If the world of alicia was the internet then #mod would totally be trending. I’ve always been a fan of all things 60’s, the British invasion, Austin Powers and the mod movement. What totally has me obsessing over this retro trend is the newest release of the mark. Mod limited edition holiday collection! It’s black and white optical prints, styling in the current magalog, and graphic feels has me inspired:
It’s wear and share Wednesday, which means Jackie from Living After Midnight and I take the same piece, wear it two different ways and share it! For July we selected the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse ($30). It’s the perfect versatile summer top, pool blue color, fun cutout neckline and lightweight for hot summer temps.
mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse
Going graphic, I played off the graphic cutout details of the top by pairing it with a graphic black and white knit pencil skirt. Remember this skirt from a previous Wear and Share Wednesday Post? Jackie and I styled this mark. High Contrast Skirt back in February but it seemed more than fitting to bust it out again for a fun, office-friendly-on-a-106-degree-day look!
What’s more graphic than black and white? Black and white pumps from Shoedazzle and a black leather bag with a black and white striped silk scarf tied on add to my look. My bag and scarf are from Brooks Brothers but you can recreate the look with the mark. Handle With Flair Handbag in black.
The cutout trend is definitely having a moment, but its harder to make that trend work-friendly. The mark. Styling Trapeze Top ($30) perfectly placed their cutouts around the neckline, making this a more versatile way to wear the trend. To really focus on this detail I went sans-necklace but avec statement earrings (mark. Wow Factor Earrings) and kept my other jewelry summer friendly in shades of blue and gold. (Avon Signature Boyfriend watch, mark. Nail This Look Ring, Limited bracelet, blue bracelet from the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set, and two bracelets I picked up on my Hawaiian vacation last year).
Wearing my hair up also helps draw attention to the super fun details of the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse. Plus, when its over 100 there is no way I’m wearing my hair down… enter in the mega messy bun. I used the sock bun technique but wore it lower on my head to make it more appropriate. Quick summer style for a hot summer day.
This look is definitely my style. My favorite color, blue, with my favorite style, graphic black and white. Plus, I was able to make my current closet more versatile with adding in one new summer top, the mark. Styling Trapeze Top, and for only $30!
You can shop the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse at my eBoutique. I bet you already have a handful of things you could pair it with to freshen up your current closet to create a killer new summer look. This top is extremely versatile, you could wear it with denim shorts like Jackie did or your favorite white bottoms, or slim capris, or skinny jeans or under a blazer… the list goes on. Be sure to head over to Living After Midnite to see more details on Jackie’s look!
BONUS! Now through July 18th (Friday) with a $75 order at my eBoutique get this tote filled with goodies for FREE. Yep, FREE! Perfect time to shop the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse and all the SUMMER CLEARANCE (as seen here) items!