How to easily look stylish with a Haftee | Review

#over50fashion style blogger Nicole in layered office outfit

Layering is a great way to look stylish

Living in the sub-Arctic for now more than 17 years, I have learned to layer. In the middle of the winter, when temperatures drop in the negative double digits, there is no other way to stay warm. First I found it hard to avoid to look like a dumpling with multiple layers.

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Over time, I became a real layering expert and started to love the stylish looks you can create with layers. I even started to examine how to wear layers just for style because of the cool, stylish vibe. Doing so my go-to since quite a while are halftees. Remember this cute rainy day look from last week, for instance?
over 50 years old style blogger in gray silver blue rainy-day look with multiple layers
It’s a halftee! <3

What I love about halftees

When layering with full length T-shirts you often get an additional vertical line when the shirt is longer than the piece worn on top of it. While this extra line may be sometimes wanted to create the illusion of a wider hip or to break the vertical line when you are very tall, for most of us over 40 horizontal lines are unwanted. They make the eye to look at the width and … oops, you know what that means. Tucking it in means unwanted bulk.

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I love that you don’t have to worry about any of that when using a halftee.

style blogger Nicole in a fall layered look with all neutral colors and fall trend leopard print
GNW snow leopard print cardigan, Hermes collier de chien belt, Sienna Studio midi leather skirt, Steve Madden pointy-toe heels, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina watch, peridote and pearl necklace, pantyhose (all own) and haftee c/o Halftee

Layering clothes is so easy with a halftee

I also love the versatile and ease they offer in looking put together and effortlessly stylish. Put the halftee on and add a

  • fitted shirt on top and a skirt or pants for an office appropriate look
  • tailored blazer with a belt plus jeans for a Casual Friday fall style
  • low cleavage dress to make it office appropriate
  • crisp button down fitted shirt with a blazer and trousers or a midi skirt for a winter work outfit
  • plaid shirt, vest or knit jacket plus boyfriend jeans for a stylish weekend look
  • graphic V-neck T-shirt from summer and white jeans for a summer to fall
  • transition or fall style. Later in fall just put a fitted vest on top
  • tank top and a bottom
  • slip dress
style blogger Nicole donning an autumn outfit with three layers in shades of gray and green
GNW print cardigan, Hermes collier de chien belt, Sienna Studio skirt, Steve Madden lizard imprint green pumps, triple necklace, pantyhose, Gucci bamboo handle ostrich bag (all own), green motorcycle jacket c/o Leatherskin and olive haftee c/o Halftee

You get the idea. All you have to worry about is the color combination. Here you can just pick a scarf with the color of the halftee in it. Then collect pieces from your closet and add the scarf for a pulled together look.

A halftee is instant effortless style with a scarf. #stylisttip Click To Tweet
blogger Nicole in camouflage shirt dress with matching pumps, belt and halftee
Gap purple gray camouflage shirt dress, purple statement belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, amethyst cuff and bracelet, Miu Miu pointy-toe croc imprint pumps (all own) and purple 3/4 sleeve cropped to c/o Halftee

Endless options color and style wise

You can get these cropped tops in a variety of colors like white, black, gray, red, navy, purple, olive, coral, nude, mulberry, and blush pink. The ones shown in this post are the navy, purple and olive one. They are available in all sizes from XS to 3X. I am wearing a S. It’s a perfect fit for my 34 inch breast (86 cm). There are also cup sleeve, short sleeve and long sleeve versions. I love the 3/4 sleeve as it permits wearing an arm party and covers the upper arm entirely. The styles run from casual to elegant including lace.

Same dress without and with halftee underneath

Easy transition from work to date night

I love that these half shirts can be worn forward and backward. One side has a deeper cleavage than the other. This not only means you have two options to wear it, but also that you can go from work to date night. Or from church to brunch. All you have to do is a walk to the restroom to switch from high to low cleavage, swap the pearl necklace for a statement piece, and update the makeup. What a time saver!

Dress styled for work with the cropped top worn as low cleavage and and underskirt for a modest office summer to fall transition look
mature woman in summer dress styled for fall GNW snow leopard cardigan, Hermes collier de chien belt, Sienna Studio straight leather skirt, Salvatore Ferragamo pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina watch, peridote necklace, pantyhose (all own), best girlfriends bead bracelet c/o Chico’s, and haftee c/o Halftee
Dress styled for date night by swapping the jewelry and shoes and taking off the modest top and underskirt worn underneath the dress at work
womanin summer mini dress with cleavage date night outfit Karina Picasso print dress, Juicy Couture patent leather block heel mules, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Jord bamboo watch, charm necklace with matching earrings, Ray Ban sunglasses (all own)

Great price-performance ratio

I judge everything by the cost-per-wear. It’s a no-brainer with the many option to style a half shirt that you get your $22.99 investment below one dollar after 23 wears. When you are following the blog already for a while you know that a cost-per-wear below $1 is my criterion for a great deal. Thumbs up!

over 50 years old fashionista in a printed belted dress with layering top and pointy toe heels
Gap dress, Hermes collier de chien bangle, cat cuff, amethyst bracelet, Miu Miu pointy-toe heels, gemstone buckle belt with croc imprint (all own) and layering top c/o Halftee

Who would love this cropped top

This 3/4 cropped top from halftee is an item every fashionista owns and can’t get enough off. Full disclosure, I have four. It’s a great piece for all women who want to look stylish and put together all the time. It’s a must-have for all women who want instant style, because they can’t spend a lot of time on getting dressed in the morning. It’s a life-saver for all women who need to look put together for their job/career, but don’t enjoy the process of creating looks. These cropped tops are also great for all women who are looking for a modesty top to wear clothes that feel too revealing otherwise.

It's easy to get layering right and look incredibly stylish with a halftee. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet
Nicole in silver leather coat over shirtdress over cropped tee
Cami silver leather trench coat, Gap above the knee shirtdress, statement gemstone belt, Miu Miu heels, Modalo Pippa bag (all own), and cropped shirt c/o Halftee

In a nutshell

In other words, the 3/4 halftee is an affordable layering crop top and wardrobe staple with a multitude of incredible, effortlessly chic styling options.

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It's easy to get layering right and look incredibly stylish with a halftee. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet

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Photos: G. Kramm

Disclosure: The cropped tops are samples from halftee. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion. There are affiliate links in this post.

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