WIW 2/28: Daytime sparkle--sequin tank take 2

Yesterday I wore this black and white geometric sequin tank top under my cream and black trench coat, but I feel like it didn't really count since it was barely visible.

So I thought I'd give the tank another chance to shine and wore it again today! I copied Angie's formula from her blog post:

I tried it with both my black and white Anne Fontaine shirts underneath. (I had actually never thought to put button down shirts underneath tanks, before Claire and Angie suggested it yesterday). The front of the tank has sequins but the back is plain black. It blends in with the black shirt, but I actually liked the higher contrast with the white shirt and the more dramatic double collar. Then I put a black leather jacket on top and added trouser jeans (can't do faded jeans since I'm working today), red pumps and red bag. No jewelry since the sequins are enough.

If you asked me a year ago if I'd wear a sequin tank top to work I would have laughed. I always thought of sequins as something ice skaters, entertainers, or my mom would wear (she's definitely a magpie and dresses in a "flashy/diva/gala" style). Now look at what YLF has done to me! :) I am definitely pushing out of my fashion comfort zone for sure. But the funny thing is, even though this outfit is a stretch, it did feel very "me" when I wore it. What do you think? Comments and suggestions welcome and thanks for looking!

White House Black Market black and white geometric sequin tank top
Anne Fontaine white double collar button down blouse (folded up the sleeves)
Tahari black leather jacket with suede panels and ruched collar
Gap Long and Lean trouser jeans
Clark red T-strap pumps
Fossil red executive tote

PS: Check out my new YLF blog! So exciting--thanks Greg for developing this option! Big fun!

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  • Isis replied 12 years ago

    Wow, I really love both the white and the black blouses with the sequin "vest"! It's flashy yet classic, at the same time.....

  • Jem replied 12 years ago

    I LOVE It! I hadn't thought of putting a shirt under a tank either until Angie mentioned it. I *really* like how it looks! Alot! That really makes another stunning outfit!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 12 years ago

    WOW!!! Let me say again...WOW!!! This looks amazing on you Natalie! I love the sequin tank over both the white and the black blouse. Then when you add your leather jacket and red tote, the outfit is c'est magnifique!!! I desperately want to copy this outfit - except I have none of the pieces lol!

  • christieanne replied 12 years ago

    Looks perfect! I love the personal style interpretation of the daytime sparkle blog post - of course red, white and black are my personal faves so you had me there too :)

  • amyreh replied 12 years ago

    Favorite outfit of yours ever for me! I love it over both, so much fun!!

  • Jjsloane replied 12 years ago

    Love it both ways. My favorite is with white shirt and leather jacket! Nice!

  • Angie replied 12 years ago

    WOW! Your new blog looks wonderful!

    I LOVE both versions here - both black and white.

  • Jaime replied 12 years ago

    Wow, fantastic! I love both versions and your red bag!

  • Sara L. replied 12 years ago

    Great outfit! I'm glad you put the tank over the shirt per Angie's post. I read the post and was hoping someone would give that a try because I was having problems visualizing it. Now that I've seen it in action, I want to try it out. I have a plain white sequin tank that I could try layering.

  • DeniseP replied 12 years ago

    This is my fav outfit on you so far! Love it especially with the white blouse.

  • sarah replied 12 years ago

    This is way cool. I love the black and white and red! What an interesting top - I really like how you've styled it.

  • replied 12 years ago

    Oh yay, you tried it! I can't believe it's the same tank because the styling makes it look so different! I love this Natalie, the denim trousers look so professional. Your patients were in for a real treat today! And you have a YLF blog too??? Squeeeeeee!

  • MsMary replied 12 years ago

    LOVE THIS!! Well done!!

  • ManidipaM replied 12 years ago

    Tres chic! And that sleek leather with sequins in black and white, plus button-down? Bet your mom didn't think of that, Natalie, and that's why it's YOU all over!

  • Fruitful replied 12 years ago

    WOW. Your blog looks amazing and really does your photos justice! You look more than fab, you're formidable!

  • Classically Casual replied 12 years ago

    Today's outfits are even more gorgeous than usual! But I logged on to comment how much I like your blog, and especially the photos. Even without my glasses this morning I can see details in your clothing & accessories that were missing for me in the normal smaller photos. Great fun!!

  • Heather replied 12 years ago

    I am in love with the AF double collar blouse with the daytime sparkle. Well done, Natalie!!! I think you could rock this with pencils as well (and colorful heels!).

  • HelenInCanada replied 12 years ago

    LOVE IT, Natalie! Bold, graphic fun! It looks truly amazing with either the black or white shirt. Your leather jacket and red Fossil bag pull it all together beautifully! No stopping you on your style mission... :)

    P.S. Your new blog is fantastic - it's a great way to showcase all your killer outfits in one place!

  • teri replied 12 years ago

    oh WOW.... I am rushing to your house to steal it right now.

  • Makrame replied 12 years ago

    I really like this in combination with both blouses! Beautiful tank!

    BTW, it is so nice to see all the outfits displayed like this on the blog! Makes it even easier to see all the different combinations!

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