Have you ever seen a bralette and looked at it thinking that it would be so great if it was a full top? I have, so many times. And in all of those times, I would walk away from it in search of finding something similar to the style where it actually is a top. But time and time again, I would never find that top. After all of those times of disappointment, I realized that I don’t need that bracelet to be a full top for me to make a it look like a top. So today, I’m sharing my tips on how I have been making my barrettes work as full tops.
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Bralette c/o VICI | Blazer – Revolve | Jeans c/o VICI | Shoes c/o Nina
When wearing a bralette as a top, you want to make sure that you’re wearing another layer over top that can make it look as if it is a tank top.
There are two main ways that I have worn a bralette as a top. One is layered with a blazer over top such as in this look. The blazer gives so much coverage and warmth that it makes it look as if it is a tank underneath. When wearing a bralette like this, especially with other neutral pieces, you want to make sure that it is being used as an accent piece.
Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” —Alexander Wang
The other way that I typically style a bralette as a top is with an oversized sweater. Again, it is made to look like a tank. Typically, I try to make the oversized sweater the main focus and wear a bralette that is neutral underneath such as in black, white or gray. But you can also reverse this and make it a bright color that is the focal to make the neutrality of the oversized sweater something that is seen but not fully focused on.
So no more going to the store and walking away from that bralette that you liked so much. Instead, add it to your wardrobe and have it function as a focal piece that can pair with any neutral look that you may need a little pop with. With this additional skill in your fashion arsenal, you can expand your wardrobe and create more luxe looks without having to break the budget.