19 Apr Spring: Trenchcoat, Boyfriend Jeans, and Pink Pumps [Plus TUXE Bodywear CEO Top Review]
Spring is in the air! I love it when the trees blossom and color creeps back into nature. The air is fresh (unless you have allergies–such a pain, I can empathize) and all you want to do is to be outdoors.
The idea of fresh simplicity is what inspired today’s look. I love the timeless combo of jeans and a t-shirt, but I took my own spin and dressed it up a little here. I swapped a t-shirt for a great silk top, threw on a classic trench, and added a pair of fun shoes for a modern take on a classic look.
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Bag: Cambridge Satchel
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Jewelry: Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Alex & Ani
TO CORPORATE-FY THIS LOOK: Swap jeans for a wide leg pant and the colored pumps to a neutral version.
The silk shirt I have on is actually a bodysuit from TUXE bodywear. Their products are designed to prevent the annoying bunching effect from when you tuck in a shirt and all that excess material creates bumps under your clothes. It also ensures that your top lies smoothly on your body so you don’t have to keep on pulling your silk shirt down when it gets out of place.
Here’s what I like about this TUXE shirt. I love the flattering white-ivory color. In fact, I think it would look good on just about every skin tone. I also love the design and cut of the shirt. It’s dressy enough to wear to work under a pencil skirt and casual enough to wear with jeans because it’s short sleeved (sorry I didn’t take my jacket off to snap a pic, I was freezing!). The silk crepe de chine material is also nice–it’s naturally just a little crinkly, very lightweight (great for summer!), and has a nice drape to it.
On the other hand, I found that because the silk crepe de chine was thin, I needed to wear a tank top underneath when I wore it to work because the material is just a tad sheer. I also found the hook and eye panty closure to be kind of chafing and uncomfortable, especially when I did a lot of walking. I eventually did manage to adjust it to make it more comfortable, but I still do notice that there’s something there. Finally, a flaw I see is that you can’t wear this shirt with very lightweight or form fitting bottoms because it will give you VPL (visible panty line). You definitely want to wear it with a denser material that doesn’t sit too close to your skin.
TUXE was started by some awesome ladies here in Philadelphia and they have a physical location at 1424 Walnut St. if you’re ever in the area and want to check it out.