10 May Turning Heads-#Linkup-Styling a Corset-Like Top Over 40+ Eyelet Skirt
.I hope everyone had a Happy Mother’s Day. I myself, am just mom to 2 little fur babies who are a great joy to me and make me smile everyday. My mom just recently spent about 3 weeks with us and we had a great time. Lots of talking, eating and drinking. By now, if you read the blog, you know one of my favorite past times is going to Vineyards. I enjoy tasting different wines and as the weather gets warmer sitting outside on the wicker couches and sipping Sangria. So, yes, we were at another Vineyard. I truly am snot a snob about anything except coffee, tea and wine. Ha 🙂 It has rained nearly every day this past week, with severe thunderstorms which make my girl want to hide in the closet. So, today was one of those ” I have to take advantage of it” Spring Days, at 80 degrees and sunny. I certainly have other hobbies ( music) but this is a favorite when the weather is just right. Soon it will be Charlotte POPS Symphony Season, yet another place to sit and enjoy the atmosphere.
Today I am going to share a look that you may say.. Did I read “Corset-like” in the title, was that right? Well, when I went to NYFW last fall, and attended the Betsey Johnson show, I saw a look and idea that I thought may be fun to replicate. Perhaps it isn’t for everyone, but I do like to experiment from time to time. Corsets were worn over blouses with skirts and wide leg pants. I thought the look rocked, so this is a bit more “conservative” as the top isn’t a corset in terms of lingerie, but a sleeveless corset-like top that I wear in the summer as is. So, when the idea came to me, I thought lets take a white eyelet pencil skirt for texture a more proper white button down, and add the pink floral with the thin ribbon detailed top, ) and pointed pink sling back flats for a fun and romantic style. Side note: caught in drizzle and wind… tough on one’s hair! I added my lilac Coach bag for additional spring color.
If you are interested in trying this look, and would not wear this style top on its own because you don’t like bare arms or want to show too much skin, this is one option.
- White House Black Market has some beautiful corset style tops, many floral. You can often find them very reasonable on Poshmark, a discount site.
- Wear a button down top underneath, as shown here.
- Another option is always a blazer or cropped shrug OVER the top to let the top take “center stage” but provide more coverage.
- Pair this style top with a different pattern ( pattern mixing) and wear some wide leg trousers to create an hourglass proportion. I would love some in white!
Would you experiment with a “corset-like top” or is this just not your style?
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