I’m not one to wear red often. In fact, this might be the only red shirt I actually own. But there was just something about the classic feel of the stripes with the modern flutter sleeve spin that caught my attention. And I felt if I’m going to wear red I might as well dive all the way in and pair it with navy for a full blown Americana look. Let’s break it down shall we.
As I said, the stripes caught my attention, but the under $90 price tag made me add it, and the black and white stripe version, to my cart. And I’m so glad I did. The shirt itself is so incredibly soft, and the slim fitted jersey balances the large sleeves, creating a flattering silhouette every time. Even for someone like myself, who rarely wears anything form fitting around my mid section. While the top fits perfectly tucked into this pleated knee-length skirt from Ann Taylor, it would also look amazing with crisp white denim and heels for a fun night out.
Because I’ve never been shy about professing my love for pom-pom and embellished everything, these embroidered crystal earrings from J.Crew were a quick buy. They’re in-your-face in the best kind of way; the earrings measure just a little over three inches and really make the playful and vibrant statement that I love during spring and summer. And unlike most large statement earrings, they’re super lightweight. Win-win in my book!
And these shoes. Can we talk about how great they are?! I snagged these in the recent Shopbop sale and almost wish I had bought two pairs! They have a gorgeous frayed trim in circle detailing that gives a little nod to pom poms, along with a stacked heel , and triangle-cut straps that add even another layer of interest. And their coloring is such that they literally go with everything; in fact, a little mis-match and pattern play just makes them better.
Continuing the classic Americana vibes, I grabbed this bamboo clutch. It’s compact, SO well made and has great texture that I don’t ever want to put it down. Lastly, to top it off, I stacked my favorite gold all-weather bangles from the shoppe. They really have become my go to piece this season!
All in all, this look has made me realize two things: maybe I need to re-think my no-red policy, and I’ve already got my go-to outfit for Memorial Day and Fourth of July! Truly, MKR
P.S. I’ve linked all of the products seen below, and rounded up a few similar styles in the scrolling widget. xo