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It’s a wardrobe staple.
Before I started writing about the best fashion products on the market, I used to make them. I’ve designed tees and tanks for a few high end retailers in my past. Along with this, we do a lot of research on upcoming trends, checking fabrics, sampling (and re-sampling) clothes to ensure quality, and listening to customers to understand their needs and wants. So when it comes to building a wardrobe, I’m an expert on what to look for.
The Long Sleeve Shrug by Amelie Boutique is an open-front bolero-style cardigan that can easily be layered over tanks and sleeveless tops for added warmth and coverage. When the season changes, it’s a must-have in my wardrobe for transition wear thanks to the changing of the season. It features a slight ruching on the side seam which accentuates the figure, and comes in 11 colors and sizes from small to large.
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When making my two seasonal purchases for a transitional piece, I look for a few things: Can it be turned on and off easily? Can it be worn all year round? And is it versatile? This Amazonian bolero style ticks all the boxes—and not to mention, the style is on trend. I’ve worn this transitional piece over fitted outfits to dinner and to workouts, making sure it can be dressed up or down. It keeps my cold hands warm, and if I suddenly get hot, it can easily be rolled up to fit in my bag. With this layering hack, I can no longer compromise on where to store my bulky knit cardigan or style based on the weather. It fits what you’d expect a standard long-sleeve tee to feel like, but thanks to the stretchy fabric, it’s not too tight – however, if you’re planning on rocking this top with sleeves or bulky straps, I’d recommend sizing up.
Even Amazon shoppers have to live with this transition. One five-star shopper wrote: “It’s the perfect little shoulder, especially for winter when I still want to wear a camisole and corset but it’s too cold.” Another five-star reviewer who owns six colors says the fabric is “simple yet functional,” adding that the fabric is “simple yet functional,” while another five-star reviewer says it “turns all summer tops into winter.” [tops]He said.
Whether you’re looking to build your wardrobe with pieces you wear or something that can offer a little extra coverage, this layering hack is the way to go. The AmélieBoutik LongSleeve Shrug is a transitional wardrobe staple that you can wear year-round, and it’s only $25 on Amazon.
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