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Ruffle Sleeve Top: Basic with a Twist

During the initial outfit planning stage for this post, something occurred to me. I often refer to “basics with a twist,” but I have never dedicated a write up about them. Today’s the day I am discussing why not so basic “basics” should make up at least one third of your wardrobe. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of dresses, jumpers, and skirts. They are so fun to wear and quite stylish, but they are not always the most practical garments. Now let’s begin with this ruffle sleeve top!


 

ruffle sleeve top

ruffle sleeve top

 

If you are reading this blog, chances are high that you are seeking fashspiraton or helpful style tips. Do yourself a favor and balance out your closet with some basics with a twist. This will require you to do some thinking outside of the box. The next time you’re out shopping, consider a classic top with dramatic sleeves. A cable-knit sweater with a unique hem. Colored denim versus traditional blue. Once you have a solid foundation, you’ll begin to notice that a simple outfit does not have to be a plain outfit.

 

ruffle sleeve top

 

I have made it a point to buy at least one shirt whenever I visit my favorite San Francisco boutique. Luckily for me every shirt in Current Clothing is a basic with a twist! When I laid eyes on this cold-shoulder ruffle sleeve top, I knew I would get a lot of use out of it. A striking fall hue with ruffle sleeves…need I say more?! I dressed this top with green denim, although black, khaki, or blue would work. To crank the chic game up, I polished off the ensemble with a floppy hat and a matching green purse. Now do you see why these not so basic basics are an important addition to your wardrobe?

 

ruffle sleeve top

ruffle sleeve top

 

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