The perfect pick-me-up and the easiest way to refresh your wardrobe, statement tops can lift an outfit or subtly lend casual elegance to high drama pieces. The most versatile section of your wardrobe, an arsenal of well-chosen tops can be your most valuable sartorial resource. A T-shirt can start out masculine with slouchy jeans and end up demure with a ladylike pencil skirt. Similarly a sports-luxe tank can be reworked into a glamorous evening item paired with a decadent fabric or dazzling embellishments. On those nothing-to-wear days a classic white cotton shirt with denim provides you with a timeless uniform.
CoChineChine’s edit includes casual-cool labels such as Iro and Acne, who offer a directional but dependable range of t-shirts, from classic with a pocket to a boxy round neck. Add a palette of smokey greys and bashful nudes, inky black and the pristine white to your trusty collection of staple tees. Raquel Allegra’s irreverent, de-constructed, signature shredding technique provides a high-fashion twist on this essential, with a collection of superfine long and short-sleeved tops in washed silks, cottons and rayon. Effortless sports-luxe can be seen in fabrics too, follow the trend and go for a heavy sweatshirt top, soft lines and rounded shoulders reworked with feminine cut-outs.
Re-imagine eveningwear and opt for versatile separates instead of a dress. The rich textures and sumptuous fabrics used by CoChineChine’s designers gives the top high fashion status, making it perfect for contemporary after-dark dressing. The modern silhouette of Acne’s silk zip-back blouse acquires exaggerated weight and depth with a dark maxi skirt, or grown-up chic with cigarette pants. Alternatively, go for the sheer printed version over a delicate lace bra, finish with skinny jeans and Pistol boots for signature Acne style. The unexpected textures of Cedric Charlier creations are great for a darker glam, while for warmer weather soft bohemian tunics and blouses by New York label Tucker, speak of dreamy summers and holiday optimism. From essentials to statement pieces, Cochinechine has the most luxurious and fashion forward edit for your wardrobe of versatile separates.