09 July 2007

Transition-tees 2.0

"I know you already wrote a post on what you call 'transition tees,' but a lot of those are now either out of stock or dead links. Can we get an updated selection, please? I need something cute up top for the weekends and I feel like I've outgrown my Urban Outfitters supply. Since I usually wear black or neutral colored shorts, I'd love something with a bright print and/or color."

A transition-tee redux post - what a tremendous idea!

Just yesterday, as I noted the threadbare patches on my beloved first-ever transition tee - a ruched neck, cap-sleeved, tissue-thin Ella Moss in fire-engine red - I was thinking how timely publishing a sequel to my initial post on this very essential wardrobe component would be.

For those who punch-in at an office where the dress-code is more college campus than law firm, these 14 shirts below might well qualify as your any-day-of-the-week above-the-waist option. For the rest of us, however, the sheer material, punchy-colored stripes, bold graphic prints and flutter details are best left post-work or at the very least, hidden-'til-happy-hour underneath a cute swing jacket like this.

If you would like a more thorough run-down of the casual-style-enhancing power of the transition-tee, click here to read the original post.

Oh, and because my reader failed to mention a desired price-point, I punished her by slipping in a few neutrals toward the end. Remember, sometimes an of-interest neckline or sleeve can be just as exciting and attention-grabbing as a bright color or loud print.

Also remember, if you write me with a question, you need to include as much information as you can so that I might serve you to the best of my ability.

Mmmmm...serve you.

Happy shopping!

Slub stripe top ($10.80 at forever21.com
Flutter top ($15.80 at forever21.com)
Cabbage rose tee by Mossimo ($14.99 at target.com)
Confetti tee ($30 at fredflare.com)
¾ sleeved shirred scoop by L.A. Made ($36 at tobi.com)
Scoop neck tee by L.A.M.B. ($65 at nordstrom.com)
U-neck top by Paige Denim ($98 at nordstrom.com)
Sylvester top by Ella Moss ($94 at saks.com)
Striped navy crew by Ya-Ya ($65.40 at fashionchateau.com)
Cap-sleeve tee by t2 ($31 at activeendeavors.com)
Cropped cut-out T by American Apparel ($14 at americanapparel.net)
Gianna ruffle-neck by Elizabeth Gillett ($114 at couturecandy.com)*Jersey scoop neck tee by Vince ($72 at shopbop.com)
Puff sleeve tee by Alice + Olivia ($88 at shopbop.com)*

*your editrix's top picks


freckledk said...

That Confetti top is ridiculously cute - love it!

Dave said...

I had no idea there were so many Tees. I thought there was one kind, the ones I get at Old Navy.