Orange Blossom Shell Outfit
This is it, day 25 of 25 Days of Summer Fashion! And another seasonal style collab with Cyndi is in the books. This actually marks two full years that we’ve been doing these together.
Our first of these collabs was for Fall 2015. That’s when I decided to dip my toe in the fashion blogging waters and see if I wanted to do this full-time. For those who have joined us more recently, I was blogging full-time before (I’ve been at this in some shape or form for over 10 years) but I was more of a lifestyle blogger with a wide variety of topics. It’s been nice to have a focus these past couple of years, and I’m so glad I made the leap.
It still feels weird to put myself out there like some sort of fashion expert because I’m really just learning as I go, but I’ve definitely learned a lot over the past few years and I love sharing it with you and getting your feedback.
So to wrap up our summer fashion series, I have something of a work wear look, I guess. Or in my case, an outfit I’d wear to church or out to dinner. I actually wore a version of this to church last Sunday.
The piece that inspired this look is this orange blossom v-neck shell from Ann Taylor. This top is very flattering if you have a hourglass or a straight figure. I’m thinking may not be so good for pear shapes because of the curved hemline, but you know your body best.
The fruit print is trendy right now, and I like how this one is on the subtle end of the spectrum. The colors are really pretty too. I also appreciate that the armholes aren’t too deep, and it covers most of your back so it’s modest enough for the office or church or other places where you don’t want to show too much skin.
It’s also not see-through at all. The material is actually rather thick. Best of all, this top is on a mega sale. With the additional 50% off, it comes down to $22.49!
You could certainly wear this top with white pants (or shorts, for that matter) and I’m sure I will, but for this look I paired it with black jeans. Navy or black dress pants would work as well. The print actually has a navy background, but it’s so dark you really can’t tell if it’s navy or black so I say either works.
I carried a black shoulder bag with gold accents and wore chunky black sandals. These sandals are on sale plus an additional 40% off with code SUNNY! They’re kate spade so still pricey, but much more palatable at the sale price.
For the office or colder indoor places, adding a white denim jacket or blazer puts a nice finishing touch on the outfit. My blazer is sold out, but a few similar suggestions are this knit blazer or this open front jacket. Loft also has a white linen blazer that looks nice and is on sale, but sizes are limited.
I really like the 3/4 sleeves on this blazer for summer, but if you have a long-sleeved blazer, you can always push them up or roll them.
I still think I like the look best without the blazer. This top is too cute to cover up! That said, I didn’t bring my blazer to church and I was cold, so next time I will probably at least bring it along with me.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!
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