Weekend Inspiration: Buy This Great Fitting Updated Tank

Stop what you are doing and order this tank, it’s that great.  A few weeks back, I popped into my J.Crew Factory (or Mercantile).  It’s right next to our local Whole Foods. I don’t usually love food shopping and rely quite a bit on Instacart, but we’re at that point in the summer where I jump at any chance to get out of the house by myself for an hour.  I grab an iced coffee, take my time walking up and down the aisles, and before I drive home, take a minute to see what’s new at J. Crew.

My wardrobe needs have always been a tale of two extremes. When dressing to work with our corporate clients, I invest in classic, better pieces. But on days when I’m “balancing” working from home and schlepping the kids to and from the pool and friends houses, their merchandise makes sense. Cute shorts, casual tees, some cotton tank dresses – just throw on and go about your day kind of dressing. Plus, the prices are great, and I don’t feel like I have to dig throw racks as I do at more traditional outlet stores. I’m in and out of the store in 15 minutes.

Tank, $19.50 (more colors available, xx-s – xx-l)

I picked this tank up about a month ago, and have gone back to buy more, twice. It’s a fantastic stand-alone piece and a layer. Lately, I’ve been wearing it with these twill pants (limited sizes left) and my jeans ( Old Navy Rockstar Skinnies, AG Distressed and these from Article of Society) when it’s not ungodly hot out. It works because of the subtle layer at the bottom, that simple silky detail elevates it from a basic cotton tank to an outfit enhancing piece. Zhush it up with some stacked bracelets and or a long, swingy necklace.

What makes it versatile is come cooler weather it’s what you’ll wear under long, unconstructed cardigans (like this one we featured on Wednesday), a blazer or even a leather or leather-like moto jacket. AND, it’s $20. I bought one in every color, and two white and black.

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

10 Comments
    1. It’s definitely worth trying. There is nothing about the construction of it that would work against your proportions. At worst you might want to take it up a little bit at the top, so you get the length to hit where you want, but it would be worth it.

  1. I bought this in grey earlier in the summer and it has been a staple!! I need to get the blush pink and white. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Just checked them out… I want to order 3 – in Gray, Black and Ivory! Did you order your normal size? Or size down (only a few comments said it ran large – esp. in arm holes)? I never know what to believe. I’m just about to pull the trigger on my normal Med. (I’m 5′-7″; 159# & 36D bust…). Any sizing input from those who have this would be helpful! 😉

    1. They run true. I’m just a little taller than you, with a slightly smaller bust and I comfortably wear a medium, which is what I generally wear. The shell has a nice drape to it, so it falls from the body in a really flattering way.

  3. I am wondering how it feels to tell someone to “stop what you’re doing and order this tank” and have them do exactly that. Early one AM last week, I did as I was told and literally stopped what I was doing and ordered the black and the white. I received them yesterday and only wish I’d had them 6 weeks earlier! They’re pretty true-to-size, maybe a teeny tiny bit roomy because as a S/M, the Small work perfectly. Thanks for another staple piece suggestion. 🙂

    1. Hahahaha! It’s pretty much the only time I ever say anything and have a chance at someone listening. I only wish I had this super power at home 🙂 I’m so glad they worked!

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