I’ve been coveting split back tops and sweaters for fall ever since I saw this outfit Mackenzie wore while sailing. Isn’t it just the epitome of effortless chic? Club Monaco always seems to be a great source for split or open back anything, from sweaters to rompers and jumpsuits; I spotted this one over the weekend, and added it to a “must purchase for fall” list I have running in my head. As counterintuitive as it may seem, a cashmere split back sweater is perfect if, like me, you tend to overheat easily, even in cooler months (I think everyone can relate to that period in the late summer/early fall where you can’t yet break out coats, you kind of want to wear a sweater, but you really hate sweating in them…amiright? Additional aside: it just struck me how funny the word ‘sweater’ is…like, outside of the gym, who wants to wear something that makes you sweat?).
Now that you’ve made it through my rambling thoughts on sweaters and perspiration, I’m going to answer the question many of you are probably asking: if the split back on a top is high enough, what do you do about the whole bra situation? Well, you can always choose to rock the band, especially if your lingerie is lovely and lacy and you want to make a little bit of a statement. But for a true open back look, let me point you to the Nu bra. I actually bought one of these before I got married, to test with my dress — I wasn’t sure whether I’d wear this, a strapless, or nothing at all if the corseting was enough. Though it didn’t work with my wedding dress, I ended up keeping the Nu bra, because it’s a great item to have around exactly for items like these tops. You probably aren’t going to want to go dancing in one, but they work great for everyday tasks/movements, and I have found I’ll use it a lot in the summer time.
From sweating to inventive bras. The split back top might not be as effortless as it seems. But, I’m still sold on it. Do you love this look?