Fabric Care

  1. How to clean your iron. I didn’t realize Faultless had an iron cleaning product; I’ll have to keep my eye out for it. My iron needs it desperately.

  2. Thank you for the post and tips on ironing with Faultless. I really like it and think it’s a great product. Since you mentioned fabric care tips, I have a question and maybe others out there can help…I have some t-shirts that get very small holes near the front waist line. I don’t wear belts so that would not be the reason for the small holes. I am clueless how these can suddenly appear. It’s not moth-eaten. Does this ever happen to your t-shirts? Any ideas?

  3. I like that this reminded me about starch. I know my mom used to use it, but I haven’t ever. I checked out the tips and apparently have been ironing shirts wrong this whole time. I will be picking up a can of Fautless next time I’m at the store and wil be giving it a try!

  4. My favorite tip is about how to remove dog hair. With 2 dogs at home, this is definitely helpful.

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