sweatshirt, boyfriend jeans: H&M - pumps: c/o Wonders - ring, necklace: Diamanti Per Tutti - belt: boyfriend's
I'd been lookig for the perfect type of square, oversized sweatshirt since falling in love with Paulien's maxi skirt look in this blogpost. I've always had a difficult relationship with tops (lulz): I never have any problem finding bottoms I like, but tops? They never seem to fit me quite the way I'd like them to. The length, the fabric, the fit: it's all important when I look at tops. I usually look for tops that have a bit of structure to them: not harsh or stiff, but something that doesn't just follow the shape of your body (and the outlines of your bra). Something a bit square-fitting, with a hem that hits me just above the hip. Just to exemplify: I hate this shape on me, while I love this one. When you can tuck a top into a higher waisted bottom, this is less of an issue of course. Another tip of mine: raglan sleeves are always a plus. And flimsy fabric is always a minus.
N E WAY, I picked up this sweatshirt at H&M last week before visiting the Rituals flagstore shop opening in a large because I love the way the sleeves hang off my shoulders. The top is a bit long on me, but I'm still contemplating whether I want to shorten it or not. I like the length because I can wear it with leggings as the top just covers my butt in the back, or do a semi-tuck with jeans, but I might shorten it yet.
Do you have any pet-peeves concerning tops? And should I shorten the top or not?