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.
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!
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.
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.
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.