Stripes & Bows J. Crew Off The Shoulder Top.

Stripes & Bows.

Stripes & Bows J. Crew Off The Shoulder Top.

For anyone who is in freezing weather right now, I’m sorry. With my trip to Mexico just around the corner and March only a few days away, I can’t help but think (and shop) spring right now, making me eager to swap out my sweaters for lighter pieces.

I’ve found the off the shoulder trend to be hit or miss for me (remember this top last year? Looking back on those photos I hate how it looks on me!) so I was a little hesitant to add this striped top from J. Crew to my shopping cart, but couldn’t resist giving it a try thanks to the bow detail on the sleeves. There may have been an audible squeal when it arrived and actually looked good and now it’s currently packed in my suitcase for Tulum to be pared with white shorts and sandals, ready for it’s tropical debut.

Stripes & Bows J. Crew Off The Shoulder Top.Stripes & Bows J. Crew Off The Shoulder Top.

To ease the transition into warmer weather pieces, I paired the top with a classic pair of dark skinny denim (can’t go wrong with Madewell denim in my book!) and my all-time favorite sandals from Old Navy. Fun fact: last year I grabbed them in brown and wore them non-stop all spring and summer, getting countless questions about where they were from since they look way more expensive than their $19 price tag. Even after a full season of heavy wear around San Francisco and on every vacation I took over the summer, they still held strong so when I spotted them back on Old Navy’s website, I scooped them up in gold and black as well – I’m fully stocked now!
Stripes & Bows J. Crew Off The Shoulder Top.Stripes & Bows J. Crew Off The Shoulder Top.

Have you been doing any spring and summer shopping yet?

J. Crew Top // Madewell Denim // Old Navy Sandals // Old Navy Bag // Madewell Earrings
// Revlon Lipstick in ‘Standout’ // Beachwaver Curling Wand // R+Co Hairspray //
Wander Beauty Foundation // Benefit Hoola Bronzer // NARS Orgasm Blush // L’Oreal Mascara
// Smashbox Eyeshadow // Essie Gel Couture Polish in ‘Caviar Bar’

Photos by Tory Putnam

  • LOVE this top and so cute paired with a red purse!

  • justine

    LOVE this outfit! <3 i like how you complemented with a red lip and a red purse. Kentucky weather is too fickle for me to dress this cute, but once it warms up I'm def. getting some inspiration from this. I used to work at J Crew and I love all of their pieces.

  • Erica Wszolek

    Love the gold accent in the sandals with the red purse! Such a pretty look. You wear it well. :)

  • Brittany Daoud

    Cute top! I love the purse you paired it with for a contrasting color!

  • I love the jeans you paired it with. And those cute gold sandals really finish the whole look. I love it!

  • Your outfit is perfect for summer. I love the dark wash denim, gotta buy one. And those sandals are lovely, can’t believe the price.

  • Love this top! There are tooooo many striped items in my closet but has that stopped me before? The color of the bag is great. Awesome pairing.

  • I just ordered that top!! I can’t wait to finally try it on, I LOVE how you styled it! I thought it would only look good with white jeans but I love the dark denim/pop of red!

  • Reeni Geiser

    These are such cute pieces! I cannot wait for the warmer weather to arrive!!

  • Love that top…and everything with bows on the sleeves! Can’t wait for spring!


  • I love the casual chic look…. it looks so easy, and clean, and yet works in a variety of situations for daily life. Great style!

  • Rebecca Kissinger

    Loving your style! 💟

  • I adore this striped top! So perfect for spring!

  • I’m excited to try the off-the-shoulder trend after I have this baby! (Although I’ve seen some cute off-the-shoulder maternity tops, I’m not ready to invest in one with just a few weeks left to go). I love those Old Navy sandals, too! Living in Florida, I’m always looking for comfortable but cute sandals.

  • This top is so cute on you! :) Love the OTS look.

  • Tammy Nilson Tenison

    Navy and red is so classic!

  • Love the navy and white! So classic and preppy.

    Alix |

  • Love the stripes and the little bows at the wrists!

  • such a cute top, i love the bowtie on the sleeves!

  • I have been eyeing this top! It is so adorable on you!!

  • effortlesseverydaystyle

    Loving this top! I love the bow detail on the sleeve!

  • Amanda K

    Such a cute look! I love those colors paired together.

    Amanda ||

  • loving the stripes on you babe! the fact that it’s off the shoulder makes it a must in my closet ;) xo, sharon