I decided to giveV-necks a chance again to add some neckline variety without losing the styling ease of basics. The reason I wore so many crew necks before is I found them simple to style, always modest, and versatile. A v-neck comes with more variables - how low is the V? How loose is the tee? Even a higher v-neckline takes effort to wear if the fit is loose and you are trying to be conscious of who can see what, you know? So anyhow… I snagged a 2 pack of Encircled’s the fair v-neck (black and white).
The Fair V Neck is made of eco-friendly rayon from Bamboo and organic cotton that is knit and dyed in Toronto!
The fabric weight is light, making these ideal t shirts for hot summer days or for use as layering pieces.
Styling The Fair V Neck Tee - Jeans
One of the easiest ways to style a V-neck is with a simple pair of jeans! Whether untucked, fully tucked, or French tucked - it’s a grab and go outfit.
Styling The Fair V Neck - Leggings & Dressy Joggers
The fair V neck is a nice length for wearing with leggings and still having coverage. To be noted, though, is the white is a pretty light fabric. So as you can see below it’s easy to see the leggings through an I personally am not a fan of that at all. I really wish the white t was thicker. The trim at the V neck is perfect and I wish the rest of the shirt had that weight!!
Another very comfy outfit is with the dressy sweatpants- The fair v neck tucked in to those gloriously pleated and pocketed dressy joggers is another popular outfit combo.
Styling The Fair V Neck - Jumpsuit
Styling The Fair V Neck - Skirts & Dresses
The place I feel most at home is definitely dress clothes. I live in skirts and dresses and feel perfectly comfortable spending the day dressed up. The fair V neck can easily be styled tucked into a pencil skirt, under a blazer, under a cotton picnic dress, knotted over a high waisted skirt… just to name a few!
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A button up top has been on my “in search of” list as I curate my personal style so when encircled was designing their version of a classic button up, only comfy, I had to give it a try!
Material - The Comfy Button Up
The Comfy Button Up is made with Lenzing Modal. This is a plant based fabric made from the pulp of beech trees. It’s soft and drapey, but more structured than other Modal pieces from encircled, which is a good fit for this style of top.
Does it wrinkle? It can! The first time I wore it out of the shipping package and smashed in my small closet space it was a bit wrinkly. I took a fabric steamer to it and here are the before and after pics. The first picture to the last picture where both sides have been lightly steamed are only 3 minutes apart. Literally. And after years of not wanting to iron things, I have to admit I kind of like the process of taking those few minutes to do something so simple as steaming a garment that I care about and want to keep in good condition for years to come.
Fit - The Comfy Button Up
The Comfy Button Up is designed to be fitted across the shoulders and have a loose, drapey fit over the body and through the sleeves.
I always get XS in encircled tops as I find the sizing generous. I have a petite upper frame and I really don’t like to feel like I’m swimming in fabric, so I generally prefer a fit and flare type of style.
First impressions on theComfy Button Up fit - good fit overall, but could be a little more fitted for my preference. Also, I may have short arms, but I feel the sleeves are a bit long and I want to appreciate the sleeve details more!
With encircled pieces I find the more I wear them the more I love them so I look for that to be the case with this top as well. Learning to style different silhouettes is fun and can be really rewarding as you try new things!
Styling - The Comfy Button Up
Here are some outfits featuringthe Comfy Button Up.
This is a beautiful piece, thoughtfully made, that I will wear and love for years to come, I am sure of it. It’s available in a nice variety of neutrals and colors for the first run so you can find something you will love! I’m still on the hunt for a true, classic button up though. Most likely white or slightly off white. If you have a good rec for a petite, let me know! I just really want the look of that classic collar. I love the look of layering it for different outfits, which just can't be achieved with this piece.
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The Revolve Dress by encircled is a really popular multi-way design that was just re-introduced for 2021. It features a reversible neckline - a wide boatneck style or a drapey cowl neck. The Revolve Dress can be worn as a tunic, as a top, and as a dress as shown below. Add in that reversible neckline and you have at least 6 ways to wear this piece!
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Encircled gives you 5 ideas for starters:
1. Tied in the front
2. Worn in reverse and tied in the back
3. Open cardigan
4. Draped Cardigan
5. Wrap top
Here's a 1 minute video on How to Wear The Everyday Twist Top
How I Style The Everyday Twist Top Review
Let's start with the basics.
For reference, this is a Plum Purple Everyday Twist Top in size XS. I generally wear 4-6 and I'm just over 5'. XS is my perfect size in the everyday twist top.
Oh and also: In almost all of the following pictures I am wearing it with a purple pencil skirt and a white crew neck. This just shows you how many looks you could get with this top and the same skirt, but it could easily be replaced with a variety of skirt styles and colors, dresses, other types of pants etc.
So you can see the easiest looks here.
My favorite way to wear the Everyday Twist Top in reverse is to pair it with some statement jewelry. Etsy is one of my favorite places to go to find independent artists making really unique and special jewelry.
Rather than doing the basic knot at the back when you reverse the Everyday Twist Top, here are two alternative ideas.
Wearing The Everyday Twist Top with Jeans here to give you an idea of the length on my frame. On the right you can see it wrapped into a fitted top like #2 above, except not worn in reverse with the high neckline. I like to wear the top like this, but not with these jeans necessarily. (Ps please ignore the random brown belt I'm wearing. It's my only regular width belt to wear with jeans and my random red Bali elf sandals.)
The skinny belt is one of my most dear and cherished wardrobe companions as a petite pear. Here are a variety of looks using skinny belt, whether to highlight the waist or to keep the everyday twist top in the right position like in the third picture underneath "full length belted".
Start with the basic styles and then just try adding a belt! Could be a coordinating color or a contrasting pop of color.
Also adjust the neckline- play with the angles to see what flatters you and what you prefer! Maybe you want to tuck in one of the sleeves for a bold look?!
Finally I want to share some fun, funky, bold, creative looks. These aren't for everyone, and probably aren't going to be your everyday look with the everyday twist top, but still... if you just want to splash out one day and do something unique... go for it!
Twist, Tie, Knot,Tuck, Angle... just play and have fun with this super versatile piece from encircled!
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But first, let's talk a bit about body suits....
What is the purpose of a body suit?
At it's core, a body suit provides a smooth, fitted, tucked in top look without weird bunching or the chance of it coming untucked.
Why are bodysuits so popular?
If you love wearing high waisted bottoms - high waisted pants, high waisted shorts or skirts, or body skimming pencil skirts, a body suit gives a very flattering fit and finishes the look perfectly.
The problem(s) with bodysuits
While bodysuits have the potential to provide a polished final look, there are some problems.
"The Unbodysuit has all the design features that make a truly great bodysuit but in the form of a top. Available in a sleeveless and ¾ sleeve option and made from soft, yet structured Modal fabric."
- encircled encircled body suit review
Okay, so is it just a t-shirt?
Well, no. It's definitely not a t-shirt. But yes, it is a top. Most tops, especially from encircled, have a different fit - some are very drapey, some are fitted at top and flowy, some are oversized, some are boxy. The Unbodysuit looks to me like a fitted top made from the most amazing, soft, sustainable material you'd want touching your skin and I'm here for it!
Looks like the initial run of The Unbodysuit is black, navy, mauve, and maybe sapphire blue? I'd like to see a light neutral in there - whether white or off white/ivory etc. Even in the winter this is a great piece to have. I'm thinking of a light knit sweater that I want to wear something underneath and I want it a similar light color, just as a for instance!
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