Bonnie: Let’s get one thing straight here – I am a big believer in looking sexy while not showing any skin. A short, tight dress isn’t really my thing, but a girl’s still gotta paint the town red, so this crop top works perfectly in my ‘nightlife’ wardrobe. To balance it out, I’ve paired it with one of my favourite items in my wardrobe – these satin/silky tailored pants. Bonus points: they’re mid/high waisted, which works perfectly since I’m not a midriff barer. The heart-shaped neckline of the top means you’re not exposing any cleavage but instead, you get to show off your décolletage and shoulders. Dress your neck up with a chunky statement necklace and simple strappy black heels, and you’ve got yourself a fail-safe outfit you can come back to every time.
Alex: This is the part where I straight up admit I have not worn this skirt for, oh, about four years. Getting the white bandeau to work in my wardrobe was a challenge, because as a member of the Very Tall Club, I go for long and loose, and this wasn’t it.
There is, however, some damn good structure for something on the affordable end of the spectrum. Girls With Medium Sized Boobs take note: you can wear this top sans the bra.
Anyway, I couldn’t get it to work with my wardrobe, so I huffed and puffed and TRIED to buy something new, and then FINALLY found this grey skirt in the back of my wardrobe. I’d forgotten how much I loved the way the silk moved in a light breeze, which is why I bought it in the first place. It softens the glammed-up nature of the top, while the top complements the skirt with its structured lines and sweetheart neckline. Dress it up, dress it down… this could be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe.
These days, you’re far more likely to find me in a pair of waxy black jeans, but this look brought back (if I’m being honest) the Manic Pixie Dream Girl I so tried to channel when I was 19. And it’s some kind of Manic Pixie Dream Girl law that you must have kooky headwear and a vacant, Zooey Deschanel-inspired expression, so I met it halfway and jammed a floppy black felt hat on my head. Vacant expression be dammed.
Item: Showpo Good Girl Crop Top
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