WIW: when the stars of 2 trends align

Angie posted last spring about the Mom Jeans trend, and I am fully on board. My three pairs of Levi's Wedgie jeans--in cream, black, and medium blue denim-- have become my favorites. And last summer, the wrap top came back in style in many versions, as Angie noted. It has been a difficult style for me to wear, as I am not crazy about deep v-necks on me, and the wrap style is hard to keep in place without much bust to fill it out. I do have a sewing pattern for a wrap blouse that I like, however, which features more coverage across the front and a higher neckline. A few years ago, I made it twice , and I loved how the blouses came out, but I rarely wore them. Now I think I know why: I didn't have the right pants to go with them. At the time I made the blouses, I was trying to pair them with mid-rise boyfriend chinos, trousers, and jeans, which felt and looked a bit awkward. As Angie pointed out in her post about the wrap-top trend: "The tops work well with the high-rise bottoms trend because the waist tie and waistband are in the same position on the body."
Today I found I really like my wrap blouse with my high-rise Levi's. My wrap blouses need not be orphans any longer.

The outfit, worn for a day off and a walk to a local coffee shop:

Medium blue high-rise straight leg jeans (Levi's, Wedgie); Liberty print abstract floral wrap blouse in mauve, blue, gray, brown, and orange (made by me); blush slip-on sneakers (Mephisto, Korie); blush rain coat (Sosken); blush cross-body bag (Nordstrom); rose gold earrings and necklace (Kendra Scott).

Thanks for looking, and I welcome your thoughts!

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  • suntiger replied 4 years ago

    Love the blouse and those earrings! And yay to wrap blouses :)

  • Liesbeth replied 4 years ago

    What a lovely blouse! You are right, these are great together.

  • Synne replied 4 years ago

    You look fab!

  • Runcarla replied 4 years ago

    This kind of outfit is right up my sartorial alley! Love the whole - from wrap top to slip ons.

  • Inge replied 4 years ago

    Yes!! The wrap blouse is perfect with these jeans! Hurrah for those rescued orphans (they are much too beautiful never to be worn, so this is fabulous news:-) I love the entire outfit, Sharan, and I am so glad that you found this raincoat. It's stunning!

  • nemosmom replied 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful top - nice work!

  • taylor replied 4 years ago

    Looking fabulous head to toe :)

  • unfrumped replied 4 years ago

    Oh super! Love the blouse and the blush capsule.

    This is similar to peplum or peplum- esque tops— hard to wear with most pants usually, due to the rise.

  • jussie replied 4 years ago

    Interesting point about the pants having a big impact on how well the top works, and so true. You look great :)

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  • Bennett replied 4 years ago

    You look so put together and cool, and I love the round glasses for you. Well done!

  • Becky replied 4 years ago

    Wonderful, and I'm so impressed with your sewing abilities. The few times I have tried to make garments, they have flopped.

  • catherine replied 4 years ago

    That blouse is beautiful on you. Perfect outfit.

  • Irina replied 4 years ago

    I want to look like you! LOL

  • Bijou replied 4 years ago

    I have the same issue with wrap tops. You are so clever to make your own clothes and I love this combination. Good to see the fab blush coat in action too.

  • Bonnie replied 4 years ago

    I've never thought to wear wrap tops with high waist jeans. This looks like the perfect combination for those of us who hate to tuck. You look terrific!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!

  • smittie replied 4 years ago

    Great style! I think you’re in your element. Hair, glasses and outfit all work really well. LOVE. :-)

  • Jessikams replied 4 years ago

    You look so good! You’ve found your ideal denim cut.
    I like this type of jeans too. And I have a wrap too that I want to wear with my mom jeans- but it’s like a tight stretchy wrap top. I can’t figure out if I should tuck it in or leave it out....?

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    Jessikams, I think I would try wearing it out. If it doesn't lay nicely over the waistband of the jeans, then tucking may be the answer.
    Thank you, Smittie!

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    A match made in heaven! Beautiful fabric for the blouse, too.

  • RainB replied 4 years ago

    They are perfect together! Love the shoes and jewellery too.

  • Brooklyn replied 4 years ago

    I love wrap tops but don’t have the real estate for them. I always try to fill in the “v” with jewellery.

    You look great. I like how yours has a more draped (less fitted) front. It makes the look more casual (in a good way).

  • RobinF replied 4 years ago

    Great top! Can I ask what the pattern is? Love this whole outfit. I must admit I am not a huge fan of the “Mom” jeans (mostly because they just don’t flatter me) but these look so fun with the fringe hem, great all around!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    The outfit looks amazing on you. I really like the fit and print of thevtop with those jeans, the arty coat and earrings.

  • kellygirl replied 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous. That's my kind of outfit. The top is sublime on you. Love the Levis!

  • Helena replied 4 years ago

    Fabulous outfit!

  • Jaime replied 4 years ago

    That small tip changed the game! Love the print and YLF!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    Thank you all!
    RobinF, thanks! The pattern is the Salsa blouse, by The Sewing Workshop.

  • Jane replied 4 years ago

    Such a great print (I love Liberty prints!) and perfect with the colour of the jeans. The silver shoes add a modern edge.

  • Mainelady replied 4 years ago

    Gotta love it when style stars align! The wrap top you made is beautiful and works sooooo well with your fave jeans. The blush and rose gold are true compliments to a stellar outfit!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, Jane and Mainelady!

  • texstyle replied 4 years ago

    Great outfit and realization - love it when that happens :-).

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, Texstyle! Great to hear from you!

  • Elizabeth P replied 4 years ago

    Great pairing! 
    Funny how you don't always realize why something doesn't get worn, then BOOM.  Makes me realize being so pathetic at purging isn't always a bad thing :)

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    Haha, Elizabeth! So true!

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