Tops For Everyday Wear
Hello everyone! I love tops that are comfortable to wear, easy to wear and can be worn with various pairs of pants, jeans and skirts. I'm talking about what I call "staple" tops that I can throw on without lots of thought about styling them because I know they will just "work" with anything I'm wearing.
I might also add that great staple tops, in my opinion, come in solid colors so they can be worn with either solid or print pants and skirts. To be honest, I haven't been able to find many tops like these for a long time. Really since I retired. I had a few of these type tops years ago but wore them out, outgrew them, etc. So I've been in the market for some of these tops and, yesterday, I hit the jackpot!!
I finally found the type of tops I wanted at J.C. Penney! The brand is St. John's Bay and you better believe I scooped them up in several colors while I could get them! I'm wearing navy blue in these photos which pairs well with my khaki pants, tan waterfall sweater and my Skecher tan/blue shoes. I absolutely love navy blue with brown and I am thrilled to have this top in this color!
Sorry that the photo quality on this pic isn't great but I wanted to share the different colors I purchased. I was able to find black, white and the mint green in my size as well as the navy blue. The material is a very soft cotton with a round neck which is what I wanted. The shirts are called St. John's Bay Essential Tees and were on sale which was also awesome!
I was also able to find the classic polo style in the same brand AND on sale so I picked up red, white and blue in that style as well. The sizes were a bit picked over but I managed to find colors in both styles that I will wear over and over again. Perhaps I haven't been looking in the right places for these classic styles but I just haven't been able to find these styles in recent years. It seems like tees have been all about "graphic tees" with sayings on them and while that can be cute sometimes, I don't want that kind of tee all the time. I like solids in classic stylings that I know I can dress up or down with a necklace or a sweater or jacket to fit wherever I'm going.
This was my outfit for our outdoor church service this morning and I felt very comfortable in this classic styling. I did size up in these tops as they are cotton and I expect some shrinking to occur with repeated washing and drying. So, keep that in mind if you are ordering online. I also purchased these in the petite department but you can order them online in regular.
Are you a lover of classic styling in tops and tees? Do you like polo style shirts? Be sure to let me know in the comments. I get concerned that stores like J.C. Penney may eventually close. So many stores have closed already and I feel that certain styles are getting harder to find. Yesterday, when The Mr. and I were walking around it kind of felt like the twilight zone because very few people were in the store. While that was nice for us not to feel like we were in a crowd, it certainly can't be good for business. Sigh. Guess I'm becoming a classic myself (or an antique!!)
Until Next Time,