Don’t you sometimes feel that you’ve had enough of all this fashion craze and wild mix of trends, and all you need is simplicity and effortless clothes that you just throw on without the slightest care in the world of how you look (but let’s face it, with a tiny hope you’ll pull off the best style)? Do we need a break every now and then from this magical world we call fashion? Especially in summer when it’s really not so easy to do it all while looking great at boiling temperatures. Wild prints & crazy textures, long dresses & funky cut-outs, latest-trend trousers, tops and jackets – who needs you in summer when we’ve got the staples to turn to. TANK TOPS! I know, how… boring. Or too easy. Too sporty? I beg to differ on this one and I know you dolls (as glam and put together as you love to be) too have the guilty pleasure of a tank top and jeans. Nothing will ever beat this look. We can live in tank tops all year round, but they best show their fashion potential in the hot season. I think it’s one of the most versatile pieces ever that can be styled to absolutely any and every look, trend & decade. For a while now tank tops are making a huge comeback, and in 2013, retail chains are packed with so many styles that it’s impossible to choose. Thank God one comes at a price that’s basically for free if you consider the number of times you’ll be wearing it. From office to parties, to dates, dinners out, beach – TTs are a dime a dozen. Jersey, silky, sequined, simple & basic, printed, see-through, knitted, with your fave quote or icon on them, long, short, cropped, cut-out you name it, it’s there. In all this fantastic see of Tank Tops – which one’s your style?
Printed Tank Top Cut-out Tank Top Slouchy Tank Top Tight Tank Top How to wear tank tops? That’s easy: however you want it. For a more polished look go for silky flowy fabrics with or without prints or textures, that you can tuck in your maxi skirt, pencil skirt or trousers. Complete the look with hot heels & statement necklaces. A blazer and a big bag for office, or a clutch for a dinner out. Same type of tank tops go amazingly with jeans or cut-offs for a more sophisticated look, especially if you wear some hot heeled shoes and have fun with your accessories. Did anyone say sophisticated looks? Who needs silky tank tops when you’ve got the plain ”ugly” vintage looking ones. A jersey Tank Top is the piece to live in all summer. If you want to get that Fashion Week street style going on, pair your vintage/simple/slouchy Tank Top with the most posh pieces (super glam skirts, heels, tons of accessories, bright lips, smart trousers). Clashing styles gives a bit of edge to a look and makes it rather chic and effortless, as if you’d just throw on that top over the most polished clothes ever and got away with it. Or if you wish to channel your inner grunge persona and do the most coveted look of the year (90’s with a twist) wear your Guns’n Roses Tank Top, or cropped one with jeans (from skinny to boyfriend, washed out or ripped) or cut-offs and sneakers, boots or gladiator sandals. Take notes from off duty models, who are masters of this look. Go Plain Jane on it, or wear some accessories from back in the day to balance the slouchy boy’ish look. One of my favorite style is the cut-out tank top that looks great with a bandeau underneath for that layered look (yes in summer, how cool is that?) which translates into pure chicness. Or you could always do the tight sporty tank top with just about anything. There was a time when I used to wear one with all the bottoms in my closet just to see how far can you go on styling one. And trust me you can. From the plain look of a tank top and jeans, to a maxi skirt, shorts, heels, tennis shoes, flip flops the sky is the limit. I think it’s all about having fun. You could never go wrong or do a fashion faux pas with tank tops. The only risk is you might have a too-clean-simple-look, but that can be solved by wearing some fab accessories, if simple is not your thing. It’s all about balance. Ah… sometimes a breath of fresh air is all we need to get our mojos back on, and that’s just what these Tank Tops are: a break from all the psychedelic fashion razzmatazz. Give me a tank top anyday and I’ll cherish it all the way :)