Why You Should Love Statement Tops

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Looking for a way to enter a room and make a statement without saying a word – think statement tops!  Fashion experts are now obsessing over statement tops, and crowning these tops an important fashion statement.  Personally, I love seeing the increasingly dramatic shift that’s happening in the shirt and blouse department.  While it hasn’t been the most on-trend item of clothing, statement tops are set to make its comeback in the second half of 2017.

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You have probably noticed the extravagant ruffles on statement tops, or that the cascading ruffles are getting longer, deconstructed shirts are taking on more theatrical shapes and sleeves are getting pumped with way more volume.   There is so much variety our there, that you are sure to find a perfect piece for you!

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In finding that perfect statement top for you, I must warn you that these statement blouses definitely look different on a hanger than in the dressing room.   You should always try on a statement top before you buy.  If you’re shopping online, order a couple sizes.  Like I have said before, you might have to kiss a few frogs before you meet your prince.  But, once you find that perfect statement blouse, you will see that it is a piece that will make you effortless stand out at any occasion.


I found this white statement top online, at Make Me Chic for $21.  Following my own advice, I ordered two different sizes, which I was very happy I did.  I ordered it in white as I figured it would go very easily with anything, keeping the statement top as the focus point.  Can I tell you, I absolutely love this top.  I have worn it so many times as it’s such an easy piece to easily grab and add a bottom.

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I paired my statement top with these cobalt blue crochet shorts.   These shorts were purchased at a boutique in San Diego on clearance, for $9. These crochet shorts are gorgeous, very comfortable to wear and style and you can’t tell me that you won’t feel absolutely feminine in these shorts.  Basically, any top will go with these shorts, and of course, this statement top was the perfect look for a  night on a cruise.

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The right footwear is very important in completing a look.  Here, I styled this look with this floral Mix No. 6 two strap sandals from DSW.   I love the floral pattern in this sexy sandals.  I have to say, these sandals are very comfortable.  So much so, I have it in the nude and black.  The best part, the price is under $30!

Hope that this article have inspired you to step out and add some statement tops to your wardrobe.

 

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24 Comments

  1. Wow, you look absolutely DYNAMIC in that outfit. I am usually a fan of plain tops, but the one you are wearing is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Oh you look gorgeous! I too value the statement top! I love that I can incorporate that with jeans, trousers, skirts, and it really stands out. I love the top you are wearing…so chic!

  3. I’m right with you on trying it on first. Since I’m bigger chested, my natural curves can make things like ruffles look out of control. If I don’t do it right. That look is great. Will definitely look for something like that next time I’m shopping.

  4. I love statement tops because they’re easy to style and you don’t have to go all out with your accessories. This looks so lovely on you! I like how you wore it as well

  5. I love that top! It is a great statement piece, and not too over the top. I always have a hard time with statement tops for myself b/c of how I am built, but I need to start trying them on more often.

  6. This top with the lace shorts is super cute! Perfect outfit I’d love to buy for my cruise next summer! I have those floral shoes in peep toe and love them!!

  7. The white top is so stunning. I’m a huge fan of the statement tops this season. I love the bell sleeves and ruffles. It’s so much fun and so girly. And those shoes are perfection.

  8. I have always loved statement tops. I like to wear simple pants but you can have so much fun with your tops and be crazy bold!

  9. Absolutely stunning! I’d love this top in a bright color like hot pink or I’d go totally opposite and get black. Your photos are beautiful and it obviously helped that you have the gorgeous ocean behind you!

  10. That is beautiful! I am so basic when it comes to clothes – I feel like whenever I have something nice it gets ruined by my kids (or me!). This is awesome though, and I love the ruffles.

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