Shopping can be tricky this time of year, stores are an eclectic mix of sale merchandise and new fall arrivals. Most of the sale merchandise is pretty picked over and it is probably too hot to wear many of the new fall items but occasionally you find the perfect buy now, wear now and later item that adds a pop of excitement to your worn out summer wardrobe and will be a centerpiece from which you can start your fall collection.
I blogged about a pair of Giani Bini shoes from Dillard’s that were a perfect example of buy now, wear now and later, you can read about them by clicking here. However, I have also found a perfect buy now, wear now and later top from J Crew. The silk Frances cami is the perfect piece to add to your closet. It is an elegant silk sleeveless top with a stand up collar and ruffled front that looks great paired with a pencil skirt or slim cropped pants now and later can be worn all fall layered under a variety of sweaters, cardigans and blazers. It also makes an interesting and feminine counterpoint to torn boyfriend jeans and for you working gals it will look beautiful under a suit. Available in a variety of colors, trust me you will want more than one, at your local J Crew stores and online at www.jcrew.com.
You might want to hurry if you want one, rumor is they are selling fast and furious. By the way, ruffles are big for fall!