Monday, July 02, 2012

Style that Lasts

One of my all time Ulla favorites, the Watercolor Print Duster, #12430, reminds me of icons of style that last.

Yes, the duster has many virtues like it's semi-sheer fabric, soft surface texture, 36 inch length providing cool coverage, it's machine washable and presented in a palette of vivid ocean colors against a crisp cool white background. More importantly perhaps is that it is an updated classic that always looks good on me and I can take that to the bank. No pun intended, I know I'm not spending a fortune because it gives me great style and versatility.

When I think of pieces that I wear frequently, it's amazing how the cost per wear goes down.  This duster creates fabulous looks right from my closet. It gives me an instant shot of confidence because it's tried and true. Here's how I exploit it's versatility, I use it as a:

Cover-up over a bathing suit. Pin a small turquiose pin on a black swim suit, creating a matching set instantly.

Tunic, buttoned up, over Ulla's  leggings,19900, in white. The 36 inch length makes this the ideal plus size top for leggings. Wear with tonal earrings to polish to your look and bring radiance to your face.

Jacket worn open over a white tee shirt and a casual pant, such as our Stretch Twill Relaxed Pants, 12830, in white or our Stretch Denim Button Boot Leg Jeans, 14823. My secret is to button only one button at the smallest part of my torso, creating a waist.

Duster worn to the office - wear it open over a trimming column of color from Ulla's Matte Jersey collection. Choose a monochromatic set, Matte Jersey Tank, 94568 and Matte Jersey Straight Leg Pants, 02635. in either plum, navy or black.

Tell us about a classic piece you use to update your look instantly.

Babe

Ulla Popken Stylist & Blogger

Feel good in what you wear.

6 comments:

Deb said...

Hi Babe,
The Watercolor Print Duster is so fresh & cool looking for summer.
I love your suggestions for wearing it as a cover up, a tunic, a jacket or a duster!
Thanks so much for your blog, your insights & suggestions really convey your understanding of beauty at any size!

Babe Hope said...

You're welcome!

Don't you just love when you can wear the same item over and over?!?

Anonymous said...

Just love these bright summer colors! Think they would be perfect for an afternoon barbecue, don't you? Love all the suggestions you offer of how to wear this over and over.
Thanks!
Donna

Babe Hope said...

Yes, a barbecue! I'm glad you mentioned it because I have one client who always seems to ask me what to wear to a summer barbecue! She wants to look great but feel cool and comfy too - not always easy to do in the hot weather.

Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

I love your unique fashions but lately alot of the tops i like are to long for a short person/ anything longer than 30 in looks like a dress on me! please go back to shirts in 29 -30 length thanks!

Babe Hope said...

Thank you for your thoughts on the length of tops. It's an important point and I'm going to share it with our design team.

Depending on your size, many of our tops are 29-30 inches, but the range of the length gets longer as the sizes goes up.

If you give me some specifics, your size and what you are looking for, I'd be happy to help you look!

Best,
Babe