What to Rent Now: The Personality Top

November 7, 2017

In the wonderful world of renting, commitment is passé, closet space is no concern and limits are just not a thing. In this world, you have the freedom to go for it without entertaining the usual fun-killing questions that come with ‘to buy or not to buy’… ”Is it practical?” “Will I wear it again?” “Does it go with anything else I own?” “What if it doesn’t fit after Whole30?!?!”

With such buyer’s remorse out of the picture, a fashion fog lifts. Suddenly, those once-dangerous styles are safe and a host of new trends are fair game.

Among these trends is the personality top – the rule-bending, statement-making style that’s perfect for renting. Each with their unique flare, personality tops can convey your mood in a way more “practical” looks cannot. The self-expression possibilities are endless. It’s like the adult version of playing dress up.

Whether you’re getting dressed for work or play, we suggest giving this trend a try. Below, some inspiration.

The Eclectic

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TOP: JASON WU

Thrill-seeker? Risk-taker? We recommend eye-catching prints, cutouts, color – anything that accentuates your love of unabashed quirkiness.

The Poet

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TOP: FREE PEOPLE

To channel your inner renaissance woman, reach for bell sleeves, high-necklines and muted tones. We can picture you sipping coffee in a French cafe already.  

The Romantic

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TOP: VIVA AVIVA 

Enter ruffles: the ideal style for those who prefer clothes that flounce and flutter. They’re the sartorial equivalent to pure passion. 

The Good Sport

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TOP: JASON WU GREY

Athletic types will love the graphic tee redux happening right now. And as a side note, it’s absolutely acceptable to wear a sweatshirt as a top nowadays.

The Sophisticate

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TOP: VIVA AVIVA

If you’re ideal look is on the elegant side, your personality top should bear statement sleeves. They instantly jazz up solid tones and classic silhouettes.

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