Hello, friends! Welcome back to 25 Days of Summer Fashion! Today is day 13 and I’m partnering with Tapered Collection to style a summer work wear look.
I don’t normally think about long sleeves for summer fashion, but when I asked over on my Facebook page what people are looking for this summer and what they’d like to see in summer outfits, one thing that came up several times was long-sleeve sweater options for indoors — especially for those who work in an office environment. I ordered a few options and this ruffle hem cardigan was one of my favorites.
(Also check out this short sleeve dolman on sale for $29. I have it in the black and it is soooo soft. The blue that is still available would be perfect with this outfit as a substitute for the ruffle hem style I’m wearing.)
These days the longer cardigans are trending, but I love the fit of this ruffle hem style. It has some structure through the waist area, and the ruffle detail is so feminine and pretty. The cotton/poly blend is super soft and comfortable to wear over a tank top or t-shirt. For size reference, I have the small and it’s snug. It would fit perfectly over a tank, but I was almost wishing I had the medium for wearing over this tee. I hope it doesn’t shrink at all!
Speaking of t-shirts, one of the most common requests I get is for a good quality white t-shirt that isn’t see-through. These days those seem harder and harder to come by. After years of frustration, one women set out to create just that, and the result is Tapered Collection — a collection of tees designed to flatter a women’s waistline that are produced in the US of high quality fabric that is thick and soft and not at all see-through.
They sent me a few of their styles to try, and one of my favorites is this tapered v-neck. It comes in white, black, and navy blue. The dolman cap sleeves and modest v-neckline are flattering, and like all her tees, the tapered silhouette that drapes nicely. For size reference, I’m wearing the medium.
I like how this top makes a nice layering piece but also stands alone when you want a simple white tee that’s a little nicer than your standard t-shirt. This top looks as good tucked in as it does left out, but it doesn’t require a front-tuck to drape nicely.
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I wore the blue sweater and white tee with my pink released-hem jeans, but if jeans aren’t allowed in your workplace, you can certainly swap them out for your favorite ankle pants.
I accessorized with two necklaces, my pave pendant to fill the neckline and another longer charm necklace to draw the eye down and in towards my waist and also to break up the front of the white tee. Unfortunately the longer necklace is long gone. I like how it has some blue in one of the charms to coordinate with my sweater.
This bucket bag is marked waaaay down, by the way. I carry it all year round, but I think it will be particularly nice for fall. It’s the perfect everyday size and made of high quality leather.
Finally, I wore taupe lace-up espadrilles. I like how the muted color works into the outfit and I wanted a closed-toe shoe for the workplace. These shoes are extremely comfortable, and the tassels on the laces add a fun detail.
ruffle hem cardigan // tapered v-neck tee c/o // pink pants // pave pendant // bucket bag // lace-up espadrille wedges
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!
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15 thoughts on “Summer Work Wear Look with Tapered Collection”
This is a nice options, Jo-Lynne, because I ALWAYS take a cardigan or jacket with me even to the grocery store. But restaurants and shopping centers are just as bad in the summer!! I laugh that I need the topper for the indoors not the outdoors!!
Heck…my mom (the 70+ model on my blog) is even worse—she usually doesn’t like for her arms to be exposed almost any time!!
Love the cardigan with the ruffle hem. So cute and a lovely addition to the traditional cardigan. Do you have issues with the sleeves being too long? Seems like anything.I buy long sleeved is waaaayyyyy too long in the sleeves. Ugh.
Will definitely check out the tshirts too.
I don’t, I love that they’re long enough. I often have the opposite problem – with sleeves being too short. LOL!
Hi Jo-Lynne: I love how you paired navy with blush pink! I bought this same sweater in spring, and I love it! I may have to purchase it in the navy and black is well, 🙂 I have already washed it – mine didn’t shrink but I washed it in cold on delicate, and dried it flat. It is an all-season versatile sweater with a great ruffle detail! I’m glad your summer is off to a great start!
Thanks for finding us a white t! I just ordered mine and hope it is the wardrobe staple I need. Maybe the search is over! Old Navy had some new tank tops out of thicker cotton too, so maybe the “too sheer” trend is winding down…?
One can hope, yes!?!
I’ve seen this cute little cardigan before and it really is darling! Still loving your pink frayed hem jeans❤️ It’s nice to know there’s a t-shirt out that you can’t see through. Happy Tuesday, Jo-Lynne.
I love this ruffle hem cardigan! I’m buying it in the gray. ???? It looks great with your blush pink jeans and would be super cute with shorts too I bet.
While vacationing on the east coast I’ve realized that although it’s hot outside, every building, restaurant, museum, or hotel is ultra air conditioned and a sweater inside us a must!!
PS- your hair looks really pretty straightened!
What an adorable cardigan! Love it and it looks so nice on you.
Jo-Lynne! So excited to try a white tee that isn’t paper thin! And timely, as I was just complaining about what so many manufacturers are passing off as acceptable tees these days. It’s particularly challenging if you wear a prosthetic. I ordered a white crew neck. If it works Ill go back for more!
Your outfit looks adorable as usual. Hope you got a good report at the EMT!
Love the ruffld cardigan
Such a cute outfit, Jo-Lynne! The ruffle cardigan is darling. I have been eyeing that bucket bag you are carrying here, but can’t make up my mind about it. In your photos it looks more of a warm grey, on the Lucky website it’s kind of a taupe brown. Is it more grey or more taupe in real life? Thanks.
Love this ruffle cardigan just beautiful!
Hi Jo Lynn. I ordered a few of the Tapered Collection tees. Loved them. I went to order more, and I can’t find their site. Do you know if they’re still in business? Thank you!
They went out of business. 🙁