{ZARA Cardigan (similar), CLUB MONACO Top (on sale!), H&M Sailor Pants (similar), PRADA Sunglasses, c/o CHARMING CHARLIE Earrings, RALPH LAUREN Hat, STUART WEITZMAN Shoes}

90% of the time if you see me wearing head-to-toe black and white, it’s because I was in a rush to get ready that morning. It’s a foolproof style hack that never lets me down. I threw some fun into the mix this go ’round with a fabulous statement-making Club Monaco top. I fell completely in love with it when I spied it on the clearance rack and have been tempted to go back for the stripe version as well. The bow on the shoulder gives just the right feminine touch to finish off the look.

Because I had a client meeting to go to earlier in the day, I tossed on this contrast trim cardigan that I picked up from the Zara clearance sale a while back. It’s sold out now, but I found a really great dupe at Target.

About the Fit:
This relaxed-fit top is made from a stretchy knit with lots of give, so it’s hard to go wrong with this one. Just get a great strapless bra (this one gets a gold star), and you’re good to go.  The length is also perfect for wearing both tucked and untucked.