Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cute Dress Up Ideas for Tank Tops

Are you a tank top and jeans girl like me? If so, then you know my dilemma -- while dressing down in tank top and jeans is an easy style, it looks plain and mundane. As much as you'd like to reflect a casual street style, and rock that girl next door look, your plain ensemble could use a bit dazzle.

Tank top and jeans are my go to, but this outfit needs a serious makeover




Don't worry. I don't suggest walking out the door all bling-ed up like a tribal bride on her wedding day. Just additions here and there to take you from casual to casually dressed up.

Cute Dress Up Idea 1 - Long Necklace


Drape a long necklace to add glitz. While at it, why not add matching bracelets too?

Long Necklace and Braided Bracelet from Forever 21
Chained Bracelet from MzFashionCloset





Cute Dress Up Idea 2 - Scarf


Wrapping a scarf around your neck creates dimension to a flat outfit. It also adds patterns and prints to a basic black tank top.

 Dress up with a silk scarf adds a nice layer to your flat tank top






Cute Dress Up Idea 3 - Vest


Think outside the box. Think men's wear. Wearing a vest gives your outfit authenticity.

A pin striped vest also offers slimming effect




Seattleite meets Dick Tracy




Do you have any cute dress up ideas for tank tops?



73 comments:

  1. Nice idea, loving the tanks and vest combination !

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  2. all great ideas. for me it's a necklace or blazer. LOVE your boots here!

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  3. when the tank top is rather long, you can use a cool waist-belt as well. at least I've done it :P

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  4. Love the second way, with a scarf.. or a foulard could be a great idea too!


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  5. love the boots dear!

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  6. Looking super cute girlie :)
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  7. tank tops fit the best, with everything! I really wear them daily!!

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  8. Great post! It's amazing what a transformation just a necklace or scarf makes.

    You have such a fantastic figure!!

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  9. Great combinations, especially the vest and statement necklace!

    xoxo,
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  10. so simple, yet effective ~ I always go for a scarf tank combo :)

    J <3

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  11. Adorable post - love the idea with the scarf. x

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  12. During the summer I am definitely a tank top and jeans kinda girl! Loveee this post! :]

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  13. very cute!

    other variations:

    add a short cardigan (I have a really cute grey one with ruched sleeves that I used to LOVE to do this with)

    add a cute jacket, in my case it would be my cropped leather bomber

    layer tanks- particulary ones with different necklines and shoulder styles. Like a fitted racerback tank with a strappy flowy one.

    but my favorite will always be add a statement necklace- a simple tank will let it shine :)

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  15. Those are great ideas. I like the one with the scarf best =)

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  16. looking great
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  17. love them all! you look fierce with just tank and boots! ;)

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  18. Nice ideas :) I really like the scarf xx

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  19. That's so interesting, I feel like a tank top and leggings is how I start most outfits in the fall and winter. Then I put a dress or skirt or a long sweater on top! I love that scarf, it looks so pretty!
    --TS
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  20. Each of these ideas took your outfit up a notch. I especially love the idea with the vest! I've been looking for a cute vest for a few months now, but haven't found one yet.

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  21. You look so cute in a tank! :)

    I wear tanks all the time, cus' they are so comfy. I dress mine up with a blazer or leather jacket. :)

    Thanks for the inspiration! :D

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  22. I love how you added little things to make the outfit so chic! Definitely loving the scarf with it. I wish I could wear just a tank top and jeans and look okay! You make it work! :)

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  23. So cute, I love the vest!!!

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  24. Very good advices. I love the vest!

    xx

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  25. I am so saving this photo and coping it! Love your boots! You always look amazing! http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/

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  26. Tank tops are my Must Have go to lol. I dress them up as you do and also wear them under blazers and cardigans.

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  27. Nice and creative combos! I like the tank with the vest idea! Nice post!


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  28. Hello Darling, you look great in all of your outfits. I like the vest over the tank top the most. Hot!!
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  29. Love the vest idea I actually used to do that a lot for work because it was quick and easy and I could just take it off when I was done. I really like the scarf too however I have a hard time tying them up to look just right and stay on at the same time.
    -Ash
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  30. Hello Darling, you look absolutely amazing in all of your outfits. I like the vest over the tank top the most

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  31. I love tank tops. I like 'em plain and dolled up. You are so rockin' the necklaces but that vest is sheer brilliance. Think I'm going to copy you a bit.

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  32. Adding a blazer will have your look be more structured. Since you're in all black a contrasting white blazer will help you look very chic. If you want to be fun, adding a bright colored blazer like maybe pink will definitely have you being an attention grabber.

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  33. My favorite way to spruce up an outfit is a nice tailored blazer and load up on the accessories! Great outfits!

    -Lisa
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  34. great idea to show the steps! Love the outfit!

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  35. I love your boots and the chain necklace! really nice :)

    Love your blog
    xx
    Pam

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  38. those necklaces are gorgeous!! i also LOVE the best!!

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  39. I also have tanktops =]. They are very nice to wear ^^! My little sister usually puts a necklace with it =P.

    xxx Katy ^^!

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  40. Chained bracelet and boots are so cool<3

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  41. scarves are my favorite accessory to jazz up this basic look. i love what you have here! also try a lightweight cardigan :)
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  42. Yes!!!! I love the classy look a long necklace can bring. I've got a dozen of them on standby. :) And you look gorgeous in that blazer.

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  43. my favorite way to wear a tank is under a grandpa sweater!!! love these ideas you have here! You look so cute in all the pics!

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  44. super cute.. i love how just a simple statement necklace can revitalize an entire outfit!

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  45. I love the three ideas, they ´re fantastic.
    xoxoxo
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  46. nice tank top outfit, looks great on you. I do wear tank top around in the house..and easy also to add a cardigan or thin shirt if ever I go a store and outside from the house....especially in summer that's my favorite to wear..

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  47. I love how you can dress up such a simple top in so many different ways :)

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  48. If it's chilly, I love throwing a chunky cardigan over it. :D

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  49. The combinations you have picked are really wonderful. Love it with the vest!

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  50. Very cool ideas GB!

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  51. I love all of these ideas! You look gorgeous, as always! xo

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  52. Love how you paired different things with the outfit!

    Mary
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  53. I think these are all great ideas on dressing up tank tops. I would also suggest adding a fun coloured cardigan or blazer too :)

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  54. thanks for the tips, they are great ideas to perk up a simple outfit. My favorite is the scarf look, it adds dimension and focus to your outfit. Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy reading your helpful tips.

    mongs
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  55. Thanks for the tips! I usually dress up my tanks with a necklace, scarf, or a bright/patterned cardigan.

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  56. I love the three ideas you have picked, they worked together so well!!!!

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  57. you looked fab in the last pic! love tank tops too xox

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  58. I love the VEST idea I always think a vest really makes it so dressy love the boots hun

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  59. Love these ideas. I'm def a jeans and tshirt girl, so your ideas will help me dress it up a bit :)

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  60. Love the layered necklaces AND the boots~adorable!

    ♥ Sam

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  61. my dear!! I'm in love with your look!!

    You're so beautiful!!

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    XOXOXO

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  62. You look always so pretty!!!!! I rarely wear tank tops.. but as soon as the weather gets better here will try :D

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  63. I love adding scarves to simple outfits.. makes everything look so much better lol

    xo Jennifer

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