One Chanel Top, 3 Looks: Daytime Casual

If you’ve been keeping up with at That’s So Shima, you may have noticed that I love versatile pieces to create multiple looks. In my last post I styled a Zimmermann skirt casually, then again with a more dressed up look. Both looks were a personal fav and each rose to the occasion. Styling pieces in different ways is definitely a fashionable way to get more bang for your buck. It’s one of the reasons why I tend to buy separates so I can mix it up and create a whole different outfit.

Before splurging on this Chanel crop top, I took some time to imagine how I can get maximum use of it. Once I was done planning all the different looks I could create with it, from casual day to a night out, I was quick to hand over that Amex! πŸ˜‚

Chanel SS21 crop top and black high-waisted shorts with cropped denim jacket. Givenchy aviator sunglasses with stars.
Crop top and shorts: Chanel
Denim jacket: Ksubi
Sunnies: Givenchy

Before breaking down these looks, I just want to give a shout out to my personal friend Nhan Nguyen. He is one of the best photographers in Houston and when I saw the photos he created from our shoot, he made me feel like a Vogue model…and I say that in the most modest way possible 😊. Nhan works his magic at weddings here in Houston, both for local Houston celebrities to some of the most beautiful venues you can imagine. He’s a true artist in his craft! Nhan’s Website and Instagram.

Now back to fashion…this Chanel crop top is part of Chanel’s SS21 ready to wear collection. Enough thinking about what looks to create with the top, now it’s time to wear it! For this look, I dressed the crop top with these Chanel high-waisted shorts {also part of Chanel SS21 ready to wear} and curated two completely different looks.

What’s so great about this top? I can make it work from running errands around Houston straight to an evening out with the girls for cocktails! Not too dressy, not casual. I love it.

Also..perfect for keeping luggage space free on vacation…I’m almost ALWAYS over the checked bag weight limit before I even add vacation shopping goodies on the return home 🀭.

For a carefree vibe to run around town, naturally pulled out my favorite Ksubi cropped denim jacket to layer over the Chanel top . The Chanel shorts are high-waisted, balancing out the midriff area for a bit more coverage. For that comfort level, balancing cropped tops with a high-waisted bottom is the key. Kept it sporty-chic with the Chanel Gabrielle backpack bag and these fun Golden Goose sneakers. Told you in my last post, I love this backpack bag so much I got it in both the beige and black 😁.

When Golden Goose first hit the fashion scene, I couldn’t bring myself to spend that much on worn out looking sneakers despite many celebs being photographed in them. I have a friend that I’m convinced is secretly on their PR team who was persistent on luring me into the Golden Goose cult . One of their signature things is the star on the sides and I love stars (hence these Givenchy shades) that eventually I came across a couple styles that won me over. So here I am, an official Golden Goose groupie.

Denim cropped top. Golden Goose sneakers. Chanel Gabrielle backpack bag
Photo: Nhan Photography, Instagram

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