Going Sleeveless

I think we’ve been officially released from the greedy clutches of this frigid weather. I THINK! Last time I said that, I went to bed dreaming of summer picnics and woke up amidst the world’s most random blizzard. So at the risk of causing another freak snowstorm, I’ll venture to say that spring weather actually IS here.. finally — and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

Altard State Tanks - back in time - offbeat + inspired

Back In Time Lace Top by Vintage Havana - The flowing lace back is heavenly.


I made a trip over to Altar’d State a few weeks ago and picked up some adorable tops from their spring collection. They’re carrying a brand now called Vintage Havana that I’m truly obsessed with. I love their fabrics and the tank tops are adorable! You’ll find a few of them among my 5 favorite tops from this Altar’d State mini-haul, and the theme is light and airy.

Altar'd State Tanks - go for a dip - offbeat + inspired

Go For A Dip Crochet Tank by Vintage Havana - LOVE the ombre!


I’ve been working sleeveless tops like these into my wardrobe for the last month or so. They’re so easy to layer with a cute cardigan or a light jacket, and it’s good to start pulling out the spring wardrobe a LITTLE early so you’re not totally caught off guard when the magical 60′s hit.


I’ve been seeing a lot of metallic accents lately, and I loved the Hitched To Harbor Woven Tank with the golden anchor. This is such a great way to work in the metallic trend without going nuts. Tops like this are ideal when you’re in a hurry and don’t have all the time in the world to accessorize. The anchor fancies up the whole outfit and eliminates the need for extras like necklaces and belts! And who doesn’t love anchors?

Altar'd State Tanks - just a dream - offbeat + inspired

Just A Dream Tank by Altar’d State


Another thing I keep in mind when I’m shopping for layer-able tops is that there’s got to be a party going on somewhere. Fringe, lace, buttons, ruffles, bows, graphics, beads, sequins, crochet, high-low hems  - you name it! If there’s something fun happening, you’ll have a much easier time dressing it up or down. You’ll also be able to wear it sans-cardigan without feeling like you’re out in your PJ’s… ehem (glances awkwardly at the 12 piles of these sitting on the dresser).

Altar'd State Tanks - tina fringe - offbeat + inspired

Tina Fringe Top by Altar’d State


I hope you liked this little round up! Which one of these tops is your favorite? Are you a fringe person? Let’s talk tanks!

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  1. Solange says:

    I love this post. I have a hard time with style. I have to say I know my style I just don’t know how I execute it. Do you have a post that talks about the best places to shop. I can get enough lace and ruffles but I never can find them. I think I shop at the thrift store too much and I stay far away from online clothes shopping. My tavorite top is the last one.

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Thank you!! Yes, that can be one of the most difficult things! You can visualize what you want to wear, but sometimes it’s really difficult finding it and then putting it together. If you live in the Midwest or Eastern US, you should be able to find an Altar’d State. If not, I’m a huge fan of the sale section at Anthropologie. Their full priced items aren’t very budget-friendly but every month or so, a slew of the new stuff gets cut about 30% and then keeps dropping until it sells out. Forever 21 and H&M are super trendy and more kind to your wallet, but sometimes you’ll have to dig to find the quality you want. If you love thrift stores but are having trouble knowing how to find the good stuff, I like to follow a bunch of vintage shops on Etsy (like this one). Most of them are finding their stuff while thrifting, so it gives some great ideas of what to look for and how to style it! I LOVE the fringe on that last top. :)

  2. I haven’t embraced the fringe yet mainly bc I feel like i’m too old…or maybe too dorky! haha pretty pretty tanks though!

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Thank you! :) Yes, fringe is totally risky at any age. I’m usually not a big fan, but this one was a bit more subtle and it roped me in. :P

  3. Just so you know it is currently snowing. And we are due for FEET of snow. Gah!!! But, I want the anchor top. I’m heading over to look at them. I have the cutest coral jeans that would look awesome with!

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      GO AWAY SNOW!! I love the anchor too, isn’t it so cute?? It would look awesome with coral!! :)

  4. I LOVE the tank with the anchor…are these yours? I may need to raid your closet ;) Beautiful! Must head to Altar’d State this weekend!

  5. Cute tanks! I can’t wait for it to get warm here, but there’s still snow on the ground right now. :-(

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Aww, crossing my fingers for you! We were supposed to get an early spring this year. DOH!

  6. Ann says:

    Just A Dream is my favorite but I love them all! I so wish our weather was good enough to break out the tanks but it is still winter here. :( Every choice you made is so pretty. Thanks for sharing…I am forwarding this to my daughter. ~Ann

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Aw thank you! I’m so glad you liked them!! Luckily, we are having some more spring weather here but I always feel like I’m speaking too soon haha! I hope you warm up in the near future (and I hope your daughter likes the tanks!)! :)

  7. Michelle says:

    I love the ombre blue tank and the just a dream tank. Very cute, the blue one is so sweet with the crochet, I love lace or crochet. and the just a dream is so versatile! You could where it with a nice pencil skirt to dress it up, or that favorite, worn-out pair of shorts or jeans every girl has in her closet. One thing I can never confidently accomplish is the high-low hem. I just feel like it isn’t flattering on me. Thanks for this post, I really enjoyed it. :) You have a great taste of style!

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Love your ideas for the Just A Dream tank!! You’re so right about high-low hems, they’re tricky. I’ve had some that worked perfectly and others that were horrible! I think it really depends on the type of fabric and how well it drapes. I find that stiffer, lower quality fabrics really don’t work well for the high-low.

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