I’ve talked many times here about details, how subtle and not so subtle design elements can upgrade closet staples and turn them into closet stars. That is certainly the case with Theory’s Lexanda top, a top that puts a fresh spin on the classic striped shirt. I’m always on the hunt for elevated basics and this top – with its peplum silhouette and bell cuffs – checks all the right boxes . I love its better than basics vibe and its versatility is another huge perk. This is one of those shirts that can easily take you from day to night. Most recently I wore it with Club Monaco leather pants for a date-night, but I’ve also worn it casually with these jeans and these, as well as a pencil skirt similar to this one from Vivienne Westwood.
Another great thing about this top is that it doesn’t have to be worn alone. As you can see, paired with a moto jacket, the shirt’s details are highlighted in the prettiest sort of way- the peplum hem and ruffle cuffs subtly peak out from beneath the jacket. I love this shirt so much I’m actually thinking about picking it up in black (yes, it comes in black ) because of course, you know how I love black :)
Top (also in black) // Pants (on sale!) // Moto Jacket: Vince ( similar styles priced high to low – here and here and here) // Shoes // Bag: Vintage Bally
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I just talked myself out of some leather leggings, but now I think I need to try them.
They are perfect with this fun blouse!!
Another great look… Love that top..
So cute! Love this whole outfit — including that awesome jacket! Trendy and chic. Thanks for sharing!
This top looks amazing on you, very pretty.
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That top is beautiful! You look effortlessly chic.
So in love with this look! That top is adorable and makes the outfit. Great job!
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Very nice! I like peplum and the pants have a nice sheen to them.
Gorgeous look beautiful lady! I love your style!
Beautiful look Mary, very chic and classy as always.
What a fantastic combination! I love the leather details!
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This top is so pretty on you, and the leather pants were the perfect choice to pair it with!
Loved the shirt!! Looks so good on you !!
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Sweet moto jacket! I just ordered two from Macy’s (both on sale ~ sticking with those goals .. lol) .. hope at least one works :-)
Such a beautiful look Mary! Your top is so feminine with peplum detail and bell sleeve. Perfect touch styled with your edgy pants and jacket!
Such a gorgeous peplum shirt, I particularly love the stripes and the bell sleeve (although I always worry about eating in bell sleeves, it’snot easy lol!) I must say, I ADORE your leather leggings too!
I absolutely adore the way you’ve styled your leather pants, you look so chic and classy! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the best week ahead!
I love a good elevated basic piece! That top is darling on you!
You had me at PEPLUM! Such a feminine look! Love the sleeves!
Such a cute outfit! Loving that top!
Such a lovely top, great look Mary :)
Love this style Mary! Classic with a surprise :-) The peplum really adds to the look and I love it with the moto. you look stunning!
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Such a gorgeous top, I love the sleeves,
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Very very beautiful
I love the way you style basics with a twist all the time. This top is a fun one