Style Tips: how to style a sienna twill top

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Happy Saturday, everyone!  It is time for our weekly style tips challenge found with me and my friend, Jennifer.

We find fashion displays in our communities that make us wonder how you would style what we see.

Women love to read about style tips and find ideas for their own wardrobes.

So, these posts have been very popular.

So, let’s get started today with my challenge….


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I spotted this display recently at White House Black Market.

The retailer featured a recent terra cotta color called Sienna…so when I saw this display, I wondered how you would style this top??


On the display, it is styled with the PRET HIGH-RISE BELTED STRAIGHT CROPPED PANT.

Here are some of the other garments in the Sienna Color for style tip inspiration…plus, there Is a sister color called Sienna Sand:

Think about the color and the style of the top and tell us ….what are your best style tips to wear it and look fabulous?

Also, White House Black Market does have their biggest sale of the season in progress now….The SEMI ANNUAL SALE WITH UP TO 70% OFF.


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There are many of you who will be walking around wearing this Fancy Stripe Top from Talbot’s after I noticed it was on sale.

It is such a flattering top, but does run small, so size up.

A really cute addition to your summer wardrobe.

Also, at Talbot’s, several joined me in ordering the Cropped Field Jacket.  Mine is going to Alaska with me.

I ordered the Spring Moss color.  This jacket has a little bit of an edge to it and I really like it. 

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My Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton Pucker Shirt Jacket continues to sell well in the Seaweed color.

And many of you jumped on adding pants to the look….The Organic Cotton Pucket Lantern Pant …also in Seaweed.

Thank you so much to all who use my shopping links for your shopping…I so appreciate it and it does help to keep me here.

successful July sale shopping

The most popular post this week was the TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL JULY SALE SHOPPING post.

If you have not read it, you might check it out before you hit the sales.

Now, it is your turn….please share your style tips for the sienna twill top, then head over to A Well Styled Life and comment on Jennifer’s display.

Also, I do have a Reader Recipe to share tomorrow with a picture…make sure to send yours in to me at

Thank you for being here…enjoy your Saturday and make sure that you always……


By Pamela Lutrell

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  1. Pretty summery top! I could wear this with a midi length knife pleat skirt in ivory? I could also see this with with ivory cropped wide leg pants. Or with white jeans?
    It seems to me that it’s quite a versatile piece.

  2. Oooh, Pamela, I love that cropped fied jacket on you! It would look amazing over a column of color in tan, white, navy, or black.

    Sienna is a gorgeous color, and the topstitching and tie waist of that top would be very flattering on hourglass figures. I’d wear a sienna top with sleeves over tan or black pants, a slim top over wide-legged pants, or a blousy top over slim-legged pants. I’d wear either nude shoes or maybe shoes to match the pants. I’d wear only small gold hoop earrings to accessorize, letting the color catty the outfit. Fun choice for summer and early fall!

  3. Thanks Kim…I do like that jacket and look forward to wearing it out for the first time.

  4. Love the multi colored shoes you have on with white jeans and jacket.Please share where you got them.

  5. Thank you, Sally. These are Italian espadrilles I picked up months ago at Dillards and they are no longer available. I too like the style of the shoe….wish I had a link for you.

  6. I’d think about wearing this as a vest over a soft ivory blouse. It appears heavy but I’m guessing it’s not. Pretty color. Happy Saturday Pam!

  7. And to you…yes, this is lightweight for summer and wearing as a vest might be really cute!

  8. Sienna seems to be one of the hot colors this summer. I have similar pants. They go with a lot! I wear them with a white or black top, or navy works well too. I have a lot of tops with prints and if there’s a little bit of orange in them I wear them with the pants.

  9. The combination of these two pieces seems to work. I would add some heels, bracelets, a raffia bag and maybe a hat if I were going to be in the sun. I might add a necklace to fill in the big open square neckline as that may not be flattering. When I first looked at this combination, I did not like it at all, but the longer I looked at it, I could begin to see some possibilities. It was an interesting exercise that made me pause to think about it.

  10. Love the color sienna and hope to see more of it as fall approaches. But I would not wear this color top to bottom much less style a top that is belted at the waist with pants that are also belted at the waist. Looks odd. The top has a lot of detailing so I would recommend pairing it with simple shorts. white, tan or cream. I like the pants but I would ditch the “self-belt” for a leather or woven proper buckled belt. I’d wear them with a oatmeal colored scoop neck tank topped with a pale sage linen shirt.

  11. Such a unique summer top. I love me some WHBM! I clicked through to see the top on their website because a chunky tie belt, knotted in front has to go. I don’t know of a woman who needs any inches – especially that many inches – added at the waist. The tie belt completely ruins the lines of the outfit. I’d take my seam ripper and some tweezers and also would cut off those belt loops. You can’t tell on the mannequin, but on the website we can see that this top has a flattering peplum, and I love that! WHBM sells matching jeans. I’d spring for those for a great column of color that would take me from summer into fall. Neutral shoes and bag. Gold hoop earrings. Casual, simple chic!

  12. Adorable twill top! I, too, would take my seam ripper to it, lose the belt loops and wear it as a ‘jacket’. It would look great as a fun third layer with my stone colored rolled Jjill jeans, a short sleeved t shirt, derp coral sandals, and my leather bracelets and earrings. Great post!

  13. Due to the top-stitching and the cut, I am liking these two pieces together but like others; express my concern about the positioning of the belt on the top. That said; IF it hit at the waist I would be tempted to move up the loops to create an hourglass shape (which would draw the eye away from the apron area) OR wrap the belt to the back, knot and secure (adding an unexpected interest to it). Another option could be is wear it as an ‘open’ sleeveless vest over a crew, boat or mock turtle neck top with a sleeve. As to the pants I would eliminate its self-fabric belt altogether or replace it with one of leather and due to their inseams would choose the ‘tall’ sizing to give me more option in styling. i.e.: Roll them up if desiring ankle length as otherwise they’d be more of a capri on me. Footwear and handbag would be in a neutral color and styles would be dictated as to how I wanted to wear as a two-piece ensemble. i.e.: Casual or elevated. Jewelry would be kept in the warmer tone family and be minimal. i.e.: Natural for faux stones or beads and/or in the metal family. -Brenda-

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