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7/16/18

Summer Staple: Striped Tanks

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2018 has been the year of the stripes for me. I've always liked them in general, but for some reason this year I've had better luck finding specific items I really like. Maybe I'm looking a little harder for them since at one point earlier this year I felt like I really didn't have many at all and wanted to add "a few" to my wardrobe. I'd say I officially have "a few now," but I'm coming over to the side of "never too many" when it comes to stripes!
LOFT Striped Essential Tank Forever Navy

A lot of the reviews for this LOFT Striped Essential Tank said that it ran small so you should size up. Normally I find LOFT tops to run a little bit, so I ordered a Small in this tank and I'm happy with the fit. That said, Small is my "normal" size in fitted tanks, but it's one up from my usual size in LOFT tops. Hopefully that helps rather than over complicating the size issue! That said, it's a great basic piece and layers easily with different jackets and cardigans as I'll show in some outfits below. If it's not on sale today, it will most definitely go on sale again in the near future since LOFT runs pretty frequent 40% off promotions. It comes in grabbed it in the grey version, and I'll share some outfits for that version too.

My exact jean shorts are a few years old from Articles of Society and my cardigan is from Abercrombie last year, so I've linked to some current similar options in the same price range. My sandals are true to size and another great summer staple. I've been wearing my Miller sandals a lot since I just got them this year, but I liked how the richer cognac color of these worked with this outfit. Plus they're very comfortable!

Usually when I'm in the process of taking outfit pictures I'll stop for a minute and check the camera to make sure we're on the right track. Of course how things look on the camera is a little different than how they end up looking on a computer screen, but it does help prevent some disasters (as I've learned the hard way!). At any rate, when I checked the photos with this outfit I wasn't really sure I was liking the belt, and since the cardigan was an A/C protection addition anyway, I ditched that too. I couldn't decide which result I ultimately liked better, so I put it to an Instagram poll to decide.


The majority favored the belt + cardi option, but since a fair amount still liked the clean + simple look, here's that option too!
Striped Tank | Similar Cardigan | Similar Jean Shorts | Sandals ("Saddle Leather")  | Necklace | Earrings  | Similar Watch | Mixed Metal Bracelet (c/o) | Tory Burch Fleming (c/o) (Budget Option)

When I took the poll I did have one more request for this outfit with the belt but without the cardigan, and I wish I had thought to try that while we were out and about! It's just funny how even a simple piece like this tank and a pretty basic outfit can still take some trial and error to make it look "right," whether to your own eyes or someone else's!

THREE WAYS TO WEAR A NAVY STRIPED TANK:
I have to say, number three is my favorite of these outfits and I wish I had photographed that one for today's post. But it's been too hot to wear a tank with jeans and a jacket right now so I stayed with the reality version rather than sweating buckets for the "looks best in pictures" option!
ONE:  Striped Tank | Similar Cardigan | Similar Jean Shorts | Sandals ("Saddle Leather")  

THREE WAYS TO WEAR A GREY STRIPED TANK:
 I really love the grey version of this tank too and think it makes for a great year-round layering piece. I'm usually not one to wear the sporty style of outfit #2 here, but I actually kind of like it with the sleek hoodie and there's a pretty good chance I'll be packing this whole outfit on my trip to Oregon in a couple of weeks. I'll probably have to wear it with jeans rather than shorts depending on the weather, but either way I think the striped tank adds a little more fun and interest vs. a plain grey tank.

*For a round-up of budget-friendly sandals very similar to the Tory Burch Miller sandal see this post.
**This is an Amazon Exclusive brand, and they often run deals on their house brands for Prime Day. So it's worth waiting until Prime Day launches (at Noon Eastern) to the check the pricing before making a purchase!

I wasn't planning on posting quite so many outfits today since I have another post coming up later today for Prime Day! But I just thought it would be easier to have all the striped tank outfits in one post. That said, the memo for today is to get ready for Amazon Prime Day starting at noon! I hope you'll stop back by the blog this evening when I have another post up with a round up of my personal favorites in a few different categories (not just fashion)!

So if you don't have a Prime membership yet, click here to get started on your free trial and shop the deals today!

Some of the deals are starting early, like up to 50% off Amazon Devices! Everything from Kindles to Home Security to the Echo Look. You might remember I shared my Echo Look experiences in this post...it takes your photos and will rate your outfits and let you know what looks best on you! But of course, my most used Amazon device is my Kindle. If you don't have one you can get the Paperwhite for only $80 (regularly $120) or the basic e-reader (my boys have this style and it's great) for only $50 (regularly $80).

Linking up with: Rachelle | Lauren M. | Andrea

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14 comments:

  1. I'm definitely in the 'you can never have too many' camp when it comes to striped pieces! stripe tanks are the bes too. As you showed here, it's so easy to change up an outfit with accessories like the cardigan and belt, one of the reasons why I love accessories so much! :)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was so cold here, winter has really hit!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks Mica! Glad to know I'm in good company with stripes. Always fun to hear about your opposite weather down under, too!

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  2. Fabulous tanks and so essential to the wardrobe!! Love the long cardi. Such a chic and cute look! Have a wonderful Monday!

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    1. Thank you Andrea! Hope you had a great Monday too!

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  3. I love the stripes on your tanks - thinner stripes are so nice. I love all the ways you styled them, especially with the white jeans and pink jacket! I have that jacket in my cart but have yet to click buy! Ugh!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Ha, if you're like me it's hard to buy "cold weather" jackets this time of year! But I couldn't let it pass me by twice! I do love the thinner stripes but man they were tricky to photograph! LOL.

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  4. This is a perfect casual outfit, welcome to the stripes club :)


    xo
    Pinksole

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    1. Ha ha, thank you! It must be official if they have a welcoming committee. :)

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  5. Sometimes I feel like my whole wardrobe is LOFT, they have a lot to love! This is a great tank and I really like it all the ways you styled it. Can't wait to see what you have to say about Prime day, I feel totally lost when I look through it.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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    1. Thanks Brooke! I think my favorite deals for Prime Day are not necessarily fashion oriented, so I hope you like to read! :)

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  6. Gosh I love everything with stripes! They can be dressed up, or won with an athleisure outfit. They are so versatile and such a great pattern! These tanks are awesome!

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    1. Thanks Laura! Yes, for someone like me who's not as much into prints they make a great "print." Ha!

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