For the past couple of seasons now, I have come to rely upon Raquel Allegra to make at least one fantastically tempting tie-dye top that I will have to force myself not to buy. Because as much as I’d like to think I could look all cool-girl in a tie-dyed Raquel Allegra top, I’m not nearly cool enough for that, and would instead just come off like some sad hippie-girl-come-lately instead of the creative/slick/every-so-slightly-rockerish chick that I’d imagine Allegra designs for.
And actually that’s OK—or at least it is after my inevitable heart-rending struggle. I accept, and in fact quite enjoy, where I fit in to the style landscape these days. And yet. Just look at the excellent sleeve detail on this one, and how it fades to black, which is a lovely and sophisicated touch. And the clean, high neckline, too—which one wouldn’t expect on a top like this, but which totally works.