Earlier this week, I wore to work this versatile and feminine top from Cue which I recently purchased from the Harbour Town store (reduced from $169 to approximately $23). Made from a softly draped polyester crepe, it is perfect for the office tucked into a pencil skirt. Alternately, it would work with a pair of skinny leg pants or jeans (I envisage olive green with muted gold ballet slippers) on the weekend. The polyester crepe means no creasing and easy movement – for the iron-hating, comfort-loving me, I need no convincing.
Here, I paired it with a tweed pencil skirt from Jason Wu’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection (look 16). I don’t think my love for Jason Wu can be overstated – his clothes are breathtaking, from his elegantly beaded t-shirts to his red-carpet-worthy silk chiffon gowns. This skirt in particular is polished, lady-like perfection with its soft tweed and draped waist detail. I bought it about 4 years ago from eBay for about $40 – it would retail for around $1,000. It is certainly a well-utilised piece in my wardrobe!
I topped the skirt and top off with a cropped Sabatini cardigan, first seen here, and grey suede Nebuloni wedges. I’ve spoken about these wedges previously; they are so comfortable and this particular shade of grey works with just about every colour on the wheel. Black pumps, though easy to defect to for work, would have been too heavy and out-of-place in this outfit, especially as you look at the lightness of the colours and fabrics deployed.
Check out some Jason Wu on sale here at The Outnet and here at Shopbop, and the fabulous range at TheRealReal. I’d love to know if you have a work top that fits the bill like this one, or if you too are a massive Jason Wu fan.