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The Heritage of Italian Cotton

The Heritage of Italian Cotton

Italian cotton is more than fabric; it's a symbol of high quality and timeless style. This material comes from a long tradition of expert Italian textile craftsmanship. Each shirt we make is not just clothing, but a piece of this distinguished heritage, crafted for those who appreciate real luxury.

Luxury Italian cotton designer shirt

The Mastery Behind the Weave

The secret behind the allure of Italian cotton lies in the hands of its master weavers. Their skillful blend of age-old techniques with a dash of modern innovation results in fabric that's not just luxurious but also resilient. It's the kind of craftsmanship that feels as good as it looks, offering a touch of sophistication with every wear.

The Superiority of Italian Cotton

Italian cotton stands out for its impeccable quality. Its long-staple fibers create a fabric that's sumptuously soft yet incredibly durable. This is the kind of shirt that moves with you, offering both comfort and confidence, whether you're leading a meeting or toasting at a gala.

Versatile Elegance

Italian cotton adapts to your style needs with grace. From the crisp, clean lines of poplin to the subtle texture of twill, it offers a variety of expressions to match any mood or occasion. It's the perfect canvas for a wardrobe that's as dynamic and multifaceted as you are.

Boho style Italian cotton designer top for women

Ethically Beautiful

Our Italian cotton is as conscientious as it is chic. Sourced from suppliers who uphold sustainable and fair practices, each shirt not only looks good but also feels good in more ways than one. It's luxury with a heart, aligning with your values and fashion sense.

The Finest Italian Cotton Shirts

Our Italian cotton tops for the woman who walks boldly into every room yet appreciates the subtlety of fine details. Our collection celebrates this balance of power and femininity, offering you a piece of timeless elegance that's both sassy and sophisticated.

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Valentine's Day Edit đź–¤

Valentine's Day Edit đź–¤

Love is in the air, and so is style! Whether you're painting the town red, having a cozy night in or celebrating with friends, our Valentine's Day Edit provides a dash of romance, a sprinkle of sass, and a whole lot of outfit inspiration. 

Unleash your inner flirt with our palest of pink shirts A Touch of Pink – the perfect Valentine's Day statement. Sassy, chic, and ready to turn heads. Available in our Signature, Weekend, Cap Sleeve and NEW Flutter Sleeve shirt styles. Elevate your style game and let your confidence shine. Embrace the power of pink this Valentine's Day!
Dare to dazzle this Valentine's Day in our perfectly pink-striped Italian cotton. Unleash your inner sass and make a statement that can't be ignored. Chic, playful, and oh-so-stylish – because your confidence is the best accessory. Spice up your Valentine's look with this sassy ensemble! Available in our Signature, Weekend and Cap Sleeve styles.
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20 Different Styles of Women's Shirts: Your Ultimate Guide

20 Different Styles of Women's Shirts: Your Ultimate Guide

Women's shirts come in a spectrum of styles, each bringing its own flavor to the fashion table. Whether you're dressing up for a formal event or looking for casual weekend wear, the right shirt can elevate your look. Let's dive deeper into the myriad of styles, focusing on the diverse range of designs that add unique touches to designer women's shirts.

Gorgeous woman wearing a classic button-down shirt for women in a light gray pattern

1. The Classic Button-Down

A cornerstone of professional attire, the classic button-down shirt, with its crisp lines and tailored fit, serves as a versatile foundation for both formal and casual outfits. The traditional long sleeves with buttoned cuffs offer a polished look, perfect for layering under blazers or sweaters.

 

2. The Chic Blouse

Blouses stand out with their feminine details and soft, flowing fabrics. From intricate lace to smooth silk, blouses often feature unique sleeve designs like bell or bishop sleeves, adding a soft, romantic flair to your ensemble.

 

Pretty woman wearing a designer tunic top with jeans and a hat

3. The Tunic

With their relaxed fit and extended length, tunic tops are a comfort-lover's dream. It's the perfect match for leggings or tight jeans, offering a breezy silhouette. Sleeves vary from slim to wide, accommodating a range of styles within this comfortable choice.

 

4. The Wrap Shirt

Marrying elegance with comfort, the wrap shirt cinches at the waist, highlighting your silhouette. Its V-neckline is complemented by varying sleeve lengths, from sleeveless for a summery vibe to long sleeves for a more demure look.

 

5. The Off-the-Shoulder

This style brings a playful yet sophisticated element to your wardrobe, with sleeves that drape elegantly from the shoulders, offering a range of lengths from short flutter sleeves to long, flowing ones for a dramatic effect.

 

Good looking woman wearing a short sleeve designer denim shirt

6. The Denim Shirt

A testament to casual chic, the denim shirt transitions through seasons effortlessly. Sleeve options range from classic long sleeves that can be rolled up for a laid-back look to short sleeves for warmer days.

 

7. The Statement Sleeve Shirt

Dramatic sleeves like bell, balloon, and bishop designs transform a simple shirt into a fashion statement. These sleeves add volume and movement, making them the focal point of your outfit.

 

8. The Crop Top

Crop tops offer a modern twist, with variations in sleeve length from short cap sleeves that barely cover the shoulders to longer versions that maintain the cropped style's edgy appeal.

 

Pretty woman wearing a light blue designer flutter sleeve top

9. The Flutter Sleeve

Flutter sleeves add a whimsical touch to any shirt, characterized by their light, flowing fabric that flutters with movement. Ideal for softening structured shirts or adding an extra feminine touch to casual tops.

 

10. The High-Low Shirt

Characterized by a hem that is shorter in the front and longer in the back, the high-low shirt adds a contemporary edge to any outfit. This design not only offers a unique silhouette but also provides added coverage in the back, making it a popular choice for pairing with leggings or skinny jeans.

 

11. The Cold-Shoulder Shirt

Cold-shoulder shirts feature cutouts at the shoulders, offering a hint of skin while maintaining a more conservative neckline and sleeve coverage. This style blends the allure of off-the-shoulder tops with the comfort and security of traditional sleeves, suitable for both casual and dressier occasions.

Beautiful woman wearing a designer cap sleeve shirt in navy blue

12. The Cap Sleeve

Cap sleeves offer a subtle, elegant coverage for the shoulders, making them perfect for transitioning a classic shirt into a more feminine realm. This style is particularly flattering, drawing attention to the arms without the bulk of a full sleeve.

 

13. The Peplum Shirt

Peplum shirts cinch at the waist before flaring out, creating a flattering silhouette that pairs well with both skirts and trousers. Sleeve styles in peplum shirts can vary widely, from sleek sleeveless designs to elaborate puff sleeves, catering to a variety of personal styles and occasions.

 

14. The Boyfriend Shirt

The boyfriend shirt offers a relaxed, slightly oversized fit that borrows from menswear but is tailored for the feminine form. Its casual yet stylish vibe makes it perfect for a laid-back weekend look or a chic, effortless ensemble when paired with fitted bottoms.

 

15. The Bodysuit Shirt

Combining the sleek fit of a bodysuit with the classic appeal of a shirt, this style ensures a smooth silhouette that stays perfectly tucked in all day. Ideal for creating a seamless look, the bodysuit shirt is a modern wardrobe essential that ranges from basic designs to more elaborate styles with unique sleeve and collar details.

 

Beautiful woman wearing a black designer statement blouse with a sculptured collar and a miniature diamond pattern

16. The Statement Blouse

The statement blouse is a bold reinterpretation of classic elegance. This blouse features an eye-catching, oversized collar with a unique, sculptural design that adds a modern twist to any outfit. Perfect for those who dare to make a fashion statement, this blouse pairs beautifully with sleek trousers or a fitted skirt, ensuring you stand out in any setting.

 

17. The Tie-Front Shirt

Featuring a knot or tie at the waist, the tie-front shirt adds a youthful and relaxed twist to the traditional button-down. This style accentuates the waist and can be adjusted for a custom fit, making it a versatile choice for casual outings.

 

18. The Pintuck Shirt

Pintuck shirts are distinguished by narrow folds or pleats that are stitched down at the front. This detail adds texture and visual interest to the shirt, often enhancing its fit and shape. Pintuck shirts can range from subtle, minimalistic designs to more elaborate, decorative versions.

 

19. The Asymmetrical Shirt

Asymmetrical shirts defy conventional shapes with uneven hemlines, slanted closures, or one-sided details, creating a bold and artistic look. This style is for those who love to make a statement with their clothing, offering a fresh take on traditional shirt designs.

 

20. The Ruffled Shirt

Ruffled shirts feature frills or ruffles along the collar, placket, or sleeves, adding a romantic and feminine touch. These shirts can vary from subtly embellished to boldly adorned with ruffles, catering to a range of styles from vintage-inspired to contemporary chic.

 

Shirt Styles for Fashionable Women

The diversity in women's shirts is vast, with each style offering a unique blend of comfort, elegance, and personal expression. From the playful flutter of a flutter sleeve to the minimalist charm of a cap sleeve, there's a shirt style to suit every preference and occasion. Embrace the variety and let your wardrobe reflect the many facets of your personal style.

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2023 Holiday Lookbook

2023 Holiday Lookbook

The holiday season is here, and it's time to start planning your outfits for all the festivities. If you're looking for the perfect shirt to incorporate into your holiday looks, look no further than Sarah Alexandra. Known for luxurious fabrics and the ultimate fit and quality, they are the perfect addition to any holiday outfit. Here are five holiday looks featuring Sarah Alexandra shirts that will have you looking and feeling festive.

Noir You Ready?

Dressed up with heels and a statement skirt or styled with boots and denim for a more casual vibe, this shirt has no limits when it comes to the list of places you can show her off this holiday season. You’ll adore the crisp hand of this gorgeous broadcloth, rendered in the deepest most perfect black. Deadly smart worn during the daytime—and simply slays at night.

Perfect Prepster

 Pair this perfect plaid shirt with a full skirt and heels for a glam party look or switch to boots and a leather jacket for a cool girl holiday vibe. 

Black Diamond

This black shirt can be styled with everything from denim to leather for festive get-togethers and cocktail parties this season! Fiercely sexy yet quietly powerful, her refined Italian broadcloth slays—whether you blaze trails for business, pleasure or both. Button up and enjoy the ride.

Snow Angel

Perfect for your next holiday party or festive celebration, just add a bold pant for a bit of understated glamour. Sarah selected this pitch-perfect, peerless white to be your ultimate winter staple, no matter how you chose to spread your wings.

Minx It Up

Fabulous for office holiday parties or festive soirees with friends; you are sure to be the best dressed. This glamorous black cotton & cashmere shirt pairs well with everything from leather trousers to mini skirts.

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3 Ways to Wear a Cashmere Shirt

3 Ways to Wear a Cashmere Shirt

As winter's frosty embrace draws near, there's one fabric that remains a testament to luxury and comfort: cashmere. This delicious material weaves sophistication into the warmest embrace. Take a look at how we'd style some of our favorite cashmere shirts for women.

1. Casual Cashmere and Denim

Cashmere is more than just a fabric; it's an experience. Pair the unparalleled softness and refined fabulousness with your favorite pair of worn-in jeans for a casual, yet put together look. Whether you're meeting friends for lunch or stepping out for a day of holiday shopping, our cashmere tops effortlessly elevate your style.

 

2. Cute Cashmere with a Skirt

Picture yourself in our Weekend cotton cashmere button down, a classic silhouette that marries charm with a pop of sass. Now pair it with your favorite tennis skirt and you'll look as good as you feel. Available in a palette of winter-perfect hues, our tops can fit any mood.

 

3. Cashmere Layered with Leather

One of the wonders of cashmere lies in its versatility. From a fabulous cashmere flannel dress shirt to an edgy black flannel blouse, the possibilities are endless. Explore the art of layering by topping it with your favorite leather jacket and showcasing your unique style.

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#SA Holiday Gift Guides 2023

#SA Holiday Gift Guides 2023
It's hard to believe it's already time to think about holiday gifting! With all that's going on in the world; I think it's important to still take time to spoil the ones we love! I have so much fun rounding up my top gift ideas for gals, guys and kids each year; it's become a time-honored tradition here at Sarah Alexandra. Giving my loved ones a special gift is truly my love language and I love helping my friends find unique gifts too. 
  1. Sarah Alexandra Signature Shirt in Hot Toddy: This might be my most favorite shirt from my latest collection for Fall/Winter. It’s the dreamiest cashmere fabric in the ultimate neutral color. It’s so cozy and chic; I wear it with everything!
  2. Hulken Bag: Every woman I know has a gazillion totes for schlepping all the things! This metallic stunner is super functional and a bit unexpected.
  3. Maria Christofilis Heart Necklace: I’ve been such a huge fan of my friend @mariachristofilis jewelry for YEARS; this necklace is just so sweet and stunning.
  4. Christian Dior Placemats: What are the chances Ryan and the kids appreciate these as much of my girlfriends?
  5. Ten Townsend Nikko Coat in Birch: I am obsessed with my friend Cristina’s @tentownsendofficial line of outerwear at Le Shop Collective. This coat is my go-to and it just so happens to layer beautifully over my shirts!
  6. Gucci Handbag: Father, son and House of Gucci. Well said, Patrizia.
  7. Halfdays Ski Coat: I’ve been on the hunt for a stylish skit outfit that is super warm and elegant. This is it!
  8. Halfdays Ski Pants: I love that these pants are warm without being bulky!
  9. Chloe Nama sneakers:  A statement sneaker in neutral colors you can wear all of the time!
  10. Veronica Beard Reversible Puffer: This puffer is already getting lots of wears with the temperature in Seattle dropping this week. I love the versatility of being able to reverse the colors!
  11. Venus et Fleur: Gorgeous roses that last forever. I’m sold.

  1. Orlebar Brown Swim Trunks: I love the pattern and Ryan loves the fit. It’s a win-win.
  2. Arc’teryx Hoody: We’re gearing up for a ski trip and this hoody is so cool and will keep your guy super warm.
  3. Beis Carry-On Suitcase: The sleek design of this carry-on is perfect for a quick get-away.
  4. Hermes Bracelet: This bracelet adds a touch of personality and sophistication to any outfit.
  5. Stockli Skis: Kids aren’t the only ones who love a big surprise under the tree!
  6. Gucci Loafers: Such a classic take on a men’s loafer. I love this warm chocolate brown.
  7. Levi’s 511 Jeans: These are such a staple in my husband’s closet; I am sure they will be in yours too!
  8. Buck Mason Cashmere Crew: I think we can all agree you can never have too much cashmere!
  9. Air Moto: Because nothing puts a damper on a road trip like a flat tire!
  10. The Caddie Combo: A portable speaker and rangefinder for the golfer in your life.
  11. Clayton & Crume Personalized Flask: Make Friday Night Lights a little less chilly!
  12. Made In Griddle: There’s nothing sexier than a man making breakfast for his family, especially with this sleek griddle.

  1. North Face Hoodie: This is a fresh take on a hoodie you know your son will wear to pieces.
  2. Marshall Speaker: A retro spin on a speaker for hang time with their pals.
  3. Paravel Personalized Vanity Case: Help keep your kids’ toiletries in order with a personalized, see-through case.
  4. Posca Markers: There’s nothing like a fresh set of markers!
  5. AirPods Max: These might be the key to a successful family road trip, #amiright?
  6. Perkie Pets t-shirt: I am a sucker for pets on clothes. This t-shirt is too cute.
  7. North Face Back Pack: How cool is this back pack?
  8. Lizzy and the Cloud Book: Such a sweet book with the prettiest illustrations. 
  9. Kway Coat: It’s perfectly packable, comes in a ton of great colors and is loved by all.
  10. Le Lion Pet Portrait Sweater: I can’t wait to surprise Helen with a portrait of Winnie on the most cozy sweater!
  11. Yoto Mini: Perfect for kids of all ages who love audio books!

Stocking Stuffers For Her

  1. Dior Huile Abricot Nutritive Serum: Dior strikes again with a super luxurious serum.
  2. Sio Beauty Chestlift: I have found the perfect anecdote to a wrinkly chest. I wake up feeling smooth and fresh!
  3. Onyx + Petal Body Drip: A super fabulous addition to @leshopcollective is Rebekah’s line of plant-based personal products. I adore using this body drip when I get out of the shower.
  4. Dermaflash: This is the best way to exfoliate and remove unwanted peach fuzz at home.
  5. Papier Note Pad: I love a personalized gift; these notepads come in a ton of cute patterns and are the perfect size!

Stocking Stuffers For Him

  1. Apple AirTag: We get a kick out of ensuring our luggage makes the trek with us!
  2. Tales Interview Cards:  Perfect for the sentimental man in your life.
  3. Men’s Golf Glove: Ryan loves this golf brand; these golf gloves are rad.
  4. Skims Boxers for Men: Can Kim, I mean Skims, do wrong?
  5. Custom Titleist Golf Balls: A classy way to know who’s ball is whose on the course.
  6. Mark One Pen: The perfect size for a stocking and the perfect gift for a man who has everything!

Stocking Stuffers For Kids

  1. Lululemon Water Bottle: We can never seem to have enough water bottles.
  2. Aquaphor Chapstick: A staple in our household.
  3. ColorMe Pajamas: Younger kiddos will get a kick out of being able to color in their own jammies. So fun!
  4. Makeup Brushes: Conquer those TikTok make-up tutorials like a pro.
  5. Tribal Chimp Hair Styling Powder: For those hip hairstyles!
  6. Clutch Pro Lightening Battery: Now your teens can never have an excuse not to call their mother!
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Art Museum Outfit Ideas for Women

Museum visits aren’t just about admiring the masterpieces. They’re opportunities to express your unique style while paying homage to the treasures around you. Whether you’re gearing up for an art gallery opening, a casual stroll through an art museum, or a special art show outing, we’ve got you covered. From classic elegance that never goes out of style to boho-inspired ensembles, there are ideas that cater to every personal style.

Know Your Art Museum

Before we dive headfirst into the outfit ideas, we have to acknowledge not all art museums are created equal. Each one has its own unique ambiance, a distinct aura, and a specific set of expectations when it comes to your attire.


Just as the art within their walls varies, so do the atmospheres of different art museums. Some are known for their contemporary, cutting-edge exhibits, while others focus on classical masterpieces. This distinction should play a role in your outfit choice.

Deciphering the Art Gallery Clothing Etiquette

Before you start assembling your art museum outfit, it’s important to decode the unspoken dress code of the museum you plan to visit. Many museums have guidelines that suggest appropriate attire for visitors. You can find this information on their websites or by giving them a quick call.


Some museums may simply request that visitors avoid wearing revealing or offensive clothing, while others might have more specific requirements, especially during special events like art gallery openings. Being aware of these guidelines not only ensures you’re dressed appropriately but also shows respect for the cultural institution and the artists whose work is on display.


Understanding the nuances of the museum’s atmosphere and dress code will help you put together an outfit that not only makes you feel confident but also allows you to fully immerse yourself in the art and culture that surrounds you.

6 Outfit Ideas for the Art Museum

1. The Classic Chic

Every woman’s closet should house at least one Little Black Dress (LBD), and an art museum visit is the perfect occasion to let it shine. A well-fitted LBD can work wonders—it’s like a blank canvas waiting for you to accessorize and make it your own.


Choose a classic silhouette that flatters your figure, whether it’s an A-line, sheath, or fit-and-flare style. Keep it modest in length and aim for knee-length or slightly below. Remember the focus should be on the art, not your attire.


To elevate your classic chic look, opt for timeless accessories like pearls. A simple pearl necklace and matching earrings add a touch of sophistication without stealing the spotlight from the artwork. When it comes to your handbag, consider a statement bag that complements your outfit and adds a pop of personality.

2. Boho Babe at the Museum

If your style leans more towards the free-spirited and artistic side of the spectrum, the "Boho Babe" look is your go-to choice for an art museum outing. 


Start your boho-inspired museum look with a flowy maxi dress. Choose one with vibrant, artistic prints that echo the creativity you're about to immerse yourself in at the museum. The flowing silhouette not only offers comfort but also adds an ethereal touch to your ensemble. You can also go for a boho-chic spin: equal parts free spirit and polished. The Sarah Alexandra Boho Dress is perfect for the spring and summer season.

Boho Dress - Magnetic

 

Alternatively, you can also opt for a boho top paired with bottoms. Consider a loose-fitting blouse like the Sarah Alexandra Boho Shirt with a pair of wide-legged, high-waisted pants or a flowy skirt. These combinations capture the essence of boho fashion while offering the versatility to mix and match.

 

3. Edgy and Artsy

The cornerstone of edgy and artsy is the classic leather jacket. It exudes a rebellious spirit that effortlessly melds with artistic vibes. Opt for a well-fitted leather jacket in classic black or explore bold colors like deep burgundy or forest green to add a unique twist. Underneath, you can sport an artistic graphic tee that resonates with your personal taste or go for a more tailored option with a cap-sleeve blouse from Sarah Alexandra that sports a fully shapeable one-piece collar.

Cap Sleeve Shirt

 

To complete your edgy and artsy look, slip into a pair of distressed jeans. The rugged, worn-in appearance adds character to your ensemble while allowing for comfort as you navigate through the museum's galleries. Whether you prefer skinny, boyfriend, or straight-leg jeans, make sure they reflect your unique style. For footwear, lace-up a pair of combat boots.

4. Summer Vibes in Style

For the ultimate summer look, opt for a sundress. Sundresses are not only comfortable but also effortlessly stylish. They come in various lengths and styles, from flirty mini dresses to elegant maxi dresses, so you can choose one that suits your taste.


You can also wear a summer blouse paired with high-waisted shorts or a flowy skirt. A loose, breathable blouse like Sarah Alexandra Flutter Sleeve is perfect for staying comfortable and stylish in the summer heat.

Flutter Sleeve Shirt

 

To protect yourself from the summer sun and add an extra touch of glamor to your outfit, don a wide-brimmed hat. Not only does it shield your face, but it also elevates your style game. Opt for a hat that matches your dress or blouse or go for a contrasting color for a bold statement.

5. Business Casual with a Twist

Start with a well-fitted blouse in a solid color or subtle print. Crisp whites, soft pastels, or earthy tones work beautifully. The blouse should be tailored to flatter your figure and maintain a professional appearance. You can opt for a classic button-down like Sarah Alexandra Weekend Blouse or explore more modern designs with interesting details like Sarah Alexandra Signature which comes in different patterns and colors Minx It Up black or VIP stripes.


Pair your blouse with tailored slacks or trousers. These should have a sleek silhouette, and the color should complement your blouse. Think of these as the canvas for your outfit, providing a structured base that allows you to experiment with accessories and footwear.


To add a twist to your business casual look, top it off with a statement blazer or a trench coat. Look for blazers with unique textures, bold colors, or interesting patterns. A trench coat, on the other hand, can instantly elevate your ensemble while keeping you prepared for any unpredictable weather.

Weekend Shirt

Practical Accessories

Comfortable Yet Stylish Shoe Options

When it comes to footwear for an art museum visit, comfort is paramount. You'll likely be on your feet for hours, so choose shoes that won't leave you with sore arches or blisters. Here are some stylish yet comfortable options to consider:


  • Sneakers
  • Ballet Flats
  • Low Heels
  • Ankle Boots
  • Slip-Ons
  • Espadrilles

Crossbody Bag vs Tote Bag

Choosing the right bag is crucial for carrying your essentials while keeping your hands free for exploring. Two practical options to consider are the crossbody bag and the tote bag:


  • Crossbody Bag: A crossbody bag is a versatile choice for a museum visit. It allows you to keep your belongings secure without the need to constantly hold onto your bag. Look for one with multiple compartments to keep your items organized. Opt for neutral colors or fun patterns to match your outfit.
  • Tote Bag: Tote bags are spacious and perfect for carrying a water bottle, snacks, a light sweater, and even a small sketchbook if you're feeling inspired. Choose one with comfortable shoulder straps and consider a stylish design or a museum-themed tote to show your appreciation for art.

Scarves and Shawls for Versatility

Scarves and shawls are not only fashionable accessories but also practical ones, especially if you're visiting an art museum with varying temperature zones or a chilly air-conditioned gallery. You can wear lightweight scarves around your neck, drape them over your shoulders, or even tie them to your bag for a pop of color. A lightweight shawl can double as both an accessory and an extra layer when needed.

Curate Your Style for Museum Visits

Each ensemble we've explored offers a unique blend of fashion and function, ensuring you're dressed to impress while comfortably navigating the galleries, art exhibitions, and cultural wonders of the museum. Your outfit is not just a means of self-expression; it's an opportunity to pay homage to the art, the artists, and the cultural institution itself.


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5 Style Ideas for Layering Clothes in 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of style, layering clothes remains steadfast and timeless. Whether you’re aiming for a chic office look, a cozy weekend outfit, or a show-stopping date night, mastering layering can take your style to the next level.


In this guide, we delve into the world of layering, exploring the basics to professional techniques. We discuss the must-have layering pieces for your wardrobe, offer insights into mixing and matching fabrics, and share tips for creating stunning color combinations and patterns. We’ll guide you on how to layer for different occasions and seasons, ensuring you stay comfortable and stylish through the coldest seasons.


Whether you’re a layering novice looking or a seasoned fashionista seeking fresh ideas, we have a variety of style ideas for layering clothes in 2023.

The Basics of Layering

The base layer is the foundation of your outfit, and it plays a crucial role in ensuring your comfort throughout the day. If it’s a tad on the warmer side, opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or moisture-wicking materials to keep you a little cooler should you need to lose a few layers. In colder weather, choose more insulating base layers like thermal tops to trap body heat and keep you warm.


The mid-layers are where you can get creative and add personality to your outfit. These are pieces that provide warmth and style simultaneously. Think about cozy sweaters, stylish cardigans, or even lightweight pullovers like the Sarah Alexandra Signature Flanela.

 

The outer layer is the final piece of the puzzle and often the most visible. Outer layers can range from classic denim jackets to tailored blazers, and from warm winter coats to lightweight windbreakers. Your choice depends on the occasion and the overall look you’re going for. It should complement the colors, textures, and patterns of your inner layers.

5 Must-Have Layering Pieces

Having the right pieces in your wardrobe is essential. These foundational items will serve as the building blocks for your ensembles. Here are some of the must-have layering pieces that will elevate your fashion in 2023.

1. Classic T-Shirts and Tank Tops

Let’s start with the basics. Classic t-shirts and tank tops are the unsung heroes of layering. They provide a comfortable and breathable base for any outfit. Opt for neutral colors like white, black, gray, and nudes, as they’re incredibly versatile and can be paired with almost anything.

2. Versatile Button-Up Shirts

Button-up shirts are incredibly versatile and can be worn as both base layers and mid-layers. Whether you prefer a crisp white shirt for a polished look or a flannel for a casual vibe, these pieces add structure and style to your ensemble. Don’t be afraid to experiment with patterns and colors to create unique combinations. The Sarah Alexandra Signature Shirt in multi-colored stripes or Signature Shirt in black and white broadcloth stripe.

3. Cozy Sweaters and Cardigans

Sweaters and cardigans are the go-to mid-layers for cooler weather. They not only provide warmth but also add texture and visual interest to your outfit. Chunky knit sweaters exude coziness, while lightweight cardigans offer a touch of sophistication. Layer them over your base layer for a chic look.

4. Timeless Denim Jackets

A denim jacket is a timeless piece that deserves a place in every wardrobe. It effortlessly bridges the gap between casual and stylish. Throw it over a t-shirt or later it under a coat for added warmth during colder months. Denim jackets come in various washes and styles, allowing you to express your personality.

5. Lightweight Blazers for Sophistication

For a more polished and sophisticated appearance, consider adding lightweight blazers to your layering arsenal. These versatile pieces can be dressed up or down, making them perfect for the office or a night out. Choose classic shades like navy or charcoal gray for a timeless touch.

5 Tips for Mastered Layering in 2023

Achieving a perfectly layered outfit requires a little finesse and attention to detail. While you want to pay attention to proportion and fit, ensuring longer layers peek out gracefully. Most importantly, confidence is your best accessory—own your style with pride. Remember, layering is an art so don’t be afraid to experiment and trust your instincts.

1. Mixing and Matching Fabrics

Texture is your secret weapon in the world of layering. Combining varying textures adds depth and interest to your ensemble. Pair a chunky knit sweater with a sleek leather jacket or a lace camisole under a structured blazer for a dynamic contrast that’s visually appealing and tactilely satisfying.


For the ultimate comfort and warmth, turn to fabrics like cotton, wool, and cashmere. Cotton offers breathability for your base layer, while wool and cashmere provide insulation during colder months. These cozy materials are versatile and can be incorporated into both mid-layer and outer layers, keeping you snug yet stylish.

2. Colors and Patterns

Color is a powerful tool in layering. While neutral colors like black, white, gray, and nudes provide a timeless base, don’t shy away from bolder hues. A pop of color, whether it’s a vibrant scarf or a statement jacket, can inject a personality into your ensemble.


For an effortlessly chic look, consider going monochromatic. Dressing in shades of a single color creates a streamlined and visually pleasing appearance. Vary tones and textures to add depth while maintaining a sophisticated and harmonious palette.


Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns in layered outfits. The key is to maintain a cohesive theme. Pair stripes with florals, polka dots with plaids, or animal prints with geometric designs. Ensure that one color or element ties the patterns together, creating a harmonious, eye-catching look.

3. The Art of Accessorizing

Accessories are the finishing touches that can elevate layered outfits. Whether you’re aiming for a casual, boho look or a more polished and sophisticated ensemble, mastering accessories is a great asset to have.


Accessories like scarves, hats, and gloves not only keep you warm but also add a stylish flair to your outfit. A colorful scarf can breathe life into a neutral-toned ensemble while a well-chosen hat can make a statement. Don’t forget gloves in colder weather; leather or knit can be both practical and chic.


Don’t forget the smaller details like statement earrings, brooches, layered necklaces, and belts to personalize your outfits and make them uniquely yours. It’s an opportunity to showcase your personality and style preferences.

4. Cold Seasonal Layering

Fall is synonymous with cozy layering. Layer sweaters, cardigans, and flannel shirts over long-sleeved tops or thermal base layers for added warmth. Don’t forget to incorporate rich, autumnal colors and earthy tones into your outfits to embrace the season’s vibes like Sarah Alexandra Weekend Shirt: Hot Toddy.


Winter is the ultimate test of your layering skills. Start with a thermal or merino wool base layer to retain body heat and add a mid-layer like a chunky knit sweater or fleece-lined leggings for extra insulation. Your outer layer should be a heavy coat or parka to shield you from wind and snow.

5. Layering for Different Occasions

The beauty of layering lies in its versatility, allowing you to adapt your styles to various occasions effortlessly. No matter what your week or weekend entails, there is a layered look that suits every situation.

Casual Weekend Looks

For relaxed weekend getaways or casual outings, opt for a comfortable yet stylish ensemble. Start with a well-fitted base layer, like a simple tee or a cozy sweatshirt. Layer it with a light jacket or a denim shirt for an easygoing vibe. Finish the look with your favorite jeans or slacks and comfortable sneakers or ankle boots.

Office-Appropriate Layering

Layering can be professional and polished for the office. Begin with a crisp button-up shirt as your base layer like Sarah Alexandra Weekend Shirt. Layer it under a tailored blazer for a smart look that exudes confidence. Mix in a pair of well-fitted trousers or a pencil skirt.

Layering for Formal Events

At formal events like weddings, layering can help you stand out with sophistication and style. Start with a formal dress, layering it with a sleek matching coat or a shawl with a refined touch. For daytime events, consider a flowy floral dress paired with a cardigan or shawl. You can also pair a cocktail dress as your base and layer it with a tailored blazer.

Layering for Comfort on the Go

Traveling often involves adapting to various climates and activities. Layering can help stay comfortable and stylish. Begin with a moisture-wicking base layer to keep you cool in warm weather or insulated base layers for colder destinations. Add versatile mid-layers like cardigans, lightweight jackets, or multi-purpose scarves.

Embrace Layering: Your Path to Style Possibilities in 2023

Layering isn’t just about piling on clothes; it’s about carefully curating outfits that reflect your personality and adapt to various seasons and occasions. Remember that layering is your canvas. Express yourself, experiment, and enjoy the journey of self-discovery through the art of layered fashion.


When it comes to building a versatile and stylish wardrobe, it’s essential to invest in quality basic layers like button-up shirts, pullover blouses, and capped-sleeve shirts. Whether you’re dressing for a casual day out or need a refined look for the office, shopping from Sarah Alexandra guarantees timeless elegance and lasting quality.

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Celebrity Fashion: 5 Best Diane Keaton Style Moments

Diane Keaton has long been celebrated for her ability to blend sassy charm with refined elegance. Beyond her illustrious acting career, Keaton has carved a niche as a timeless style icon, shaping fashion trends and leaving a mark on the industry. Her unique approach to fashion encapsulates a combination of influences—from her penchant for classic androgynous-inspired ensembles to her fearless embrace of accessories that add a hint of quirkiness to her sophisticated aura.

1. The Classic Menswear-Inspired Look

Diane Keaton’s love affair with menswear is nothing short of a style revelation that continues to captivate fashion enthusiasts across the globe. From her breakout role as the charming Annie Hall to her present-day ensembles, Keaton has mastered the art of merging masculine silhouettes with feminine grace.  

Annie Hall: Where It All Began

The turning point in Diane Keaton’s fashion narrative was undoubtedly her iconic portrayal of Annie Hall in 1977. In this transformative role, Keaton merged the worlds of men’s and women’s fashion, crafting a style that was uniquely her own. The oversized vests, tailored blazers, fitting white blouses, and draped neckties created a language that challenged norms and ignited a menswear revolution for women. Through Annie Hall, Keaton showcased the beauty of blurring lines and emphasized that clothing is an expression of individuality, not restricted by gender constraints.

Her Chunky Black Boots: The Edgy Elegance

Adding a daring touch of edge to her ensembles, Diane Keaton’s affinity for chunky black boots became a defining element of her signature style. These boots served as a powerful punctuation mark, grounding her menswear-inspired looks with a hint of rugged allure. The juxtaposition of refined tailoring with the ruggedness of chunky black boots embodied Keaton’s ability to create contrasts that defied and defined fashion norms.

Oversized Coats: Defying Convention with Confidence

Another facet of Keaton’s androgynous style is her fearless embrace of oversized coats. These statement pieces served as an extension of her bold personality. In a landscape where fitted silhouettes often ruled, Keaton’s oversized coat moments stood as a testament to her refusal to conform. These coats became canvases for self-expression, allowing her to challenge conventions with confidence and charm.

Diane Keaton styled in a celebrity fashion shirt resembling the Sarah Alexandra Signature Shirt.  

2. Black Turtlenecks and the Keaton Effect

In fashion, nothing strikes like the black turtleneck in Diane Keaton’s repertoire. This simple garment holds a special place in Keaton’s style playbook. The black turtleneck allure lies not just in its practicality, but in the transformative effect it has on an outfit.

Unveiling the Influence of Her Black Turtleneck to Generations

What started as a choice of comfort evolved into a defining element of Keaton’s fashion identity. Her affinity for black turtlenecks extended beyond clothing. She turned a wardrobe staple into a canvas for expression that has influenced generations. 

Timeless Chic: The Combination of Black Turtlenecks and Neutral Tones

In the world of fashion, the combination of a black turtleneck and neutral tones represents understated elegance, and Diane Keaton led that charge. The contrast between the deep black and serene neutrality creates timeless chic. It resonates across eras and reminds us that fashion is an evergreen landscape where you can combine simplicity and sophistication.

3. Casual Chic and Effortless Cool

Beyond the spotlight and the red carpet, Diane Keaton’s style narrative unfolds in the realm of everyday life. Her off-duty style moments offer a glimpse into a world where comfort and elegance coexist, creating a vision of casual chic. From strolls around Hollywood to candid coffee runs, Keaton transforms even the most mundane activities into style showcases.

Combining Comfort with Style

Keaton’s knack for pairing comfort with style is a dance that blends practicality with poise. She has worn a baggy sweater harmoniously with tailored pants, exuding an aura of cool sophistication. She is most known for pairing a classic two-piece collar blouse with a pair of jeans that perfectly demonstrates her carefree spirit.

The Resonance of Keaton’s Casual Looks

Keaton’s casual style resonates deeply with fans and fashion enthusiasts alike. Her off-duty ensembles celebrate the idea that style need not be compromised for comfort and vice versa. Her ability to make a baggy pair of jeans look effortlessly chic and a simple t-shirt artfully curated has struck a chord with generations seeking balance.

Diane Keaton wearing a checkered blouse similar to Sarah Alexandra checkmate  

4. Red Carpet Glamour

While she is best known for her menswear-inspired ensembles and casual chic looks, her forays into the red carpet have showcased an evolution that still embraces Hollywood glamor while staying true to her unique style.

Standout Red Carpet Looks

From prestigious award shows to exclusive premieres, Keaton’s red carpet moments are a gallery of fashion statements that never fail to ignite intrigue. She has walked the floor with an air of nonchalance that speaks of comfort and confidence in an all-black, sleek tuxedo from the high-neck black blouse to the staple black bowler hat.

Balancing Signature Style with Formal Hollywood Glamour

While others may opt for conventional gowns and sparkles, Keaton stands apart, commanding attention in a way that’s both effortless and intentional. Her outfits, whether the tailored suit with a signature white blouse or an elegant dress, always bear the imprint of her unique persona.

5. Bold Color and Pattern Choice

Diane Keaton’s style isn’t just about embracing menswear or off-duty chic; it’s also about slipping in bold strokes of color and intricate patterns. Her fearless approach to color and patterns is a testament to her commitment to self-expression and her refusal to be confined by conventional norms.

Embracing Vibrant Colors and Bold Patterns

In a world dominated by safe choices, Keaton stands out in vibrant bursts. From electric reds to deep blues and daring oranges, Keaton has proven that color is a powerful tool for making a statement. Her embrace of bold patterns, whether it’s a striking polka dot skirt or checkered shirts, showcases a level of confidence that turns heads.

The Impact on Her Iconic Image

Keaton’s choices in color and patterns have been a defining element of her image as a style icon. They embody her spirit of daring individualism, an attitude that challenges the notion that fashion should be limited by rules. Her ensembles become a narrative of her unwavering authenticity, leaving an indelible mark on the fashion landscape.

Diane Keaton styled in striped blouse similar to Sarah Alexandra designer shirt  

Embracing Unforgettable Elegance

Diane Keaton has left an indelible mark on the world of fashion. Her androgynous elements redefined norms, while black turtlenecks became symbols of empowerment. The bowler hat, white dress shirt and suit, and bold color choices are iconic testaments to her fashion style. Her legacy encourages all to embrace authenticity, reminding us that fashion is more than attire, but a canvas of self-expression. Let Keaton inspire you to redefine your fashion narrative, embracing confidence and grace.

Channel your inner Diane with shirts from Sarah Alexandra, where charm and confidence meets timeless elegance.

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Top 5 Summer Tops for Women in 2023

Top 5 Summer Tops for Women in 2023

Summer 2023 is the season of effortless style and vibrant colors, and there's no better way to embrace it than with the exquisite collection of shirts from Sarah Alexandra. From cap sleeve tops to flutter sleeve wonders, these handcrafted pieces will elevate your summer wardrobe. In this blog post, we'll explore five must-have shirts that epitomize the essence of 2023 summer fashion. Get ready to shine in bright yellow patterns, stark white statement tees, ocean blue designs, and vibrant pink stripes. Let's dive into the beauty of this summer's essentials.

Little Miss Sunshine Cap Sleeve Shirt

2023 women's fashion top in yellow checkered pattern
Infuse your summer with a burst of sunshine by embracing the Little Miss Sunshine cap sleeve shirt. The vibrant yellow hue and the charming cap sleeves create a playful and joyful look. Crafted with care, this shirt is the perfect blend of elegance and comfort. The soft, breathable fabric ensures you stay cool on sunny days, while the tailored fit flatters your silhouette. Pair it with your favorite jeans or a flowing skirt for a delightful and vibrant summer ensemble.
2023 women's fashion top in bright white with flutter sleeves
Embrace a serene and ethereal summer look with the White Lotus flutter sleeve top. The delicate flutter sleeves add a touch of romance, while the pristine white hue exudes purity and grace. Made with attention to detail, this top offers both comfort and elegance. The lightweight fabric and relaxed fit make it perfect for hot summer days. Pair it with denim shorts or a flowing maxi skirt for a dreamy and feminine outfit that captures the essence of the season.
2023 women's fashion top swim cover-up in blue pattern
Transport yourself to the stunning Amalfi Coast with the Amalfi Coast button-down shirt. This shirt combines classic sophistication with a relaxed vibe, making it the perfect companion for your summer adventures. The breathable fabric ensures comfort, while the button-down design allows for versatile styling options. Whether you're strolling along the beach or exploring a new city, this shirt will keep you looking effortlessly chic and stylish.
2023 women's fashion top in teal blue with flutter sleeves
Make a bold and captivating statement with the Peacock flutter sleeve shirt. The striking peacock blue color exudes confidence and individuality, while the flutter sleeves add a touch of whimsy and movement. Designed with meticulous craftsmanship, this shirt offers both comfort and glamour. Dress it up with tailored pants or down with denim shorts for a head-turning summer look that embraces your unique style. 
2023 women's fashion top in Barbie pink stripes
Radiate charm and femininity with the Pretty in Pink cap sleeve top. The soft and delicate pink hue evokes romance and elegance, making it a perfect choice for summer occasions. The cap sleeves provide a polished silhouette, while the premium fabric ensures comfort and breathability. Dress it up with a skirt for a garden party or pair it with white pants for a sophisticated daytime look. This top effortlessly exudes grace and beauty.

With these five must-have shirts from Sarah Alexandra, you can embrace the essence of summer style with elegance and confidence. Whether you choose the vibrant Little Miss Sunshine cap sleeve shirt, the ethereal White Lotus flutter sleeve top, the chic Amalfi Coast button-down shirt, the captivating Peacock flutter sleeve shirt, or the charming Pretty in Pink cap sleeve top, each piece is crafted to elevate your summer wardrobe. Explore the beauty of these handcrafted shirts and embrace the enchantment of the season with Sarah Alexandra's timeless designs.
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